How to remove Safeguard 2009 (removal instructions)

Safeguard 2009 is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with Safeguard 2009, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process sf2009.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009
%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009\sf2009.exe
%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009\BASE
%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009\DELETED
%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009\LOG
%AllUsers%\Application Data\SafeguardSoft Ltd\Safeguard 2009\SAVED

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKCU\Software\SafeguardSoft Ltd
HKCU\Software\SafeguardSoft\Safeguard 2009
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\Safeguard 2009
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Safeguard 2009

How to remove Safeguard 2009 (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process sf2009.exe
  • Unregister all the Safeguard 2009 DLLs
  • Delete all the Safeguard 2009 files
  • Delete all the Safeguard 2009 registry entries

How to remove Safeguard 2009 (automatic removal) ?

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