How To Remove Windows Safeguard Utility Virus – Virus Removal



Windows Safeguard Utility Virus is a 100% fake antivirus and optimization software program. It is a financial hoax intended to steal computer users’ money through scare tactics and computer hijacking. Windows Safeguard Utility is in NO WAY a real Microsoft antivirus program. It manipulates computer users with fake alerts, fake scans and fake scan results into believing that the computer issues that were discovered are real. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.

Windows Safeguard Utility Virus Screenshot
Windows Safeguard Utility Virus Screenshot

The Windows Safeguard Utility Virus immediately starts when Windows boots. The fake program interface will appear and you will see many fake alerts and urgent messages to purchase the “full” version of the scam software. This is all an attempt to convince users that their computer is in trouble and need to use Windows Safeguard Utility to fix it.

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning



Windows Safeguard Utility begins its life-cycle as a trojan infection. It then reveals itself to you as a bogus “Microsoft Security Essentials” alert. If you click “clean computer” on the fake security essentials warning, Windows Safeguard Utility is automatically downloaded. Windows Safeguard Utility then performs a well choreographed set of fake scans and fake scan results to try to convince computer users that the program is real and so are the problems it found. Windows Safeguard Utility then lets users know that it is able to remove all of the problems its states were found. Of course the problems are completely fictitious and are only meant as a scare tactic.


Windows Safeguard Utility Virus is a very serious computer financial fraud. It will never stop asking you to purchase the full version of its program. It will constantly bother computer users with pop up notices to get the infected computer user to buy it. Under no circumstance should you purchase Safeguard Utility. It is malicious and deceptive financial fraud, only wanting to steal your money and personal identity info.


If you have seen the screenshot of the interface and program name from above, you are infected with Windows Safeguard Utility Virus. Windows Safeguard Utility will permanently delete important files and many other horrible consequences will occur while it is still on your computer. We have noticed many of these types of viruses spread throughout the internet on download websites, free mp3 websites, free movie sites and more. Computer users should be very cautious when browsing the internet.



Under no circumstance should you purchase Safeguard Utility. It is malicious and deceptive financial fraud, only wanting to steal your money and personal identity info.



We have found some success in removing Windows Safeguard Utility by following our recommended procedure below. Please be very patient while attempting to remove this virus from your PC. You will get it removed eventually with our recommended procedure.

How to remove the Windows Safeguard Utility Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 97.0%

1. Click the yellow button above. (keep clicking until the download starts)
2. Download and run the .exe file.
3. Install and perform the free virus scan.


Having trouble?
Can’t get the .exe file to open or run?
Can’t save the installer .exe to your computer?
Can’t access the internet on your infected computer?
Can’t download the .exe when you click the yellow button?

Find more help at the Advanced Troubleshooting Page.

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