Spyware Protect/Guard 2009 malware

July 23, 2009
aka: Spyware Protect 2008 and SpyWare Guard 2008, SpyGuard

Spyware Protect 2009 is a phony anti-spyware program that may be installed onto your computer through Trojans when visiting rogue websites or downloading fake video codecs from questionable websites.

Symptoms

Once Spyware Protect 2009 is installed onto your PC, you will be flooded with false security warning alerts and pop ups claiming that your PC is infected. The only infection that you have is Spyware Protect 2009. Don't fall for this common scam scheme and do NOT purchase the useless counterfeit Spyware Protect 2009 program.


Removal

A third party company has some manual removal instructions:


There is not a removal tool available to help clean up this malware.