ShutdownGuard is a utility application that can help protect your PC from malicious viruses and other malware. ShutdownGuard can block programs from automatically shutting down, rebooting or logging off your computer when it detects an infected program. When a malicious shutdown occurs in Windows XP, it first tries to block a shut down in Windows XP. Then it will display a message on the desktop, asking you whether or not you want to restart your system.
In Windows 7 and Vista, you will most likely see a second dialogue popup. This time, the dialog will ask if you want to shut down your system. If you do not want to shut it down, it will attempt to change your system settings to point it to the shortcut it has created on your desktop. This method of attempting to shut it down is called "cashing out" and will cause serious damage to your registry if allowed to continue.
In order to prevent this kind of malicious behavior, we have developed a small application that works in conjunction with our company's antivirus solution to scan Windows PCs for known malicious websites, including Fake antivirus websites and malware such as Popup ads, spyware and adware. With the ShutdownGuard application, this type of virus infection cannot gain access to your system and will not attempt to block your Windows XP boot up. Since it has been designed to work hand-in-hand with our powerful anti-malware product, we have been able to successfully address all of the common symptoms of this infection, and we have developed a special system called the "System Restore Point" that will perform a "restore point to restore" whenever your PC may experience problems. To use this application to get rid of malicious software like StartupGuard, please download the latest version and install it onto your PC.