ScanGuard is a software program that can be used for cleaning up your PC, and also for optimizing and protecting it from virus and malware. As per Whois records, it is comparatively a new program, as it declared its presence online in June 2016. On the other hand, no reviews or discussion about this product is available online earlier than September of the same year.
• Who is the developer of this software?
Unfortunately, there is no mention of the company name that has created this multi-purpose software for securing and optimizing your computer. If you search well, all you will find is the sentence “a top Microsoft solution provider” on the official website of this program. Moreover, there are no “contact” and “about the company” pages on this site.
• Installing the program
When installing this software on your device, you will notice there is no licensing agreement that you have to read through. There is also no “Cancel” or ‘Accept” button, which seems unprofessional for a company that claims itself to be a top “Microsoft solution provider.” Moreover, you will never find an “Advanced” page where you can select the installation folder from so as to place your shortcuts and do other relevant things. As soon as you will click on ScanGuard.exe, the installation process will keep happening without any pause which may seem a bit unusual to any user.
Upon completion of the installation process, you will be required to create an online account. But ScanGuard does to seem to be much concerned about the security of the user, as there is no option to confirm your password by reentering it and no rules are also there to govern the password strength.
• Testing the program
When the registration process will be completed, the system will update itself and then it will scan your computer through four components- System Boost, Web Security, Disk Cleaner and Antivirus.
The results might be nothing extraordinary to go beyond one’s expectations, though these make it still useful and effective in doing what it is supposed to do. However, to resolve any of the issues reported by the program, you will have to make payments on the official website of ScanGuard. If you click on any buttons to fix the reputed issues, you will be taken to the ScanGuard Payment page where you might be urged to upgrade it. As a result, it proves that this software is not free for use.
• So, it is safe?
The software seems useful in identifying the issues present in any computer device; but as a user, you will have to upgrade it to be benefited from it. Moreover, ScanGuard is not a proven Microsoft Gold Partner that may ensure its reliability. And it is also not certified by any top anti-virus software out there. Thus, if you would like to make use of this software, you have to do it at your own risk.