The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "YourWebSafe" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • malware

Description:
YourWebSafe claims to be an antispyware solution that shows harmless entries as high risk problems. If the user wants to fix these false positives he has to purchase a license.
Removal Instructions:

Start Menu:

Please remove the following items from your start menu.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Items named "The Registry Sentinel.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\*.exe".
  • Items named "UninstallCleanReg.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\UninstallCleanReg.exe".
  • Items named "The Web Sentinel.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\The Web Sentinel.exe".
  • Items named "UninstallSentinel.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\UninstallSentinel.exe".

Autorun:

Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "The Registry Sentinel" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\The Registry Sentinel.exe".
  • Entries named "The Web Sentinel" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\The Web Sentinel.exe".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "sysguard".
  • Products that have a key or property named "The Registry Sentinel".
  • Products that have a key or property named "The Web The Web Sentinel".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\ieguard.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\rnf456".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\The Registry Sentinel.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel\UninstallCleanReg.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\licence.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\The Web Sentinel.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel\UninstallSentinel.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\AttentionEX.html".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\delete.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\delete1.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\IEBHO.dll".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\locked.ico".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\opened.ico".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\paths.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\prgrsbar.gif".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\refs.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Sentinel1.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Sentinel2.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Sentinel3.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Sentinel4.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\setts.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\setupc.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\setups.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\stores.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\uid.tmp".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\vals.jpg".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\www.jpg".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If YourWebSafe uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$WINDIR>\sysguard".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\The Registry Sentinel".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\The Web Sentinel".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Registry Sentinel".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\The Web Sentinel".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If YourWebSafe uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "ieguard.TIEAdvBHO", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "sysguard" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\".
  • Delete the registry key "sysguard" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
  • Delete the registry key "{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "IEBHO.TIEAdvBHO", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "clean registry" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\".
  • Delete the registry key "Sentinel" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\".
  • Delete the registry key "The Registry Sentinel.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".
  • Delete the registry key "The Web The Web Sentinel.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".
  • Delete the registry key "{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".
If YourWebSafe uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.