Since some time, I've been running Spybot S&D and AVG AntiVirus, both completely updated to the latest versions. During a regular check of my system, I found a huge amount of connection attempts to 007guard.com, and neither Spybot nor AVG is reporting anything about it. Yes, I've ran the full scans and the rootkit scan. On my 8TB disk this is not a fun job to do..
What I did notice, is that there is a record in my hosts file, sending 007guard.com to 127.0.0.1.
After searching Google, I found exactly 0 information on this process, other then 1 sentence saying "it's a beta, re-format". When checking with some tools from the SysInternals suite, I find that my open browsers (FireFox and Chrome) are attempting to connect to www.007guard.com:1337 and www.007guard.com:1338.
My question: Can anyone provide me with information about this 007guard?
- What is it?
- Is it dangerous?
- How to remove it?