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* What is BitGuard

* Download BitGuard Removal Tool

* Remove BitGuard manually

* Remove BitGuard from Google Chrome

* Remove BitGuard from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove BitGuard from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall BitGuard from Windows 10

* Uninstall BitGuard from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall BitGuard from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

BitGuard is an unwanted program that is designed to protect browser settings after they've been changed by a hijacker bundled with this program and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs. This prevents user from changing homepage and search in browsers to preferred ones.

BitGuard intrusion method


BitGuard installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (BitGuard). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. BitGuard copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is bitguard.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name BitGuard and value bitguard.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name bitguard.exe or BitGuard. Also, it can create folder with name BitGuard under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation BitGuard starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove BitGuard immediately.

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Features of Removal Tool

* Removes all files created by BitGuard.

* Removes all registry entries created by BitGuard.

* You can activate System and Network Guards and forget about malware.

* Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.

* Removal is guaranteed - if Removal Tool fails ask for FREE support.

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Features of Stronghold Antimalware

* Removes all files created by BitGuard.

* Removes all registry entries created by BitGuard.

* Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.

* "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

* Removal is guaranteed - if Stronghold AntiMalware fails ask for FREE support.

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* Technical details of BitGuard threat.

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How to remove BitGuard manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with BitGuard, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally, missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by BitGuard.

To get rid of BitGuard, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• bitguard.exe
• bitguard.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use BitGuard Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %ProgramFiles%\BitGuard

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\BitGuard

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use BitGuard Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall BitGuard related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for BitGuard entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version of Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If BitGuard won't uninstall or gives you error message, that you do not have sufficient rights to do this, perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use BitGuard Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find BitGuard in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu, choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate BitGuard or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find BitGuard

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find BitGuard related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove BitGuard extension from your browsers

BitGuard in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to BitGuard. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose BitGuard or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective BitGuard removal use BitGuard Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find BitGuard and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm BitGuard removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate BitGuard.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like BitGuard are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like BitGuard.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with BitGuard and bitguard.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: bitgaurd

Can't uninstall the program. Cant even get Task Mgr to come up. Bitguard stops anything from running including any removal tool.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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