How to remove BitGuard (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:BitGuard
Command or file name:bitguard.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers: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. Then 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. If you have further questions about BitGuard, please ask below. You can use programs to remove BitGuard from your browsers below.
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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:
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:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
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 if 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.
Remove BitGuard related extensions from your browsers
BitGuard in some cases can be accompanied with 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:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective BitGuard removal use BitGuard Removal Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like BitGuard are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs 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 anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like BitGuard.
Here are the descriptions of problems connected with BitGuard and bitguard.exe we received earlier:
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.