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How to Uninstall BitGuard win32 virus ? Permanently Removal Guide

Question.

How to Uninstall BitGuard win32 from Computer ? I have windows 7 32bit computer with Internet Explorer 9.

BitGuard-virus-remova-guide

Solved Answer.

BitGuard is a adware program and it is installed with named as BitGuard but is has lots of adware in their bundle like: Delta-search.com. It is shown into your add and remove programs list. you may also uninstall it simply from Add & remove program. But some time it gives the failed messsage while uninstalling itself. In that case you have to remove it manually. There is no it’s own removal tool is available yet. In order to remove it please follow the below instructions to remove it completely.

BitGuard win32 is also categorized as a potentially unwanted program that get installed without your permission or consent. It runs in the background of your computer system. It can hijack your all internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.

Once it is installed into your computer, you will typically see “BitGuard.exe” processes running in the Windows Task Manager. it will modifies your browser home page and default search engine into Delta-search.com. BitGuard intends to deliver ads once user starts to surf the internet. Your computer and internet speed become slow than usual. It display lots of advertisements and sponsored links on your computer screen. This program will not allow you to running normal application.

BitGuard win32 is comes into your computer via bundled with free software packages and when you visit on malicious websites. Do never click too fast on Next button when you install a free software from internet. So you should always read all terms and condition when you installing a software from internet. You should not download from any srd party website.

Technically, this is not a virus. However, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program “PUP”. Because it change your internet and browser settings. Nobody wants to install BitGuard directly, usually it installs additionally with another software packages.

To secure your computer from this potentially unwanted program. You should immediately uninstall BitGaurd. In order to remove this unwanted program, you have to follow article mentioned steps very carefully.

Steps

1.To Uninstall BitGuard from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Program and Features –> Uninstall a program (Wind7, 8, Vista).
Uninstall a program image 1
Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8

 

  • For Windows XP users click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You will get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall the programs, if you find any, from below list (Suspicious Programs list). Because all these programs are unwanted. You should uninstall all them immediately.
Uninstall all unwanted programs
Uninstall all unwanted programs

 

Suspicious Programs list

  • BitGuard
  • Browser defender
  • Browser protect
  • Browser protected by conduit
  • Delta search, Babylon
  • LessTabs
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics
  • privacy safe gaurd
  • unfriend checker
  • Price peep today
  • Coupon amazine
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo
  • Uninstall all the unwanted programs, which are not listed here.

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2. To Remove BitGuard from Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.BitGuard.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Now Restart Internet explorer

Remove BitGuard from registry

  • Click on Start and type Run and then type “REGEDIT” in the run box and then hit enter
  • In the registry editor go to Edit menu and then click on find option, you will get edit box to search any string to registry editor
  • Type in the find edit box “BitGuard” and click on Find Next
  • The search result will highlighted that key which have the same string
  • Edit that key and change the “BitGuard.com” string to “google.com
  • Use F3 key to find Next, Replace all them to “google.com”
  • Then Restart the internet explorer

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools menu (If tools menu doesn’t appear then press “F10” key once to active the menu bar), click on Internet Option. A internet option window will open.
  • For IE9, IE10 users may click on Gear icon IE Gear Icon. Then click on tools.
  • Click on Advanced tab, then click on RESET button.
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation, tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button on that. (As shown on below screenshot)

Internet Explorer Reset2

  • Now you will appear a popup says that complete all the tasks. After completion click on close button.

3.To Remove BitGuard from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.BitGuard.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Remove BitGuard from Firefox configuration file.

  • In the Firefox type this command in the address bar “about:config” and then hit enter to open this page
  • After that you will get a page which is asking for permission to open config page that confirm that please use it carefully so please click on button named as “I’ll be carefully, I promise“.
  • Now you will a configuration page with search option on the top, so please type “BitGuard” into search bar, you will get the result.
  • Replace all the string from “BitGuard” to “google
    In the search result do double click on the all entries (related to BitGuard) one by one, and change them to “google.com”
  • You can Right click on found results one by one and choose RESET option.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open “Troubleshooting information” page into Firefox.
  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information”, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option, It will take time to reset

Firefox Reset1

Firefox Reset2

 

4. To Remove BitGuard from Google Chrome

Remove unwanted homepage & search engine from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), click on Settings. You will get a configuration page.
  • Under configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on their Set Pages. A another window will come up. Here you will appear the bunch of URL’s under “Set pages”. Delete all them and then enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
Google Chrome Homepage step1
Google Chrome Homepage Reset step1
Google Chrome Homepage2
Google Chrome Homepage reset step 2
  • In the same configuration page click on Manage search engines button. Delete all the search engines from there, just keep only www.goole.com as your default search Engine.
Google Chrome Homepage3
Google Chrome search engine step 3
Google Chrome Homepage4
Google Chrome search engine step 4
Google Chrome Homepage5
Google Chrome search engine Step5

Remove unwanted extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), then click on Tools then, click on Extensions. (As shown on below screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions1

  • You will get a configuration page. which have installed all the extensions, Remove BitGuard extension & also remove all the unwanted extensions from there. To remove them, click on remove (recycle bin) icon Google Chrome remove extensions button(as shown on screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions2

Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser
  • Now open this following path
    • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
    • Copy and Paste this following command in this Run box then hit Enter or OK
    • Windows XP
      %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    • Windows 7, 8, Vista
      %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder please find a file named as “Preferences“ and now just need to rename this file from “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“
  • In the same default folder please find a one more file named as “Web Data“ and now just need to rename this file from “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old
  • Now Start your Google chrome.

5. To remove BitGuard registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from registry, please follow the steps.

5.1 : Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

5.2 : Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe).

5.3 : When you get it started, click on scan button to search the BitGuard files and registry entries (As shown below screenshot).

adwcleaner-scanning-process

5.5 : When scanning process will be finished, click on Clean button to delete all the BitGuard files and registry entries (as shown on below screenshot)

adwcleaner-cleanup-process

6. To remove BitGuard with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

Hitmanpro-found-adware

 

7. To remove BitGuard with Malwarebytes.

7.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

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7.2 : Update online Virus Definition

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7.3 : Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

7.4 : When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

7.5 : After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

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This post was last updated on:2013-10-29 | First Published:2013-10-29

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