BitGuard is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, that has been associated with numerous unwanted symptoms on affected computer systems. BitGuard is developed by PerformerSoft LLC, a software developer that has been associated with various other PUP infections. Many computer users have reported that BitGuard appears on their computer suddenly and without having been installed by the computer users themselves. One common way in which BitGuard is detected on the affected computer is because BitGuard is associated with the bitguard.exe memory process and a DLL file, bitguard.dll. These are the common ways in which BitGuard shows up on the affected computer. This low quality PUP is typically bundled with freeware or shareware, which also drops these files on the affected computer. BitGuard should be removed immediately from the affected computer with the help of a reliable, fully updated anti-malware application.
BitGuard and Problems Associated with this PUP
There are several annoying symptoms that may be caused by BitGuard. BitGuard makes unwanted changes to your Web browser settings. Although BitGuard is marketed as a way to protect your computer from threats, benefits of using BitGuard are outweighed by the various irritating symptoms associated with this low quality PUP. Typical problems associated with BitGuard may include the fact that BitGuard causes browser redirects to a variety of low quality search engines and websites associated with potentially unsafe content. Typical low quality search engines associated with BitGuard include Delta Search Toolbar, Mixi DJ Search and Toolbar, and Claro Search.
Typically, BitGuard is bundled with freeware and shareware applications from questionable sources. When computer users install these types of programs, the option to opt out of installing BitGuard is present, although many computer users may overlook it. To avoid the installation of PUPs like BitGuard, computer users should use custom installation to monitor all the components being installed to avoid unwanted components like BitGuard. It is also important to understand that PUPs may be bundled along with legitimate shareware or freeware programs as well, often by third parties that may appropriate legitimate free applications and bundle them with their own PUPs.
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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BitGuard Technical Report
As new BitGuard details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
Fake message for BitGuard:
The following fake error message(s) appears for BitGuard:
|An attempt to change your default browser search settings has been blocked.|