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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What is BitGuard.exe and how to remove it?

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BitGuard.exe - Browser Protection Service by PerformerSoft (iBario LTD).

What is BitGuard.exe?

BitGuard.exe runs as a service named 'BitGuard'. It claims to block malicious browser extensions, browser home page hijacks, browser search manipulation, however, the truth is quite the opposite - it is designed to protect the browser hijacker called Search-Gol so that it remains the default browser search engine. More than ten anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BitGuard.exe, for instance, APPL/BProtector.Gen, Win32:BProtect-A [PUP], BProtector and a variant of Win32/bProtector.A. If you have this program running in Task Manager then your computer is infected by malware. You web browser is probably hijacked by SearchGol, Delta-Search or similar browser hijackers. You may also see in text (contextual) advertisements or pop ups on your computer. This malware can also add alternative redirection "page not found" and modify search functionality from the address bar. There are variants of BitGuard with spyware modules which means that not only it modifies the default search engine and search provider but also may gather information about you, your browsing and Internet usage habits, as well as other data. I recommend you to remove BitGuard.exe and related malware from your computer. Scan your computer with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: BitGuard.exe
Publisher: PerformerSoft (iBario LTD)
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BitGuard\2.6.1673.238\{UNIQUE ID}\BitGuard.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\2.6.1673.238\{UNIQUE ID}\BitGuard.exe
Startup file: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services 'BitGuard'