BrowseGuard is an adware program that consists of a Widows application and web browser extension, add-ons, or browser helper objects installed in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. So, if you want to remove BrowseGuard, then you need to remove all of this BrowseGuard components. Besides displaying ads in your web browser BrowseGuard compromises your privacy with activities related to web search history tracking. It also wastes your web traffic and load your computer with activities that you barely need. BrowseGuard is often deceptively installed with popular free programs that you download. This practice is called bundling and involves attaching BrowseGuard installation program to a setup wizard that came with a free program or a download client used as a wrapper.
BrowseGuard barely would hurt your computer, but some ads might lead to computer infection. You need to be attentive when installing free programs, and if adware programs like BrowseGuard infect your computer, then it is better to remove them ass soon as possible. Use the guide below for manual BrowseGuard removal or a BrowseGuard removal tool that helps to remove other malicious programs and protect your security and privacy.
This removal guide will help you to remove BrowseGuard manually. However, if you also want to remove other malware and protect your computer and web browsers against malicious programs, it is better to use SpyHunter as a BrowseGuard removal tool. It offers a free anti-malware scanner that provides very comprehensive scan results that help to remove malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) manually.
What is BrowseGuard?
BrowseGuard is an adware that infects your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It is similar to Browser Guardian and climes to improve browsing safety while primary purpose of this program is making money out of your clicks on ads. BrowseGuard consists of a Windows application and similarly named browser extensions specific for web browsers installed on your computer. These adware components are designed for spying on your web browsing and displaying ads related to your browsing history. When you click on such ads, BrowseGuard owners and distributors get some money on pay-per-click basis paid by promoters. While BrowseGuard is not malicious, the downside of using it is wasted web traffic and your compromised privacy that put you at risk of sharing your user’s profile among various sales companies. BrowseGuard is often distributed with free programs that you may download. This adware is deceptively installed unless you disable the optional for BrowseGuard before installing a program or update that you download. Removing BrowseGuard is quite easy, but other adware programs that might come bundled with it are often tricky and stubborn for your removal effort.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
BrowseGuard Adware Removal ToolBrowseGuard Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove BrowseGuard and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to BrowseGuard malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete BrowseGuard components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against BrowseGuard and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove BrowseGuard Ads Manually
For manual removal, you need to remove all BrowseGuard components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this Windows utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove BrowseGuard extensions from your web browsers and reset browser settings to defaults or to your proffered ones.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall BrowseGuard on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "BrowseGuard" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall BrowseGuard on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight BrowseGuard program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall BrowseGuard on Windows XP
Uninstalling BrowseGuard from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on BrowseGuard program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove BrowseGuard from Chrome
Remove BrowseGuard extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find BrowseGuard extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove BrowseGuard from Firefox
Remove BrowseGuard add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find BrowseGuard add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove BrowseGuard from Internet Explorer
Remove BrowseGuard extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on BrowseGuard, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of BrowseGuard is relatively easy task. However, you might get a bunch of bundled adware programs or malware infections. So, you also need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and BrowseGuard Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove BrowseGuard Adware Infection Completely
BrowseGuard adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove BrowseGuard you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanners, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.
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