How to Remove Browser Safeguard Hijacker

Browser Safeguard is a tricky browser hijacker and rogue application that exploits an attractive idea of browser protection in a twisted way. It really protects web browser against changes, but it comes with adware and search redirect viruses that you may want to remove. If you cannot get rid of popup ads or rogue search engine that replaced your favorite one, then look for Browser Safeguard and remove it before proceeding with removal. Browser Safeguard is often deceptively installed along with other free programs and infect you Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It either comes bundled with adware or comes as an adware protector, but any way, you need to remove Browser Safeguard components before you can get rid of ads and unwanted redirection.

This removal guide will help you to remove Browser Safeguard either manually or with a help of  SpyHunter that finds and remove malicious programs and unwanted deceptively installed stuff used for advertising. It offers real-time protection for your safety and professional support for a sure success in malware removal.

 

What is Browser Safeguard?

Browser Safeguard is a browser hijacker that blocks any changes that you or another program can do in a web browser. Looks like a good thing for browser protection. However, it is not used for protecting your web browser. Browser Safeguard protects adware, redirected web search, and homepage that comes bundled with it and lets developers get money out of your clicks on different sorts of advertising. So, Browser Safeguard only protects this income against competitors that can install different adware or hijacker. You need to remove Browser Safeguard before you remove bundled adware or try to change your web browser settings.

Browser Safeguard hijacker

Protection against browser hijackers like Browser Safeguard:

Your attention and careful look at download clients and setup wizards that list optional software bundled to the program you get are important. It might be a lot easier for you to prevent installing adware if you use anti-malware with real-time protection like SpyHunter. Pay attention to marked check boxes since Browser Safeguard is set for an automatic installation along with a free program. Use “custom” installation option, that lists installed components, instead of “typical” that hides them along with adware components being installed.

 

 

Browser Safeguard Removal Tool

Browser Safeguard Removal Tool makes the removal process easy and safe for you. It comes as a free scanner and might be extended to a full featured version that removes malware and protect your computer against future infections.  This programs help to remove even legitimate adware and spyware programs like Browser Safeguard keyloggers, and surveillance apps used with malicious purpose and not addressed by conventional anti-virus products. Thus, the level of your security and privacy will be greatly improved.

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Remove Browser Safeguard Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall components related to Browser Safeguard and protecting it against removal. Here we give you some file names, but Browser Safeguard might be installed by different programs and so you might need more work. You also can download SpyHunter for a free scan and find out what programs are found malicious. Then you need to remove these programs from the list of installed programs and from your web browsers. And finally, you need to fix browser settings for removing redirect to some web address set in replacement of your default search engine and homepage.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure hidden malicious programs and spyware are also removed.

Uninstal Browser Safeguard adware program

Make sure that Browser Safeguard is no running. Use your Task Manager to kill BrowserSafeguard.exe process.

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “BrowserSafeguard” programs, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove Browser Safeguard from Internet Explorer

Remove Browser Safeguard add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “BrowserSafeguard” add-ons.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove unwanted redirect address redirect from IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with unwanted redirect address redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove unwanted redirect address redirect from IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove unwanted redirect address redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove Browser Safeguard from Firefox

Remove Browser Safeguard add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “BrowserSafeguard” add-ons. Right-click this items and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove unwanted redirect address redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than unwanted redirect address and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than unwanted redirect address
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to unwanted redirect address. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove Browser Safeguard from Chrome

Remove Browser Safeguard add-ons from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “BrowserSafeguard” add-ons.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove unwanted redirect address redirect from Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove unwanted redirect address related items.

Additional Information:

Delete Browser Safeguard files and folders:

C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard
BrowserSafeguard.exe
certutil.exe
makecert.exe
ewebstorewrapper.dll
libnspr4.dll
libplc4.dll
libplds4.dll
nss3.dll
smime3.dll
softokn3.dll
TrustedRoot.cer

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of advare removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. So, this checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.

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  • Free online support helps to remove complex computer infections
  • Free anti-malware scanner is truly helpful for manual removal
  • Reliable real-time protection against malicijus programs
  • Lot of features and easy of use for anyone

SpyHunter Malware Security Suite offers anti-malware and anti-spyware protection that helps to prevent identity theft and protect your security and privacy.

 

 

Remove Browser Safeguard Search Redirect Completely

Browser Safeguard is tricky and it might use your Hosts file for setting the redirect that impossible to remove by editing settings in your web browsers. The redirect might come back if your Proxy settings are altered. Read this article for checking and fixing Proxy settings and removing the redirect. It is also a good idea to scan your computer with anti-malware program for virus removal.

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