How to Remove BitGuard Virus

A program called BitGuard suddenly appears on my computer. I have no idea where it came from so I suspect this is some kind of a computer virus that enters my computer upon visiting several web sites lately. While searching for drivers, I was diverted into a web site where my antivirus displays an alert. I just ignore it, thinking that the security program can take charge of protecting the computer.

Other things I am suspecting are programs that I have downloaded. A player from Netflix was installed on my PC before this BitGuard virus starts to show. Also, adblocker was loaded into my Firefox the same day that is registered by BitGuard. I know that these files are clean and legitimate. I just wonder if I have downloaded an illegal copy with BitGuard embedded into it.

I have tried deleting the file C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\BitGuard.exe but it will come back when Windows restarts. There must be something, probably a Trojan that loads it during start-up. Task manager is not helpful either in ending the BitGuard virus processes. The process BitGuard.exe alone eats up 75% of my computer resources and probably the main reason why I am experiencing sluggish in PC operation.

I have searched the web about BitGuard removal but found no useful solution. Probably, this post might help me find the way to uninstall BitGuard virus from my infected computer.

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  1. aliasmatt

    This procedure might be helpful in removing BitGuard from the computer. Do not forget to scan the PC with Malwarebytes Antimalware and Adwcleaner.

    Uninstall BitGuard from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find BitGuard, Appbario, Ibario, or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove BitGuard on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for BitGuard, Appbario, Ibario, or any related entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    How to Uninstall BitGuard in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see BitGuard, Appbario, Ibario, or any related term from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    How to Remove BitGuard in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove BitGuard, Appbario, Ibario, or any related entries of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

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