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Should I remove BitGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,753
United States Rank #9,161
Reach 0.1954%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.11 days
62.11 days >
Average installed length: 32.63 days

BitGuard

What is BitGuard?

BitGuard also known as BProtector, Application Manager and Browser Protector is an application designed to prevent the removal of software installed by the provider and affiliates. It is designed to work with Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Versions of this software in distributed from numerous download co-bundle installers including One Installer LLC, FIRSERIA (downloadyourplayer.com), Tuguu SL, Somoto Ltd., Amonetize ltd. and Coolapptech.

About  (from MediaTechSoft)

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Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named BitGuard.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 8.08 MB (8,476,702 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BitGuard.
BitGuard.exe (425622f8db2694c34d1908a77612acfc) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.04 Trojan/Win32.Rotbrow
Avira AntiVir 7.11.123.132 APPL/BProtector.Gen
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Generic
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:BProtect-D [Trj]
AVG 2015.0.3599 Bprotect.G
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod059.Trojan
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo Security 17552 Application.Win32.bProtector.KAT
Dr.Web 9.0.0.010 Adware.BGuard.47
ESET-NOD32 8.9250 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Riskware/BProtector
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Application.BHO
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10735 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10735 Trojan ( 0000d2141 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4489 Trojan.Win32.Bromngr
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.07 PUP.Optional.PerformerSoft.A
McAfee 5600.7255 Adware-Bprotect!425622F8DB26
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Adware-Bprotect!425622F8DB26
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A
Sophos 4.96 BProtector
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 Adware.GoonSquad
VIPRE Antivirus 25078 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 23 all detections
BitGuard has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: MediaTechSoft Inc
URL: www.mediatechsoft.com/contact.html
Help link: www.mediatechsoft.com/uninstall.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\bitguard\2.6.1673.238\{c16c1ccb-1111-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\2.6.1673.238\{c16c1ccb-1111-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693} /um
Estimated size: 8.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BitGuard

Program executable:BitGuard.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Manager
Path:C:\ProgramData\bitguard\2.6.1694.246\{c16c1ccb-1111-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BitGuard.exe
MD5:425622f8db2694c34d1908a77612acfc
Additional files:
  • BitGuard.dll (by PerformerSoft) - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) BitGuard.exe (by PerformerSoft)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • BitGuard.exe runs as a service named 'BitGuard' (BitGuard) "Your browser protector service".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BitGuard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\2.6.1673.238\{c16c1ccb-1111-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BitGuard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BitGuard.exe
Memory:3.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0377956495%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02016368%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01763197%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:474,070
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:218 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove BitGuard?

Quickly and completely remove BitGuard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BitGuard from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitGuard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BitGuard.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.32%
Windows 8 21.34%
Windows XP 9.72%
Windows Vista 5.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.02%
Windows 7 Professional 10.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.75%
Windows 8 9.12%
Windows 8 Pro 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.42% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.42%
  United States 15.09%
  United Kingdom 7.24%
  Italy 5.12%
  India 3.18%
  Poland 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.21%
  Taiwan 2.21%
  France 2.12%
  MA 2.03%
  Philippines 2.03%
  Thailand 1.85%
  Mexico 1.77%
  Australia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.71%
Acer 21.33%
Dell 17.69%
ASUS 11.57%
Samsung 5.72%
GIGABYTE 5.46%
Lenovo 4.03%
Toshiba 2.73%
American Megatrends 2.34%
Medion 1.69%
Intel 1.43%
Sahara 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.10%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.21%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH530 1.89%

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