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Should I remove BitGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,809
United States Rank #8,665
Reach 0.1425%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 72.90 days
798.41 days >
Average installed length: 419.50 days


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 (including web browser extensions deployed by PerformerSoft). BitGuard and its variations are registered under the company name MediaTechSoft but actually are associated with PerformerSoft LLC. While the BitGuard service (BitGuard.exe) is signed with a digital signature from MediaTechSoft Inc. the file points to various indications it was generated by PerformerSoft.

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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 main program executable is BitGuard.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 8.44 MB (8,845,342 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BitGuard.
BitGuard.exe (30312a75be27ed57ac1f7d657108f016) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/BProtector.Gen
avast! 2014.9-131004 Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3580 Bprotect.C
ESET-NOD32 7.8874 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
G Data 13.10.22 Win32.Application.BHO
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.04.10 PUP.Optional.PerformerSoft.A
McAfee 5600.7218 Artemis!30312A75BE27
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7218 Artemis!30312A75BE27
Sophos 4.93 BProtector
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.277 TROJ_GEN.F47V1001
VIPRE Antivirus 22080 InstallBrain (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediatechsoft.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\bitguard\2.6.1673.238\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\2.6.1673.238\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693} /um
Estimated size: 8.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BitGuard

Program executable:BitGuard.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Manager
Generic software
Additional files:
  • BitGuard.dll (by PerformerSoft) - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) BitGuard.exe (by PerformerSoft)
  • loader.dll
  • uninstall.exe - BitGuard (Generic software)
  • x64injector.exe
  • {c16c1ccb-1111-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}.exe
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • BitGuard.exe runs as a service named 'BitGuard' (BitGuard).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BitGuard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\2.7.1832.68\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BitGuard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015687471%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00090648%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00066227%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,586,154
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1007 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove BitGuard?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.12%
Windows 10 11.03%
Windows XP 8.15%
Windows Vista 4.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.98%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.05%
Windows 8 5.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.46%
  Germany 12.52%
  MA 8.18%
  Brazil 5.27%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  France 3.77%
  Italy 3.26%
  Taiwan 3.08%
  DZ 2.33%
  Indonesia 1.87%
  Spain 1.72%
  TN 1.61%
  India 1.61%
  Mexico 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.47%
Acer 21.67%
Dell 18.61%
ASUS 8.75%
Samsung 5.40%
Toshiba 4.68%
Lenovo 2.45%
Medion 1.17%
Intel 1.06%
Sahara 1.00%
Sony 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.81%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.39%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.10%


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