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Should I remove Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #40,589
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VersionDistribution 4.35% 21.74% 4.35% 4.35% 17.39% 17.39% 26.09% 4.35%

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Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard

What is Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard?  (from Blue Ridge Networks)

AppGuard provides the next generation of comprehensive antivirus protection. It stops zero-day malware - old and new, known and unknown - from executing an attack. It accomplishes this comprehensive protection by using a unique, patented isolation and containment method to protect against persistent threats and targete...  Read more


Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard is a program developed by Blue Ridge Networks. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 16 files and is usually about 20.92 MB (21,939,865 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 77% of users of Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Latvia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.blueridge.com/index.php/products/appguard/consumer
Help link: www.blueridgenetworks.com/support/products.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Blue Ridge Networks\AppGuard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B18537F1-B130-4C4B-A606-01128D45907E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard

  • AppGuardAgent.exe - AppGuard Agent Service Application (AppGuard Agent Service (x64))
  • AppGuardGUI.exe - AppGuard GUI Application
  • LicQueryApp.exe - LicenseQuery (License Related Functions)
  • mbrguard.dll - MBRGuard Dynamic Link Library (MBRGuard (x64) Dynamic Link Library)
  • mbrguard.sys - MBRGuard x64 (Blue Ridge Networks x64 MBR Guard Driver)
  • IP2Lib64.dll (by Concept Software) - Concept Software, Inc. Instant PLUS DLL (Instant PLUS DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AppGuardAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Blue Ridge AppGuard Service' (BRN_APPGUARD_SERVICE) "Client security software that protects you from malware attacks that legacy, signature-based AntiVirus software misses.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppGuardGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppGuardGUI' which loads as C:\Program Files\Blue Ridge Networks\AppGuard\AppGuardGUI.exe.

How do I remove Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard?

Quickly and completely remove Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard 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 Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard, 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 Blue Ridge Networks AppGuard.

Win 8 74%
Win 7 (SP1) 26%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.91%
Windows 7 26.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Windows 8.1 17.39%
Windows 10 Pro 13.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.70%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.67%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Latvia 3.33%
  France 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.84%
Dell 26.32%
MSI 10.53%
Lenovo 10.53%
Acer 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT72... 10.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20-b014 10.53%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook ... 5.26%
eMachines EL1852G 5.26%
LENOVO 20404 5.26%
HP HP Pavilion x360 Conve... 5.26%


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