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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,404
United States Rank #17,349
Reach 0.0105%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.36 days
352.37 days >
Average installed length: 185.14 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Browser Guard v3.0

What is Browser Guard?  (from Trend Micro)

Trend Micro Browser Guard is an easy-to-use browser plug-in that prevents both known and unknown web threats. Zero-day attacks, such as Aurora and Hydraq, are proactively blocked by Browser Guard, which detects and prevents behavior associated with these types of threats. Browser Guard also protects you from malicious ...  Read more


Browser Guard v3.0 is a program developed by Trend Micro. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 5.29 MB (5,544,960 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 52% of users of Browser Guard come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: free.antivirus.com/us/browser-guard/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\trend micro\browser guard
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D4ADDB2A-EE3C-41a7-88DF-99333DAE18E3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Guard v3.0

  • outer_amsp_clientlibrary.dll - Trend Micro Anti-Malware Solution Platform
  • tmfbeng.dll - Trend Micro Feedback Engine
  • bgui.exe - Browser Guard 2011
  • tmams.dll
  • tmbgcfg.dll
  • tmieg.dll
  • tmiegdbg.dll
  • tmiegpc.dll
  • tmiegscan.dll
  • tmiegsrv.exe
  • tmsa32.dll - SALineup (TMSAEng Dynamic Link Library)
  • bpmnt.dll - VSAPI (BPMNT)
  • vsapi32.dll - vsapi32
  • tmams64.dll
  • tmbgcfg64.dll
  • tmieg64.dll
  • tmiegdbg64.dll
  • tmiegpc64.dll
  • tmiegscan64.dll
  • memboot.dll
  • tmbgcfg2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tmams64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TMIEGBHO Class' with the class of {F1AD4A42-BA52-47BC-89DF-3F68F24C017F} (TMIEGBHO).
  • tmams.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TMIEGBHO Class' with the class of {F1AD4A42-BA52-47BC-89DF-3F68F24C017F} (TMIEGBHO).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tmieg64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TMBGBAR TOOLBAR' with the class of {C8137A8D-415D-450C-A1B1-D0C519D45296} (Trend Micro BG Toolbar).
  • tmieg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TMBGBAR TOOLBAR' with the class of {C8137A8D-415D-450C-A1B1-D0C519D45296} (Trend Micro BG Toolbar).
Scheduled Task
  • bgui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F508B7A8-9587-47FF-8B1C-F8F5F6FE6097}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bgui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Trend Micro Browser Guard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Browser Guard\BGUI.EXE".

How do I remove Browser Guard?

You can uninstall Browser Guard 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 Browser Guard v3.0, 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 Browser Guard.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Guard v3.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.94%
Windows XP 8.96%
Windows 10 8.02%
Windows Vista 7.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.98%
Windows 7 Professional 14.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 8.1 2.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.92%
  France 11.92%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  Germany 5.38%
  Canada 3.85%
  Italy 3.08%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Turkey 1.92%
  Australia 1.54%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Russia 1.15%
  Switzerland 0.77%
  Mexico 0.77%
  New Zealand 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.86%
Dell 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 20.71%
ASUS 6.43%
Toshiba 5.71%
Intel 2.86%
Lenovo 1.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
Acer Aspire 5560 1.85%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.85%
ASUS All Series 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.85%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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