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Should I remove ByteFence Anti-Malware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,189
United States Rank #6,875
Reach 0.0351%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.56 days
16.67 days >
Average installed length: 8.76 days


VersionDistribution 21.21% 1.21% 34.34% 1.41% 0.61% 0.20% 12.93% 13.74% 3.64% 3.84% 1.62% 0.20% 0.20% 0.20% 3.43% 1.21%

ByteFence Anti-Malware

What is ByteFence Anti-Malware?  (from Byte Technologies)

ByteFence Anti-malware’s cutting edge software detects and removes Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Crapware and other high risk malware. ByteFence is the ultimate protection against crapware and bundleware that sneak in potentially unwanted programs and ads. Robust protection against all malware. Scans and removes harmful Tro...  Read more


ByteFence Anti-Malware is a program developed by Byte Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is ByteFence.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 8.66 MB (9,079,144 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 71% of users of ByteFence Anti-Malware come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bytefence.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bytefence
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ByteFence\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 8.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ByteFence Anti-Malware

Program executable:ByteFence.exe
Name:ByteFence Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\bytefence\ByteFence.exe
Additional files:
  • ByteFence.exe - ByteFence Anti-Malware
  • ByteFenceGUI.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - ByteFence Anti-Malware Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ByteFence.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7969DF90-1545-4BED-9A9F-ED349AD07A54}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ByteFence.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ByteFence.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ByteFence.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ByteFence' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ByteFence\ByteFence.exe" /a.

How do I remove ByteFence Anti-Malware?

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

Win 8 77%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 76.57%
Windows 7 18.99%
Windows XP 2.63%
Windows Vista 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 44.94%
Windows 8.1 11.54%
Windows 10 Pro 8.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.87%
Windows 7 Professional 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.92%
  Canada 3.87%
  France 2.87%
  Egypt 2.87%
  Brazil 1.72%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  Sweden 1.58%
  Norway 1.15%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Italy 1.15%
  India 1.00%
  Indonesia 1.00%
  Spain 1.00%
  DZ 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.22%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 10.83%
Toshiba 8.61%
Lenovo 6.94%
Samsung 2.22%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 4.06%
ASUSTeK X555LAB 3.55%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.54%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.54%


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