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LavaGuard Browsing Protection

What is LavaGuard Browsing Protection?

LavaGuard Browsing Protection runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.

About  (from Lavasoft)

LavaGuard constantly checks sites against a constantly updated list of reported phishing and malware infected sites. The list is updated every 5-20 minutes and provides real-time browsing protection against the latest web-based exploits, from back door Trojans to phishing sites. With Lavasoft LavaGuard Browsing Protect...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • May modify the web browser's home page
LavaGuard Browsing Protection has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\LavaGuard Browsing Protection
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\LavaGuard Browsing Protection\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 603.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by LavaGuard Browsing Protection

Program executable:lavaguard.exe
Name:Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Path:C:\ProgramData\LavaGuard Browsing Protection\lavaguard.exe
Additional files:
  • lavaguard.dll - LavaGuard Browsing Protection
  • uninstall.exe - LavaGuard Browsing Protection Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • lavaguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LavaGuard Browsing Protection' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\LavaGuard Browsing Protection\lavaguard.exe".

How do I remove LavaGuard Browsing Protection?

You can uninstall LavaGuard Browsing Protection 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 LavaGuard Browsing Protection, 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 LavaGuard Browsing Protection.
  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) 86%
Win 10 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.71%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Canada 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 80.00%
Sony 20.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 40.00%
Sony VPCEB1S0E 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 20.00%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 20.00%

About Lavasoft

Lavasoft is a development company that produces anti-spyware software, most known for Ad-Aware.
Publisher URL: www.lavasoft.com


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