How to remove the bitguard virus

Most antivirus programs identify bitguard.dll as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.MultiDL.r or Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.aa, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_BPROTECT.

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Bitguard.dll file information

The process known as Protector appears to belong to software Application Manager or BitGuard by PerformerSoft.

Description: Bitguard.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bitguard.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,704,352 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 2,700,768 bytes, 2,735,584 bytes or 3,618,304 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The bitguard.dll file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Bitguard.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with bitguard.dll, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBitGuard or MediaTechSoft Inc. or contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify bitguard.dll related errors

Important: You should check the bitguard.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Protector has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving bitguard issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active bitguard process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the bitguard.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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