How to remove the BitGuard virus

Most antivirus programs identify BitGuard.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as or Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.av, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.GoonSquad or Adware.BL.

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BitGuard.exe file information

The process known as Application Manager or Generic software belongs to software BitGuard or Application Manager by PerformerSoft or MediaTechSoft.

Description: BitGuard.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file BitGuard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,780,064 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 2,845,664 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The BitGuard.exe file is not a Windows system file. BitGuard.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of BitGuard.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software BitGuard using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the support area of the Mediatechsoft website.

Recommended: Identify BitGuard.exe related errors

If BitGuard.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 3,029,472 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 3,173,856 bytes and 4 more variants. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The BitGuard.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. BitGuard.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the BitGuard.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Application Manager 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.exe 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.

Other processes

BitGuard.exe [all]