Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Completely Remove BrowserSafeguard-How to Get Rid of BrowserSafeguard

Screenshot of BrowserSafeguard

What is BrowserSafeguard:

BrowserSafeguard is a malware which may drag down the PC performance, automatically change some system and browses setting and stop people operating the infected PC normally. Many computer users have suffered the interruption of BrowserSafeguard.

I can see BrowserSafeguard.exe in my task manager, so it is definitely running and slowing down my internet connection. I tried to find it in my program list, to uninstall it, but it isn't there. Any help is appreciated. 

I have a new Dell that is WIN7. I was able to get on Internet last night; however, this morning, I keep getting a pop up from Browsersafeguard.com that "socket connection to browsersafeguard.com failed. A firewall may be blocking Browsersafeguard.com traffic". Since there is so much bloat ware on a new machine, what is this about?

Besides the vicious behaviors as above, BrowserSafeguard malware runs in the background to cause system vulnerabilities like chiseling up backdoors and shut down securities software.

While, how to get rid of BrowserSafeguard, to completely get rid of BrowserSafeguard infection?  you cannot just uninstall it from the control panel, you have to delete all the malicious processes, files and registries in the target PC. Follow the manual removal guide and instruction as below to get rid of the pesky BrowserSafeguard now.

BrowserSafeguard manual removal guide:

1. Please restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking. 
Here’s the guide: Restart the computer upon the locking screen and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.

2. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
Here’s the guide: Click Start menu ; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

3. Stop all the malicious processes
Here is the guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.

Terminate all the processes about the virus

4. Show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Here is the Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Themes, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. 

In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Delete all the infected files
C:\Program Files\<random>

5. Open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries
Here is the guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\<random>Software

Video on how to remove malware:

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.

Method two: Automatically remove BrowserSafeguard with Spyhunter antivirus software:


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter



Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall OffersWizard


Summary: Due to the changeable characters of BrowserSafeguard, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing BrowserSafeguard and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove BrowserSafeguard automatically for you.

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