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How to Remove GuardBytes Plus Rogueware, Remove Fake Anti-virus Program

What Is GuardBytes Plus

A group of GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus programs, which we also call rogueware, has been performing a lot of malicious attacks against increasingly online users’ computers. GuardBytes Plus disguises as a seemingly legitimate anti-virus program declared it can help people remove potential risks for users’ computer, but actually it is a real virus. GuardBytes Plus uses the disguise of genuine anti-virus program and efforts to persuade targeted computer users into being trapped. In each attack, the hijackers typically targets those unsuspecting internet users – using pop-up ads, coupons, deals, pop-under, drive-by downloads, and more to lure them into following malicious traffics. And done with that, the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program can entice in the targeted machine without any consent. On average, most victims of the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program get infected just due to those malicious drive-by downloads, such as potentially unwanted freeware, shareware, web plugin, and a lot of others.

Just similar to the previous reported Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 fake anti-spyware, GuardBytes Plus is reported to affect all versions of Windows Operating System, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, the fake anti-virus program pops-up a series of fake warnings and prompts users that their computers get infected with Trojan virus, worms, ransomeware, or other viruses, and recommends those warnings should be removed by the GuardBytes Plus program in case of further damage. However, all you seeing warning pop-ups are carefully made by hijackers, the goal aims at luring targeted computer users into downloading the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program. Once done, GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program would drop down increasingly malicious vulnerabilities and try to compromise the entire victimized machine. GuardBytes Plus pop-up interface informs victimized users how to purchase the full version. But the truth is GuardBytes Plus self is a virus. The infectious system is still in high risk of damage though the required payment has finished.

Furthermore, GuardBytes Plus rogueware never stops its expansion on the infectious machine, so does the incredible damage. GuardBytes Plus rogueware not merely can disables all installed programs on the infectious machine but also can compromise default web browsers, the goal is to stop victimized users from performing any rescue measures. So, victimized users hardly can do anything in regular mode on the infectious machine. The solitary goal of such fake anti-virus program is to steal money and confidential information from the infectious machine. Therefore, victimized users have to face confidential information exposure once such GuardBytes Plus fake antivirus program left on the victimized system long time without a fix. The rogueware can compromise all defaults of web browsers and collecting sensitive information from both infectious disks and webs, such as login credentials, online transaction data, banking data, and other financial details. Therefore, the GuardBytes Plus rogueware should be removed as soon as possible.

It is highly recommended of you removing the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program infectious system quickly. If need professional manual removal help, you can Live Chat with VilmaTech 24/7 Online Experts now.

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How to Remove GuardBytes Plus Rogueware Completely

Step 1: Access to Save Mode with Networking

A: For Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Shut down the infectious computer.
  • Reboot infectious computer but before Windows launches on, hit F8 key.
  • Stop hitting until you can get Windows Advanced Options pop-up interface.
  • Choose Safe Mode with Networking by up-down keys.
  • Press Enter key. Windows is loading files.
  • Access to the Desktop on the infectious computer.

B: For Windows 8

  • Turn on the infectious computer and reach the desktop
  • After access to the desktop, and then press Ctrl+ Alt+ Del combination key.
  • Switch User page pops-up, type “Shift” key and choose “Shut down” button.
  • Select Restart option. Choose Troubleshoot option.
  • Choose ‘Advanced Options’ and choose Startup setting.
  • Press F5/5 key to choose Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Windows is loading files and then go to the desktop.

Step 2: Open Control Panel

  • After reaching the desktop, users need access to Start menu, and open Control Panel there.
  • For Windows 8, move the mouse cursor to the location of applications.
  • And then right click anywhere around the applications.
  • Get All Apps icon and click on it.
  • Locate at the Applications Menu.
  • Search Control Panel and open it there.

Step 3: Access to Uninstall a Program Interface

  • Open Control Panel Page.
  • Confirm the View type as big icons or small icons.
  • Choose the Uninstall a Program option and open it.
  • For Windows XP users, click Add/Remove option.(See below screenshot)

  • According the view types, you also can choose “Programs and Features” option.
  • And then just need open Uninstall a program option.

  • Next step, you need choose program related with GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program.
  • And then click Remove or Uninstall option.
  • And then choose remove or Uninstall button again
  • After confirmation, the Windows will pop-up wizard to guide.
  • You just follow wizard to get the malcious GuardBytes Plus rogueware removed.

Step 4: Delete GuardBytes Plus Rogueware Files

After the steps mentioned above, you still need to remove all left files about the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-spyware. To accomplish this step, you have to show hidden files first, follow the below tips please.

A: Windows 7, Windows Vista,

  • Open Start button and open Control Panel.
  • Open Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Double click on Files and Folder Option.
  • Click on the Show hidden files and folders option.
  • Select the “View” tab. “Show hidden files, folders and drives.”
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files. Click OK.

B: For Windows 8, Locate at the Metro.

  • Right click anyway where around the applications.
  • Click “All Apps” Double click on Windows Explorer.
  • Choose File Explorer, click View tab.
  • Check “File name extensions” and “Hidden items” options.
  • Press Ok to apply changes.

C: Delete shown files about the GuardBytes Plus rogueware.

  • Click the Start button.
  • Choose My Computer or Computer.
  • For Windows 8, just reveal out Apps View and search my computer.
  • Access to local disks and open them.
  • Detect and delete all files related with GuardBytes Plus rogueware.
  • After that close all pop-up windows.

Step 5: Delete Virus Entries

  • Press Windows + R.
  • Type regedit in Run box and press Ok.
  • Reach the Registry Editor.
  • Search the GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program name there.
  • Delete all detected entries.

Step 6: Check Windows Firewall

Try below steps to get the Windows Firewall worked abnormally as usual.

  • Click the Start button and choose Control Panel again.
  • For Windows 8, still need access to the Apps View first.
  • And then search control panel from the search box.

  • You then need choose security applet. (System and Security)
  • Choose System and Security link.
  • Open the Restore defaults link.

  • Choose the restore the defaults firewall settings.
  • Choose the Restore Defaults button now.
  • Confirm and click Yes to continue.
  • Windows Firewall then will be restored to the default values.
  • After that, reboot infectious computer.

Create a System Restore Point to Fix GuardBytes Plus


Many of such GuardBytes Plus rogueware campaigns focus on disguising as seemingly legitimate anti-virus program through similar interface with scanning. These warnings reflected on the program interface are fake, taken use by attackers to threaten targeted victimized uses in order for malicious trick succeeded. Based on GuardBytes Plus rogueware, the malware is developed by a technically capable cyber gangs, the main goal is to steal money and confidential information from the infectious system, which can be a commonplace way of hijackers acquiring illegal benefits. VilmaTech – the Global PC Support Center regards such GuardBytes Plus fake anti-virus program as critical because both system damage and confidential information exposure on the infectious computer are incredible. Victims should try every effort to remove such rogueware completely as quick as possible in case of further damage. Till now, if need further help, you can live chat with VilmaTech 24/7 Online Experts

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