Another quick post. If you see BitGuard.exe running in the Windows Task Manager, chances are you have the “Application Manager” software by “PerformerSoft LLC” installed on your computer. The file is signed by a company called “MediaTechSoft Inc.”.
If you are looking for directions on how to uninstall BitGuard.exe you can do so from the Windows Control Panel.
If the BitGuard uninstaller is missing, or not doing its thing, have a look at this Youtube video which runs a freeware tool named “Free Fixer” to remove BitGuard. I haven’t tried this myself, but looking at the comments it seems to work:
Here are the scan result from VirusTotal for BitGuard.exe:
- Avast Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
- GData Win32.Application.BHO.A
- TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V0913
- Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.PerformerSoft.A
- VIPRE InstallBrain (fs)
- Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
- Sophos BProtector
- McAfee Artemis!7F8BECFB26F2
- McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!7F8BECFB26F2
- AntiVir APPL/BProtector.Gen
- ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Currently I don’t know how BitGuard.exe and BitGuard.dll is distributed, but I’m assuming these two files are installed along with some browser toolbar.
Do you have BitGuard on your computer? Do you know how it was installed? Please share in the comments below.
October 9, 2013: Added YouTube video.