What is ByteFence, should i remove it? The question is commonly asked over internet due to confusing characteristics of ByteFence Antimalware. Although it is a legit software but its creators use some nasty tactics for advertising that makes it look malicious program. First of all, the software is distributed as bundled with third-party application, this makes it potentially unwanted program because it gets installed against user`s will. Once it has been installed, it will modify your current Internet settings such as homepage and default websearch. From now onward, browsers on victim PC would start redirecting user to ByteFence official webpage. Similar thing happens when you try to search the web using Google or another search system. This method is called browser hijacking. Besides that, this malware may show commercial ads popping up on infected computer.

Although ByteFence software has been marked as a harmless and legit program but its performance is very poor. Lots of users have been complaining about this software being unable to remove detected malware and even being unable to detect a malware in some cases. Anyhow, if your is affected, we advise you to uninstall this program before it causes further troubles.

What are Symptoms and possible risks of having ByteFence virus

  • It causes unstoppable pop-up or pop-under windows filled with advertisements
  • Frequent toolbars and gaming applications may get downloaded without your permission
  • System performance may decrease and Internet may run super slower then usual
  • You may find ads matching with your interests, this happens because the malware already has knowledge of your favorites and interests because it is tracking your activities
  • It may cause data loss, identity theft, loss of money or cyber attacks on your system
  • Although ByteFence is mostly installed on a computer against user`s will, though it has its own official webpage where anyone can download it. You are strongly recommended to be careful when installing or surfing the Internet to avoid accidental or intentional installation of such malicious programs.

    How to get rid of ByteFence virus

    To manually remove this, you must be aware of what you are going to do.
    1: Go to Control Panel and find the Programs and Feature or Uninstall Programs wizard.
    Inside the programs list, find out any suspicious browser add on, toolbar and click Uninstall.

    2: Now go to your web browser`s settings (Chrome, Firefox, Internet explorer).
    Navigate to Extensions and also to Plugins and then Uninstall any suspicious or unknown file that you did not intentionally install.

    3: Open Documents and Settings folder (Usually Located in C: or windows installation drive), remove/delete any folder or files linked to ByteFence

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