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adware_removalA new adware has been listed, called Browser Bodyguard that is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Browser Bodyguard is mainly a tool that claims to be capable of improving a user’s web browsing experience by supposedly simplifying some processes and making it safer. Its developers say that it alarms the users whenever they open a malicious site. However, this is believed to be a false advertising with the purpose of most likely reaching wider audiences and possibly collect user information.

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How Does Browser Bodyguard Work?

The adware is believed to install itself mainly on Windows compatible web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After installation, it might begin to drop extensions on every one of them and may begin displaying a lot of various adverts. The commercials usually appear with `Ads by Browser Bodyguard` text around them and most of them may appear in annoying manner, such as:

  • Popping up on the screen a.k.a. pop-up and pop-under windows.
  • Banners that sometimes might be located next to clickable buttons of the website you are viewing or in some cases even in their place.

There are reports that this adware may be using tracking cookies to collect information regarding browsing habits with commercial purposes, mainly to advertise similar content to the one you are browsing. It is highly advisable that those commercial ads should not be trusted since the origin of some of them may not be safe.

Like any other adware, Browser Bodyguard may be able to situate itself in your system by freeware programs offered over the Web along with other free software packages downloaded by sites, similar to soft32.com, cnet.com, download.com, softonic.com and others that offer free downloads from their servers via their own installers. Fast clickers, beware.

How to Protect Yourself

It is advisable to create safe internet habits such as keeping up to date with the latest in malware. It is also important to research the subject well if you are interested in staying safe since there are special programs that detect fraudulent attempts.

Be careful of any adware programs that might display various pop-ups and adverts. In some cases, they may take you to online locations where potential attackers might be waiting to infect your computer with different malware.

A step-by-step guide is provided below the article.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Browser Bodyguard

1. Remove/Uninstall Browser Bodyguard in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Browser Bodyguard.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Browser Bodyguard from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Browser Bodyguard and click “Remove

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    After Browser Bodyguard is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Browser Bodyguard and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Browser Bodyguard is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Browser Bodyguard to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Browser Bodyguard has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Browser Bodyguard
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Browser Bodyguard. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Browser Bodyguard will be removed.

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    3. Remove Browser Bodyguard automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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