BrowsingGuard(.)com is the domain of a supposed security software for browsing. The strange thing is that BrowsingGuard cannot be downloaded directly from the site. There are advertisements that the platform spreads if you have it installed and thus considered adware. You can be redirected. To remove all advertisements related to this adware, you should read the whole article.
|Short Description||The site generates advertisements on various websites.|
|Symptoms||You can see advertisements all over your browsers, such as pop-ups or banners about the BrowsingGuard software or site.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages, Direct Download|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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BrowsingGuard(.)com – Distribution
BrowsingGuard(.)com can be distributed in different ways. At one time the direct download buttons on the official website should have worked. The software could be spread with third-party installations. Without your awareness, the adware can be injected to your PC with those third-party installations, whether they are freeware or bundled. Install setups could be set to add extra components along with the software they advertised to install. Avoiding any unwanted program from installing is manageable if you find Custom or Advanced settings inside the setup. In there you can deselect.
BrowsingGuard(.)com can also be distributed with various advertisements displayed in websites. Banners, pop-up and pop-under ads can be used for redirection to the platform. If you visit websites with an unknown origin or suspicious ones, you could see that this could be another distribution method for this adware. Redirects could be hosted on those sites as well. Browsers that could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
BrowsingGuard(.)com – Detailed Information
BrowsingGuard(.)com is the official website page for a supposed software for browser security, namely – BrowsingGuard. The page has banners and buttons for direct downloads of that software. They do not do anything when you click on them. Advertisements and redirects can show up when browsing if you have any application associated to BrowsingGuard. The program is considered adware. Below in the picture you can view how the main page of the BrowsingGuard(.)com website looks:
If your computer has any software related to BrowsingGuard(.)com, you could be a witness to a lot of online advertising content. That is also true if you have plug-ins, extensions or add-ons nested in your browsers, which are tied to the adware. You could get redirected to many different websites, too.
Adverts can have one of the following texts inside:
- Ads by BrowsingGuard(.)com
- Advertisement by BrowsingGuard(.)com
- Ad by BrowsingGuard(.)com
- Advert from BrowsingGuard(.)com
- Powered by BrowsingGuard(.)com
- Brought to you by BrowsingGuard(.)com
Links and adverts that redirect, which are connected to the BrowsingGuard service might be placed on websites to generate Web traffic. The traffic could make revenue for the adware platform on a pay-per-click basis.
The adverts that are displayed can vary in shape and form as other sites which are ad networks are involved with this adware. Advertisements associated with BrowsingGuard(.)com can show as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, and even interstitial ads. Other kinds of advertisements are not excluded from appearing, too.
The policy gives little detail about what exactly is collected:
- Your IP address
- Date of access
- Time of access
- Other, personal information
Personally identifiable information is collected, including your IP address. The remainder of the collected information is not mentioned in this policy, but it is almost certain ad networks using cookies on this website collect a lot more than that. Be careful when using this site, program, services or anything related, as the adware might push other things than ads and redirects.
Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com Effectively from Your PC
To remove BrowsingGuard(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BrowsingGuard(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BrowsingGuard(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BrowsingGuard(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BrowsingGuard(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BrowsingGuard(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall BrowsingGuard(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BrowsingGuard(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BrowsingGuard(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BrowsingGuard(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BrowsingGuard(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BrowsingGuard(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BrowsingGuard(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BrowsingGuard(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BrowsingGuard(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BrowsingGuard(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate BrowsingGuard(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.