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How to Remove BrowserSafeguard?

 

Hello, I am just curious as to what browser safeguard is. I can find nothing on if it a virus or not and I feel as if it was installed onto the computer before I even got it because the date listed for it is before I even received the computer. Also, I went to uninstall browser safeguard earlier, but decided against it. Then when I accessed my browser my proxy wouldn’t work. Thanks in advance for any help provided.

In this post, we will guide you to remove BrowserSafeguard from your computer and restore proxy settings. Read on.

 

 

What Is BrowserSafeguard?

 

 

BrowserSafeguard is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) detected by most antimalware programs. Recently many computer users are concerned about the security of their PC, because they notice that there is a BrowserSafeguard.exe or BrowserSafeguard.exe*32 running on their PC. But they do not even know what is BrowserSafeguard, not to mention how and when did BrowserSafeguard get installed.

BrowserSafeguard-5

BrowserSafeguard-1

 

BrowserSafeguard promises to block dangerous content and alert you when a site has suspicious elements or content consistent with other dangerous websites, so as to keep you safe online. All sounds fine. However, due to its sneaky behaviors, such as installing itself automatically and configuring itself to startup along with the Windows Operating System, people rank low in acceptance of this software.

BrowserSafeguard-2

 

Once installed, BrowserSafeguard will tamper with the proxy setting so you may unable to access the Internet after remove BrowserSafeguard. It is reported that BrowserSafeguard will display all kinds of ads, sponsored links in your web browser and redirect you to rockettab.com.

BrowserSafeguard-3

 

BrowserSafeguard usually comes bundle with other free downloads from CNET and similar download hosting sites. Please always be attentive when download and install such programs. You are highly recommended to opt for custom/advanced installation, and never click on Next/Accept/I Agree blindly. If you have, unfortunately, been infected by BrowserSafeguard, follow the removal guide below to get rid of it.

 

 

How to Remove BrowserSafeguard?

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files by BrowserSafeguard

Step 2 > Uninstall BrowserSafeguard from your computer

Step 3 > Restore proxy settings

Step 4 > Remove malicious browser add-on and extensions

Step 5 > Clean up junk files and invalid registry entries

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files by BrowserSafeguard

 

BrowserSafeguard creates malicious files and overwrites registry entries when get installed, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender from the link below.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

 

2. Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting

ASD-settings

 

3. Go to Scan tap → perform a Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button

BrowserSafeguard-6

 

 

Step 2 > Uninstall BrowserSafeguard from your computer

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall BrowserSafeguard and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall BrowserSafeguard and related malicious programs

BrowserSafeguard-uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove BrowserSafeguard and related malicious programs

BrowserSafeguard is often listed under a wrong date that is previous to the real install date, so look carefully down the list to locate it.

 

Alternatively, you can make use of Anvi Uninstaller to remove BrowserSafeguard which is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate BrowserSafeguard → hit Uninstall to remove

BrowserSafeguard-uninstall 1

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Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

Step 3 > Restore proxy settings

 

BrowserSafeguard has changed your proxy sever, so you cannot access the Internet after remove it. Below is how to restore proxy settings.

First, launch Internet Explorer

Then, click on Tools or the Gear Icon > Internet Options > Connections > Settings (VPN connection)/LAN settings.

Proxy sever setting

 

Uncheck the option under Proxy sever.

Proxy sever setting 1

Proxy sever setting 1

 

 

Step 4 > Remove malicious browser add-on and extensions

 

Due to malicious browser add-on and extensions on your web browser, you will see pop-up ads when surfing the Internet. So in that sense, you’d better check if there is unwanted add-on and extensions in your browser and remove them.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Zippy Zarp and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Zippy Zarp)

Firefox-Add-ons

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locateZippy Zarp and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-Extensions

 

 

Alternatively, you can make use of the Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

Click-N-Mark extension remove

 

 

Step 5 > Clean up junk files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of BrowserSafeguard. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

  • Melissa Martinez

    Im having a problem with step 3. The settingios button is not highlighted to click on in the connections tab of my internet settings. There also isnt a VPN listed. Perhaps thats why? can I fix that? Thank you.

  • Angel

    OK So, Every single site and I mean literally every site I’ve visited says to go to the control panel to delete this. Well what if its not in the control panel? because I cant seem to find it. None of the sites say anything about it like nothing! no suggestions like “if its not in the control panel try looking here” NOTHING! So I looked and looked and found it in the task manager. The Task manager doesn’t give me the option of removing it but it gives me the option of Disabling it. So I did, now that that’s done, is my computer “safe” or do I still have to delete it?