“How to uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware from my Windows XP? I am trying to update my Media Player. After finished the updating, I find the ByteFence appears on the Desktop and starts scanning my computer without any permission. I don’t know how I get this unwanted program on my computer. I navigate to uninstall the unneeded program from Control Panel but it is still on my PC. How can I stop its running and completely remove it? Where can I find its files and folders? Any help??”
Basic Information of ByteFence Anti-Malware
Developer: Byte Technologies LLC
Program executable: ByteFence.exe
Operating system: Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista
Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome
Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\ByteFence
Default Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ByteFence\Uninstaller
Detailed Information of ByteFence Anti-Malware
ByteFence Anti-Malware is anti-malware software developed by Byte Technologies LLC. With its cutting-edge technology, the anti-malware can quickly detect and remove the latest online threats Trojans, adware, worms, spyware, crapware and other high risk malware that your antivirus software will miss. In addition, the program also provides the essential security you need to protect your PC from hackers and thieves. Once installed, it will quickly scan your computer for checking any potentially unwanted programs that try to damage your PC. It is easy to install and manage. Although malware is rampant and tricky, ByteFence is the ultimate protection against any stubborn crapware and bundleware that sneak in potentially unwanted programs and ads.
Indeed, the real-time protection of the anti-malware program can keep you protected all the time from dangerous infection and rogue software. Also, ByteFence claims to protect your identity by blocking fake websites and spyware attempting to steal your personal information. It sounds it is really useful and powerful. But some users complain that the anti-malware generates annoying pop up ads. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why they want to uninstall this program. If you have the same problem and want to uninstall this program, please run an automatic uninstall tool to quickly uninstall ByteFence and stop the pop-ups.
ByteFence can be installed from its official website. But most of the time, this anti-malware program is promoted by freeware like Media Player Update, Flash Player, Cheat Engine, Downloader, etc. So many users don’t know how they get ByteFence installed on their PCs. After they install a free application, ByteFence is downloaded on their computers without any permission. When users are trying to delete this unwanted program, they find that ByteFence can’t be completely removed from computer although they have tried to end its related processes and uninstall it from Control Panel.
Have you ever encountered the similar problem when trying to uninstall ByteFence? Windows Add or Remove Program can’t help you uninstall this program? The program doesn’t appear in the list of installed program? After deleting, the program still comes back? As a matter of fact, the reasons to cause an incomplete and unsuccessful uninstallation are various. Maybe the program’s files and registry keys have been damaged. The configuration information of the program has been deleted or corrupted. Besides, improper installation and malware infection will also lead to an incomplete uninstallation. If you have any troubles uninstalling ByteFence, you should use a professional uninstall tool to easily, fast and completely uninstall it within a few seconds.
As I mentioned before, ByteFence gets installed mainly bundled with free software. If you don’t want to install any unwanted programs, you should pay close attention to the installation process. When installing the chosen software, do not agree to install any additional or recommended software that often claims to be beneficial for your computer. Before clicking the Next button, do not check the box and agree to install the extra program. Not all the recommended programs are legitimate like ByteFence. Some of them may be malware, adware, browser hijackers or spyware. If you can’t identify these programs, you should keep away from them so as to avoid malware infection.
If you pay no attention to the freeware installation process, you will set ByteFence as your default search and homepage on all of your compatible browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually, additional programs are checked by default. Be careful. You should read each installation step. Do not randomly agree to make any changes to your browser settings. Maybe a simple change will cause a malware infection. Please note that potentially unwanted program like browser hijacker enters the target computer mainly bundled with freeware. Users often ignore the freeware installation process, so their computers are vulnerable to attack by these annoying browser hijackers. The main characteristic a browser hijacker will do is to hijack your default search engine, homepage and start page without any permission. Worse still, it will insert lots of intrusive advertisements on computer no matter you want them or not. This example will be very effective to prevent potentially unwanted programs from coming into your computer.
How to Uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware?
You can follow the manual uninstall guide bellow to step by step uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware from your computer. For inexperienced computer users, it is not an easy job to finish all the complicated steps. If you want to safely and quickly uninstall the unwanted program, computer expert always suggests using a professional uninstall tool. If you think you are an advanced computer user, you can try the manual steps to uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware from your machine.
Step1. End unwanted process through Task Manager.
Right-click on your Taskbar, and then choose Task Manager/Start Task Manager. (The following step is suitable for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 8 and 10.)
After a window pops up, search for all the processes related to ByteFence Anti-Malware and click End process/End task button to terminate them.
Step2. Uninstall ByteFence Anti-Malware from Control Panel.
For Windows 7/Vista user
Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
Search for the unwanted program from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to remove it.
Then a window will pop up as shown below. Click Uninstall button to start the uninstallation.
After a new window pops up, click Close button to finish the uninstallation process.
For Windows 8/10 user
Right-click Start menu and select Programs and Features.
In the opened window, look for the unwanted program from the listed of installed programs and click Uninstall to remove it.
Then you will receive a dialog box as shown below. Click Uninstall button to start the uninstallation.
After that, you will receive a new window. Click Close button to completely remove ByteFence Anti-Malware.
For Windows XP user
Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
Select Add or Remove Programs category.
Find out ByteFence Anti-Malware from the list of installed programs and click Remove button to uninstall it.
After a window pops up, click Uninstall button to start the uninstallation.
Follow the on-screen uninstall wizard and click Close button to completely uninstall the unwanted program.
Step3. Delete ByteFence files and registry entries
Part1. Delete the files and folders.
After you install the program, it will create lots of files and folders in your computer. To make sure a complete uninstall, you need to delete all of the remnants left over by ByteFence Anti-Malware. Please follow the guide below to find out these unwanted files & folders and delete them one by one.
After deleting the above folders and files, I suggest you to follow the path to check the following folder.
Part2. Clean the registry entries left over by the anti-malware program.
Please follow the guide below to open Registry Editor. (Note: The following steps are suitable for Windows 7/Vista/XP/8/10)
Simultaneously press Windows + R keys on the keyboard.
Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Type regedit into the run box and click OK button.
In the Registry Editor window, click Edit menu and select Find/Find Next option or simultaneously press Ctrl + F key on the keyboard.
Then you will receive a new window. Type ByteFence Anti-Malware into the box and click Find Next button.
Delete the following registry keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\ByteFence File Scan
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\ByteFence Folder Scan
Important note: To make sure a complete removal, you should check every registry key and clean all the registry entries left over by ByteFence Anti-Malware. Repeat the above steps. Type the program’s name into the box and click Find Next button.