GuardBytes Plus is on my computer now and always pops up those security waning, which frustrate me a lot and don’t know why this antivirus always say my computer is under high risk, and what I feel weird is that I have also installed several useful antivirus programs in my computer, but it seems that they cannot at all. Even though I want to use them to clean junk files and speed up computer, it cannot work for that at all. How does that happen? Please help me!!
Brief Introduction to GuardBytes Plus
GuardBytes Plus has been classified as a fake antivirus program or rogue program which is created by hackers to attack computers running from windows XP, windows Vista to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 even Mac. It aims at hoaxing PC users into convincing that their computers have been infected with many various threats such as adware, malware, Trojan horse, worm, spyware or ransomware etc. by displaying many infected files and location. While installed into targeted computer, this fake GuardBytes Plus will activate itself and then immediately run a full scanning automatically on computer soon as users start up their computer. After it finishes scanning, it will tell you lots of warning alerts by showing the infected files. Well, when PC users see so many threats on their computer, they will be afraid and worried about the safety of their computer. They will trust GuardBytes Plus quickly and click to “Remove All”, next this fake stuff will ask you buy the registered version to remove all threats. Wow, now you need to aware that getting your money is the final goal of this virus. Actually those warning alerts and infected files listed by this GuardBytes Plus after a so-called security scanning are fake and don’t exist on targeted computer at all, since this fake antivirus has no ability to load and update its virus definition database or any features that would allow this application to detect any of security infections listed. The real aim of GuardBytes Plus virus is to trick computer users into paying money for a fake advanced version. GuardBytes Plus is actually a scam virus to cheat out of your money. Don’t trust it.
GuardBytes Plus is not only a fake antivirus but also a malicious scam virus to severely attack targeted computer. Cyber hackers usually spread it online and make it infiltrate operating system by inserting it into infected spam email attachment, torrent downloads and security exploits, etc .. If you click on one of these, GuardBytes Plus virus comes. Once this virus in stalled into your computer, it will carry out many damages and cause troubles to you. For instance, due to this virus, it is slow to browse on the Internet and hard to load a new page, even the browser will crash down and you have to run it again. And you may get redirected by hijacker to unknown page, disturbed by pop-up ads, fooled by fake update message. Sometimes, your DNS is changed and you cannot access the Internet. The CPU usage becomes higher than before and computer runs very slow. If it can deeply root into system, it will change and disable important system files or processes. For example, GuardBytes Plus virus can disable executable files or key files of antivirus, which will destroy firewall of antivirus and disable antivirus program. In this case, the system will get more security loopholes which will create more opportunities for other threats to access infected computer. And gradually your computer will severely corrupted by those infections. Therefore, what you should do first is to remove this GuardBytes Plus virus if you find it has been on your machine.
A Screenshot of This Infection (Fake Antivirus Alert)
Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by GuardBytes Plus virus. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the GuardBytes Plus problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to GuardBytes Plus, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find GuardBytes Plus, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
YouTube Video Removal Guide:
Once GuardBytes Plus virus is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. This fake GuardBytes Plus damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove fake GuardBytes Plus and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of GuardBytes Plus virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on December 13, 2014 11:29 am