The Bytefencecould come back on your PC or Mac several times if you do not manage to detect and remove its hidden files and main objects.We suggest that you download Mac or Windows malware cleaner software as it will scan for all types of malicious objects, installed with it. Removal attempt with one of the removal tools below can happen in about 15 minutes time and may save you hours in trying to uninstall Bytefence by yourself.
ByteFenceis not a virus and is promoted as a legit program that protects systems from various kinds of intruders including spyware, worms, trojans, ransomware, etc. The program may also scan your system for free. Even though this is great news and it is a legitimate software, experts recommend to do your research carefully before relying on the software to protect key information. For one, the version which is free only has scanning capabilities and requires to purchase the licensed version in order to remove any threats. Furthermore, it has been reported on multiple security forums, including the MalwareBytes and BleepingComputer forums for being a “knock off” software.
What Does ByteFence Redirect Do?
Experts believe that since the web page`s whole first page were solely advertisements being displayed, these cookies may have been previously used to display those ads based on what the user searches online. The ads may have previously linked to several different third-parties and we all know from common sense that some suspicious third-party sites may conceal certain risks for the user since they all have different privacy policies.
What is more, installer of ByteFence has previously been detected as an ad-supported PUP by several different reputable scanners such as VirusTotal and HerdProtect.
How Did I Get ByteFence Redirect on My PC
As claimed by security engineers, ByteFence may use some interesting methods to be distributed. Although the program may be available(at the time of writing this) on its official website (bytefence(.)com) and the domain which used to be its search engine, it is doubtful that users have downloaded it themselves from there.
Most often, the program may be installed on user PCs via bundled installers. In other words, it might be attached to the setup wizards of various free programs that may be acquired from a number of software dispenser websites. Unfortunately, most users are not all that vigilant when installing software, they may just want to get it over with as quick as possible. Clicking the “Next” button over and over until the installation is over will most likely result in additional programs being installed without the user actually noticing them, such as ByteFence. This tool, called bundling is used by many legitimate programs as a form of aggressive marketing.
ByteFence Redirect Description
How to Remove ByteFence Redirect
Often programs related to search engines such as search(.)ByteFence(.)com may be able to be removed manually. However, the method is not always efficient since there may be some cookies as well as Windows Registries left behind just like with any other software. Furthermore in case you have visited suspicious third-party websites advertised, it is important to check your computer for other unwanted software as well. Still, you can try out the software if you want.
In case you have decided to remove it, just go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, and uninstall ByteFence. Another thing to do is go to your browser’s settings and reset them. You may also want to follow our general instructions for manually removing unwanted software below to remove it methodologically. Sometimes, such software may spread to numerous folders, so some may still remain although you have removed the files associated with them.
Preparation before removal of Bytefence:
1.Make sure to backup your files. 2.Make sure to have this instructions page always open so that you can follow the steps. 3.Be patient as the removal may take some time.
Step 1: Reboot your computer in Safe Mode:
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Step 2: Cut out Bytefence in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2)Locate the “Details” tab and find malicious process of Bytefence. Right-click on it and click on “End Process”.
1) Hold Windows Button and R. In the “Run” box type “regedit” and hit “Enter”.
2) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Bytefence or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%. Usually, most viruses tend to set entries with random names in the “Run” and “RunOnce” sub-keys.
3) You can also find the virus’s malicious files by right-clicking on the value and seeing it’s data. After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them permanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
Step 4: Scan for all virus files, related to Bytefence and secure your system.
If you are in Safe Mode, boot back into normal mode and follow the steps below