ByteFence redirect virus- How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Get rid of ByteFence redirect virus

What is ByteFence?

Most of us had encountered the falsified ads that claim that a certain application is capable of enhancing your PC performance to the extent that we might sometimes believe that these ads are true. ByteFence is one of those PUPs that invades your system without consent to steal your private information. Despite the fact that it is an authorized app, it is bundled to gain fake traffic.

Upon invading your system without agreement, ByteFence starts popping up some fake ads frequently that lowers the performance of your computer and browser along with making yahoo.com the default homepage and search engine. These ads might redirect you to many dangerous websites that could install a lot of malware on your system. The tool starts collecting your IP address, browsing history, search queries, etc. Moreover, it is capable of collecting some of your personal information like credit card information and so on and share them with other third parties to benefit financially from such theft by selling these info to third parties, which could cause a lot of harm.

Get rid of ByteFence redirect virus


Such undesired apps implement tools that make third parties capable of popping up fake advertisements and banners that are mostly related to pornography and adult dating. Such ads redirect you to malware websites that can infect your computer and change your web browsing experience. Accordingly, a lot of private information is stolen and they can be used against you in compensation with money. So the basic theory of operation is pulling your feet to click on some of the unwanted ads to steal your information and advertise to you some dubious offers and packages that could harm your PC farther.

How did ByteFence is installed on my computer ?

PUPs invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of ByteFence virus ?

The best curing method is to prevent the disease, so basically, all you have to do is to be careful whenever you attempt to download or upgrade any software. The new malwares are deceiving enough to force you to believe that they are authorized so that you can be tricked by the interface. Whenever you face any unwanted ads that pop up in your browser regarding pornography or adult dating, remove any skeptical application you have recently downloaded to prevent further damage.

Despite the fact that is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Option AReimage software is recommended to uninstall this malware from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

 

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Option B: Remove Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Manually

End malicious process from Windows Task Manager
  • Click Windows logo + R button together to open Run in your PC.
  • Type taskmgr in Run and click on OK button.
  • Now go to Process tab in Task manager.
  • Select related process and click End Process.
Uninstall From Control PanelFrom Windows 10 Control Panel
  • Click on Start and select Settings option.
  • Now Go to System Option.
  • Now select Programs & Feature option.
  • Select  and click on Uninstall tab.
Remove From Browser ExtensionRemove Extensions From Internet Explorer
  • Open browser tool by clicking on Setting Icon from the right-top corner of your browser.
  • Click on Manage Add-ons option.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.
  • Find related add-ons and Click Disable.
  • Select More information button and click on Remove button.
Delete harmful registry made by
  • Press “Windows + R” button sententiously on your keyboard.
  • Type “regedit” and click on OK button to open
 
  • Find and delete all malicious registry entries created by .
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore “DisableSR ” = ’1′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101?HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\

 

Reset Web Browser to Revert Settings Modified by ByteFence Redirect (Optional)

Reset Internet Explorer Setting

  • First of all run Internet Explorer browser and Click on Tools tab.
  • Select Internet option from drop down list.
  • Choose Advanced tab and click Reset button.
  • Select Delete personal settings check box and click on Reset button.
  • Now click on close button and restart your browser.

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