What is CPU Guardian

CPU Guardian is a rogue type of ostensibly helpful application meant to optimize your system. Usually, such utilities appear without users’ consent. Once they are installed, you will start getting a number of warnings that claim your PC to be severely junked. In order to solve the detected problems, users have to opt for the paid version of the software. Unfortunately, the only goal pursued by developers of such apps is a monetary benefit. This is because the generated issues are often fake and non-existent on your computer. It is true that cached files tend to accumulate on all computers over some period of time. However, if you really want to maintain your PC, it is better to go for trusted software like SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes that provides efficient and versatile tools to speed up the system. Below, we will show you the steps to remove CPU Guardian so that it does not bother you anymore.

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How CPU Guardian infected your computer

Potentially Unwanted Programs are usually spread via third-party software. They can also be advertised on phishing pages that say your computer is in danger. In both cases, users end up infected due to personal inexperience. They download cracked or pirated programs to bypass paying the license. Unfortunately, most do not know about additional apps that may be hidden inside “Advanced” or “Custom” sections. As a result of omission, unaware users get infected with unwanted software eventually. Technically, Potentially Unwanted Programs like CPU Guardian are not malware, which is why it is less dangerous and easier to remove from the PC.

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To remove CPU Guardian completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of CPU Guardian and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

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To remove CPU Guardian completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of CPU Guardian and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove CPU Guardian manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full CPU Guardian removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of CPU Guardian installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove CPU Guardian from Control Panel

To start removing CPU Guardian you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Remove CPU Guardian from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CPU Guardian.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove CPU Guardian from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CPU Guardian and click Uninstall.

Remove CPU Guardian from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find CPU Guardian, click Uninstall.

Remove CPU Guardian from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall CPU Guardian from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate CPU Guardian in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate CPU Guardian in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall CPU Guardian

In some cases, CPU Guardian won’t uninstall and gives you message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall CPU Guardian. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing CPU Guardian folder and files. This happens, because file wtc.exe or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall CPU Guardian in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove CPU Guardian

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

CPU Guardian files:


CPU Guardian folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\CPU Guardian
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CPU Guardian
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\CPU Guardian

CPU Guardian registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CPU Guardian
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\CPU Guardian

How to block ads and pop-ups, offering to download CPU Guardian

As CPU Guardian is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid the installation of CPU Guardian is to block such ads in browsers. There are a couple of programs that have such functions. We recommend you to use AdGuard to remove ads by CPU Guardian from browsers. Download free trial here:

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