What is Web Guard

Web Guard is an unwanted extension that targets Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer to run suspicious activity. Initially, it is promoted as a tool to protect yourself on the web by exposing websites or programs that could spy on your data. Also, it allows you to choose which program or website to block from tracking activity. Unfortunately, despite Web Guard looks to be useful, there are serious flaws that can spoil your experience. Web Guard generates a lot of ads, banners, coupons, and other content that appear alongside browsing. The quality of such content can be low and even contain redirects to potentially dangerous pages, putting your privacy at significant risk. Moreover, it has been recorded that Web Guard reduces system performance due to the extensive usage of resources. All in all, Web Guard could be a good extension, unless a number of unwanted capabilities. This is why we recommend you delete it using the instructions below.

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How Web Guard infected your computer

Very often, unwanted programs get unintentionally installed alongside other software. When users opt for the setup of free/pirated software, they forget about additional offers that can be built into a downloaded pack. As a rule, they rush through the steps missing “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that contain unwanted apps. It is essential to deselect such offers to prevent inadvertent infections. Sometimes unwanted software can be accidentally chosen when running “Recommended” instead of “Manual” setups. Always pay attention to the information provided during the setup and uncheck third-party software, if needed. Follow our guide below to explore more about removal instructions as well as aspects of online protection.

  1. Download Web Guard Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Web Guard from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Web Guard extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Web Guard search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Web Guard

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Web Guard completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Web Guard and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download CleanMyMac

To remove Web Guard completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Web Guard and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Web Guard manually for free

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

Remove Web Guard from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Web Guard you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Web Guard”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Web Guard from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Web Guard might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Web Guard from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Web Guard from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Web Guard from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Web Guard 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 Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Web Guard from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Web Guard 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 Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program 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 Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Web Guard

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 Web Guard or other recently installed suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Web Guard using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Web Guard. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Web Guard from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Web Guard.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Web Guard from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Web Guard related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Web Guard extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Web Guard extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Web Guard extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Web Guard from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Web Guard, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Web Guard extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Web Guard does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Web Guard extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Web Guard

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Web Guard push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Web Guard” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Web Guard, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Web Guard.