What is Bytefence Anti-Malware

Note: Bytefence Anti-Malware is legitimate program, that can detect and remove various kinds of malware: viruses, trojans, rogue, ransomware and potentially unwanted apps. It is not malicious, but some users complain about several issues: Bytefence Anti-Malware installs without user consent, usually in the background along with freeware; it modifies browser search and homepage with search.bytefence.com website, that redirects user queries to third-party search engines.

Bytefence Anti-Malware has some distribution issues, uninstallation problems, and unwanted browser modifications. All this relates to the behavior of potentially unwanted programs. Some users ask us to create an uninstall guide for Bytefence Anti-Malware. This application can be removed manually, but in some cases, it may result in error messages. So, here we prepared instructions to remove Bytefence Anti-Malware easily and solve problems with Bytefence Redirect.

How Bytefence Anti-Malware infected your PC

In the pictures below you can see, that Bytefence Anti-Malware is aggressively promoted along with various kinds of applications. Mostly it is installed along with free media players, flash players, zip-archivers, file downloaders. It is often accompanied with Chromium browser and Search Provided by Yahoo. Those are also legitimate, but unwanted apps that cause certain problems in browsers or on the Windows computer in general.

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

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Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Bytefence Anti-Malware from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Bytefence Anti-Malware and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware manually for free

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

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware from Control Panel

To start removing Bytefence Anti-Malware you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Bytefence Anti-Malware” or “Bytefence Module” or just any name. 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 and Windows 8.

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Bytefence Anti-Malware from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Bytefence Anti-Malware 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Bytefence Anti-Malware

In some cases Bytefence Anti-Malware won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Bytefence Anti-Malware. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Bytefence Anti-Malware folder and files. This happens, because 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware or Bytefence Module or other suspicious program.

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Bytefence Anti-Malware from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Bytefence Anti-Malware related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  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 suspicious 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Bytefence Anti-Malware, 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Bytefence Anti-Malware 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 Bytefence Anti-Malware extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Bytefence Anti-Malware installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Bytefence Anti-Malware. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Bytefence Anti-Malware 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 antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Bytefence Anti-Malware.

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