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What is Browser Guard?

By PC Tools

What is it?

Browser Guard is a toolbar which helps you use the Internet safely by displaying site ratings as you browse. Browser Guard marks up search results provided by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo! so you can see which sites Browser Guard deems to be unsafe before you visit them. The Browser Guard toolbar appears at the top of the browser window. Users in Canada, United Kingdom and The United States are also presented with an option to enable PC Tools Search bar and to set it as their default engine. Browser Guard comes bundled with PC Tools Internet Security.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Browser Guard from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Browser Guard?

Removing unwanted web browser extensions is typically a good idea. Browser Guard, like many browser plug-ins, has the potential to cause stability issues within the web browsers they load into, effecting overall PC performance.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\pc tools\pc tools security\bdt\
Description from PC Tools
Browser Guard is a toolbar which helps you use the Internet safely by displaying site ratings as you browse. Browser Guard marks up search results provided by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo! so you can see which sites Browser Guard deems to be unsafe before you visit them. After installing PC Tools Internet Security, launching your browser will display the Browser Guard Launch. After installing PC Tools Internet Security, launch your browser. This will display the Browser Guard Launch screen with options to enable PC Tools Search Bar and to set it as your default engine. The Browser Guard toolbar appears at the top of the browser window.
Publisher about URL: http://www.pctools.com
Other programs by PC Tools
  1. PC Tools Registry Mechanic
About PC Tools
PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers; PC Tools AntiVirus that offers protection against virus infections; Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors; and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media. The company also provides Privacy Guardian, a privacy software to erase online Internet tracks and program activity; Spam Monitor, an anti-spam filter for protecting inbox against unsolicited junk emails; and PC Tools Firewall Plus, a personal firewall that protects computers from intruders and controls the network traffic. Its clients include users, small businesses, non-profit and community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies. As of October 6, 2008, PC Tools Pty Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation. More about PC Tools...
PC Tools web site: www.pctools.com
Files installed by PC Tools
  1. pg.exe (PC Tools Privacy Guardian by PC Tools)
  2. secutility.dll (Security Component by Symantec)
  3. ppsupport.dll (PPSuppor Dynamic Link Library by PC Tools)
  4. firewallgui.exe (PC Tools Firewall Plus by PC Tools)
  5. fwservice.exe (PC Tools Firewall Plus by PC Tools)
  6. tfws.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  7. tfapi.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  8. tfpa.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  9. tfcr.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  10. tfo.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  11. tftm.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  12. tfdbm.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  13. tfscan.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  14. tfqt.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  15. tfrk.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  16. tfsf.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  17. tfundo.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  18. tfmon.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  19. tflog.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  20. tfmisc.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  21. tfe.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  22. tfserver.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  23. tfni.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  24. tfwah.dll (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  25. tftray.exe (ThreatFire by PC Tools)
  26. plugindllsm.dll (PC Tools Spam Monitor plugin DLL by PC Tools)
  27. adefragerclient.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Defrag by PC Tools)
  28. adsclient.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Defrag by PC Tools)
  29. bugtraphelper.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Defrag by PC Tools)
  30. coretrace.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Defrag by PC Tools)
  31. adsclient.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Repair by PC Tools)
  32. bugtraphelper.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Repair by PC Tools)
  33. coretrace.dll (Performance Toolkit Disk Repair by PC Tools)
  34. libkumo.dll (by PC Tools)
  35. pctsguicore.dll (PC Tools GUI Core DLL by PC Tools)
  36. pctgmhk.dll (by PC Tools)
  37. sh.dll (by PC Tools)
  38. bh.dll (Browser Helper by PC Tools)
  39. filehlpr.dll (Spyware Doctor by PC Tools)
  40. inethlpr.dll (Spyware Doctor by PC Tools)

How to Automatically Uninstall Browser Guard (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called Browser Guard by PC Tools. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well Browser Guard performs on your PC.)

    Browser Guard by PC Tools

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove Browser Guard from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall Browser Guard (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Browser Guard. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Browser Guard from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Browser Guard from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select Browser Guard from the list of programs and click Remove.

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