Getting rid of Browser Guardian

posted in Adware / Spyware
Monday, June 09 2014, 04:29 AM
About 10 minutes ago, I got an antivirus popup asking me if I'd like to allow a program I didn't recognize to alter my computer. I of course clicked no, and after looking up the program ("Browser Guardian") went about getting rid of it. I uninstalled it from the control panel (if I'd had any doubts about it before, they would have been dissipated by an unsolvable captcha being required for the usual uninstall - ended up needing to use IObit Uninstaller), then checked my extensions to see if I had anything. I had an adblock software I didn't remember downloading, so I got rid of that. Now, there are no extensions listed except my usual adblocker. However, "Ads by Browser Guardian" is still showing up on web pages, and ad links are getting thrown everywhere. Anyone know how to finish this off?
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    Monday, June 09 2014, 12:37 PM - #permalink
    Hi Elijah, I have seen Browser Guardian adware hiding under various other names (most commonly coupon savings related, for example Majestic Savings, Coupon Server, etc.). You should check if there are no other potentially unwanted programs installed on your computer (Control Panel). After uninstalling any suspicious applications be sure to scan your computer with Malwarebytes Antimalware -
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