GuardBytes Plus Virus – Removal Instructions

GuardBytes Plus hails from the Braviax family of malware, and it is designed to function similarly to many of its fellow variants. GuardBytes Plus is rogueware (or scareware) and is a newer form of malware that cyber criminals are using in order to intimidate and extort money out of novice computer users. There are many symptoms that are indicative of a GuardBytes Plus infection on a computer. Most commonly, computers that have GuardBytes Plus installed on them will display frequent notifications that warn users that their computers are at risk. For example, many of the messages will display headlines such as, “System Hijack!”

Additionally, the “firewall” that comes included with GuardBytes Plus will manipulate other programs on the computer by preventing them from running at all. In actuality, this makes it incredibly difficult for the user to remove GuardBytes Plus. This software is also capable of generating fake virus scans and scan results in order to trick the computer user. You can rest assured that the scan results, warning notifications, and GuardBytes Plus itself are all 100% fake.


GuardBytes Plus is designed to infect computers and scare users into paying money for bogus protection. Not only does it make a diligent effort to extort money out of users, but it is also capable of making users vulnerable to identity and credit card theft. Because GuardBytes Plus appears to be a legitimate program, it often goes unnoticed. Likewise, it is often mistaken for a genuine Windows application due to its inviting interface. GuardBytes Plus infiltrates victim computers by injecting itself malicious scripts/plugins, being attached to malicious spam emails, and more.

In the current climate for internet threats, internet users are more vulnerable than ever to malware such as GuardBytes Plus. That’s why it’s highly advised that you never visit or spend long periods of time on unknown websites, download freeware, or accept unknown pop-up notifications that urge you to update your Flash player, Java software, web browser, or other programs. If it merely seems as though your computer is infected with GuardBytes Plus, it more than likely is. It’s recommended you begin the removal process as soon as possible.

GuardBytes Plus Virus

GuardBytes Plus Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the GuardBytes Plus virus.

** PLEASE NOTE: If the GuardBytes Plus Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

If you need help, this is the number to call!

b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the GuardBytes Plus Virus Removal Program
a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:


Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the GuardBytes Plus Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for GuardBytes Plus.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the GuardBytes Plus virus and any other threats found.

*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the GuardBytes Plus virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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