What is ByteFence Redirect?

ByteFence Anti-Malware by Byte Technologies LLC is legitimate anti-malware application. However it is (or was) distributed in a bundle with various applications. Besides, it installs (installed) search module to browsers that set browser homepage to search.bytefence.com (latest versions to search.yahoo.com). Many users complained that this was done without their agreement.

ByteFence Redirect (search.bytefence.com) is an unwanted search engine installed by ByteFence applications. It overrides browser settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer and does not allow users to revert them. After uninstalling ByteFence settings remain unchanged. Although ByteFence Anti-malware is a good program, the ByteFence search module is classified as a potentially unwanted program and browser hijacker. In this article, we prepared instructions to remove ByteFence redirect from browsers.

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How ByteFence Redirect gets on your PC?

ByteFence is installed by various utilities like media players, archivers, downloaders, fake flash player updates. Install process often runs in the background, and users suddenly get ByteFence Anti-Malware installed on the computer a ByteFence search installed in browsers. It is also accompanied by the Chromium browser, which is a well-known unwanted program. To avoid installation of toolbars and search hijackers, use Norton.

How to remove ByteFence Redirect from your computer?

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Or uninstall ByteFence Redirect manually.

Step 1: Remove ByteFence Redirect from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find ByteFence Anti-Malware and ByteFence Module.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find ByteFence Anti-Malware and ByteFence Module and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find ByteFence Anti-Malware and ByteFence Module, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate ByteFence Anti-Malware and ByteFence Module and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove ByteFence Redirect from your browser.

Step 2: Remove ByteFence Redirect from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find ByteFence.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose ByteFence.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable ByteFence.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of ByteFence Redirect:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:


Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\ByteFence\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

One comment

  1. Bytefence can become irritating and a disturbance if you have just installed another enemy of malware program on your program.

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