Chrome Safe Guard browser hijacker [Removal Guide]

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Chrome Safe Guard is an app what protect user while he surfing the internet. It could be a really useful app if it can give what it offer. But Chrome Safe Guard classified as adware and potentially unwanted program (pup) what often install without any notification to users. This adware can easily infect any browser include Google Chrome, Opera, Mozila, Safari Edge, Internet Explorer and start to display many online ads. This Chrome Safe Guard can easily track your browsing activity and transfer it to the creators of this virus.


Chrome Safe Guard
Chrome Safe Guard

Chrome Safe Guard can appear after you install free programs on your computer. If you really need any free program you should be careful and check all options while installation process. This simple step allows you to save your computer from virus in the future. So after successfully installathe Chrome Safe Guardfe Guard it begins to show many ads, like banners, coupons or pop-ups every time you use your browser. As I said before not all this ad will redirect you to the online shop, most of them will send you to malicious site when you click on it. So we highly recommend to avoid such ad. In additional Chrome Safe Guard will steal your browser activity (IP addresses, Internet service provider, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and use this data to create more specific ads for you. Never trust to random annoying ads or you can lose your system. If you want to protect your personal information and your PC you should remove Chrome Safe Guard after you notice it for the first time! Don’t ignore apps what was installed without your notification!

Chrome Safe Guard automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Chrome Safe Guard from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Chrome Safe Guard infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Chrome Safe Guard, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Chrome Safe Guard pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Chrome Safe Guard manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Chrome Safe Guard from the system.

To delete Chrome Safe Guard extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Chrome Safe Guard extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Chrome Safe Guard extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Chrome Safe Guard extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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