Remove OnlineGuard Ads (Permanent Removal)

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Can’t remove OnlineGuard ads? This page includes OnlineGuard Removal instructions!

IThe OnlineGuard application promises computer users that it will protect their operating system from a number of Internet-based infections. However, this is not likely to happen because the program is classified as potentially unwanted and ad-supported. This means that it will attract threats to your system rather than block their way. OnlineGuard will also flood your browser with various online ads which will surely interfere with your daily activity on the web. This is why you should delete OnlineGuard as soon as you find it on your system.

How did I get infected with OnlineGuard?

OnlineGuard enters the operating system following installation of free applications promoted on third-party file sharing websites. These applications are usually bundled with a few other free programs that are offered for installation as additional. If you complete each setup step carefully and read all the information provided by the setup wizard, you will have the chance to untick boxes suggesting the additionally installed applications. In case you rush through the setup, you will end up with a bunch of unwanted programs on your PC, including OnlineGuard.

Why are OnlineGuard ads dangerous?

Having OnlineGuard on your computer may significantly worsen its performance and could slow down your Internet connection. What is more, since OnlineGuard is supposed to be a security tool, you may be presented with fake scan results claiming that certain threats are present on your PC. Nevertheless, your biggest concern remains the ads OnlineGuard will generate because they belong to the application’s affiliates who are unknown and might as well include cyber criminals. Thus, interacting with any of the displayed ads may result in infecting your system with malware. To prevent this from happening, you should terminate OnlineGuard immediately.

How Can I Remove OnlineGuard Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the OnlineGuard infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall OnlineGuard from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Disable OnlineGuard from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove OnlineGuard from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall OnlineGuard from Your Computer


Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Find the OnlineGuard program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove OnlineGuard from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unwanted Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin

If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

and review the folders one by one.

  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable any unwanted add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE


Permanently Remove OnlineGuard Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, I recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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