Is Byte Fence a Virus?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
This suggests no:

https://www.bytefence.com/company.html

I suggest you contact their support if you cannot remove in Programs and Features.
Your question and question title don't give us much to go on.  Is something on your computer detecting ByteFence as a virus or potentially unwanted program?

I am just guessing here in the absence of any other information, but it sounds as though you may have installed a freeware program recently that bundled a trial version of ByteFence into it, or perhaps you were looking online for something like a file viewer to handle an unknown file type and mistakenly clicked the most obvious link and installed this program.

The first place to look when trying to remove a program is the "Add/Remove Programs" list.

You don't tell us your operating system either, so here's the details for different versions of Windows:

Windows XP
Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
OR
Start Menu > Run > and type     control appwiz.cpl
When the window opens, highlight the program you want to uninstall and click the "Uninstall" button.

Windows Vista and Windows 7
Start Button > Control Panel > "Programs" group > Click "Uninstall a Program" link.
If using the Classic View of Control Panel, then you need to double-click on "Programs and Features".
When the window opens, highlight the program you want to uninstall and click the "Uninstall" button.

Windows 8
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/add-remove-programs-windows-8-start-screen/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/uninstall-an-app-in-windows-8/

Windows 10
Start Menu > Settings > System > Installed apps > Select the program > Select Uninstall.
OR
Search for "Control Panel" and select it when it shows
Select Programs > Programs and Features > Select the program > Select Uninstal.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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This is an almost BRAND NEW computer (windows 10). It's an HP & came with McAfee. I transferred the Virus protection account I have been using for years (AVG) from my old computer. Note, I transferred the account, I downloaded new software.

This Byte Fence thing has been popping up since day 1.

I presume either (a) It came with the computer & it is considered a good thing or (b) it immediately attached itself as a virus once I went on line.

Getting thru to HP support is impossible, so I am asking here.

The question is, "Is it a GOOD thing or a BAD thing"?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
Can you uninstall it via Programs and Features?
If not ask Byte Fence Support for uninstall instructions.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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John,

It's on the list, so I presume I can uninstall it.

I notice it was "installed" on 12/25, I think that is the day I first connected this machine o the Internet.

Again, is it a BAD thing or a GOOD thing?
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Commented:
I gave you a link that looked appropriate to me, so it is probably not a virus unless the virus writer is hijacking Byte Fence. Is it good?  I would never use it.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
@Richard Korts - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
Following is comment I put in Facebook this morning. I don't give the link here, because my comment and replies was in Bulgarian. I think my comment can also be useful.

I translated the text by using ImTranslator and havd not time to adjust text at the moment, Sorry -:)

This program is installed at me with something else. I remember that I installed 'way (do not remember what it was),' something had checked in the sense 'I know this program 'and I did not turned off.
I received a message to permit the installation and I agreed.
After the program starts, appeared a message that said that was developed jointly by Microsoft and looked very decent. He began to scan for viruses.
Doubts as I remembered that there was a message in the sense that if it detects changes in the operating system, the program will put a 'faithful modules for Windows 10'.
Meanwhile, I thought it might be a virus and once again the next day I asked a permission I uninstall it.
Case seemed suspicious because there is no way Microsoft to let an external company caring for changing modules
If someone deals - below just put a pointer to the page that the company sent me after you uninstall the program. They may be conscientious, but I think that my case is important in principle and if not share it can get even worse.
Another thing I noticed - some antivirus programs that are on my computer (do not say names because a lot depends on the version and so on..) After scanning give notice of viruses in modules on Windows 10, then ask to fix it .
Do not allow them. Windows 10 a special program run automatically under certain circumstances (boot), which tends to identify a virus in the system modules (Windows Defender).
Since Windows 10 is developed now, the situation is understandable and involves the automatic system development together with the operation.
Hi Richard Korts,

Bro simple solution for your problem:

Download "iobit uninstaller"
install
&
Getrid of ByteFence

hope this will help you for sure

Tc

Regards,
Hamid

Commented:
I have a virus called the game i deleted modt of its side files like the tracking and stuff but under downloads it says its running and I cant stop it
i need to use bytefence cause i tried download undertae

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