Bytefence is a paid antivirus software that offers a free version. This application is developed by the company Byte Technologies, and you may have ended up installing on your PC without your noticing. We explain what Bytefence is and how you can eliminate it in a simple way.
Is ByteFence safe or is it a virus?
Surely you have noticed a curious fact when installing a free program on your PC. During the installation of many of them, we get offered the possibility of installing other applications, such as Bytefence. A few months ago it was quite common for Bytefence to be installed when you installed a free application on your computer, something that fortunately is becoming less common.
This is a very effective way of advertising, and many free applications accept these types of practices to obtain economic benefits. It is not bad, but you must be careful so that your PC does not end up full of applications that you will never use. This form of distribution of Bytefence detect many antivirus as malware or potentially dangerous software, although in reality it will not do anything wrong on our PC.
Does the penalty deserve to use Bytefence?
As we said before, Bytefence is a paid antivirus, which means that once the trial period is over you will have to buy a license to continue using it. There is nothing wrong with it, but there are many other much better known antivirus and that have proven to be very effective in doing their job. Therefore, for many users it will not make sense to spend their money on Bytefence.
In addition, Windows 10 already includes an antivirus tool, the well-known Windows Defender that is completely free and fulfills its function perfectly. Windows Defender offers more than enough features for most users. Having two antivirus is not recommended, as they may conflict with each other, and they will consume too many resources from your PC.
To all this we must add that Bytefence is not dangerous, but it can be quite annoying to have it installed on our computer. This antivirus software modifies the browser’s search engine, something that ruins all the work you did to put Google as the default search engine.
Another drawback is that Bytefence sends many notifications. Many of them are to warn us about some dangers, but it is still annoying when you know perfectly what you are doing.
How To Uninstall Bytefence
If you have reached here, you are quite clear that you do not want to continue using Bytefence. You are in the right place, we explain how you can completely uninstall it from your computer.
Uninstalling Bytefence is quite simple, it is actually done as with any other program so it has no secrets. You just have to access the control panel and find the tool to install and uninstall Windows 10 programs.
Once inside, you will find Bytefence without too many problems. Select it and click on “Uninstall” to remove the application completely. The process will only take a few seconds to complete.
Once the wizard finishes uninstalling, there will be no trace of Bytefence left on your computer. Remember to reactivate Windows Defender or install another free antivirus that does not force you to buy a license after a short trial period.