CPU Guardian Removal Process (remove CPUGuardian)

February 20, 2019

The CPU Guardian program is touted as being a program that protects PCs from threats in the form of malware or Internet annoyances. The interesting thing about CPU Guardian is that it appears to some as being a pest itself and may cause annoyances once it is loaded.

Due to the questionable actions of CPU Guardian, which may include modifying Internet settings, it is deemed as a potentially unwanted program. With such, CPU Guardian may warrant removal by most PC users to stop its distracting actions and those that don’t appear to protect a system from any type of viable malware threats.

The process for removing CPU Guardian usually involves a savvy PC user where the components of CPU Guardian can be located and deleted. Though, most PC users will take the route of using an updated antimalware program to seek CPU Guardian and its files and remove them automatically.

Are you getting popups from CPU Guardian? Have you identified that you have CPU Guardian installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove CPU Guardian completely from your computer?

Why should you remove CPU Guardian?

If CPU Guardian resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that CPU Guardian may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking CPU Guardian removal process.

How can you manually remove CPU Guardian

Manual removal of CPU Guardian may not be for everyone. Each manual CPU Guardian removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic CPU Guardian removal process.

CPU Guardian can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate CPU Guardian in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find CPU Guardian, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing CPU Guardian. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with CPU Guardian from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with CPU Guardian, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with CPU Guardian by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\CPU Guardian folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed CPU Guardian completely from your computer. If you find that CPU Guardian is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic CPU Guardian removal process.

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