Guntony Removal Guide

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Guntony is a useless application that may show up on your computer as an “uninvited guest” and put your virtual security at risk. This application cannot be called a major and dangerous threat, but it might still expose you to potentially harmful third-party content, not to mention its behavior also questions its reliability. We have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because we cannot claim that it is a malicious program. This PUP is indeed a Chromium based browser that pretends to be Google Chrome and hijacks your original Chrome browser to make you believe that you are using the authentic one. This can be misused even by cyber criminals to display potentially harmful websites and content, such as third-party advertisements. Since this PUP mainly spreads on the web in questionable ways and its intentions are not clear either, we believe that you should remove Guntony from your computer if you want to keep it clean. As a matter of fact, even deleting this PUP may not be a simple act since most probably you cannot just uninstall it via Control Panel.

To be frank, we have not found any official website that promotes this tool. This is another suspicious trait that surrounds this PUP. So if you find Guntony on your computer, it is quite possible that you installed it through a freeware bundle. This distribution method is one of the most frequently used ones since a PUP or malware infections can reach lots of users all over the world. These bundles are mostly promoted through unreliable gaming, shareware, and torrent sites. You may have noticed that these sites are filled with shady advertisements. Clicking on such content can drop a bundle of PUPs, adware programs, browser hijackers, and even Trojans onto your system.

What many users still do not know is that it is usually possible to prevent PUPs and malware infections from entering the computer during the installation of a bundle. You just need to be attentive and read every step of the installation wizard to make sure that you knowingly let certain components and browser setting changes on board. If you do not opt out in time, the whole content of such a bundle will be allowed to be installed by default. This is why most of these third-party installers are quite misleading. If you let such a bunch onto your computer, it will not be sufficient for you to delete Guntony alone. Protecting your PC from the slightest risk is essential if you want to use a secure computer. Therefore, we advise you to run a reliable malware scanner to identify all other threats as well.

This PUP can infiltrate your system even without your permission, which again is a rather suspicious trait. Once on board, it changes your Google Chrome shortcut's Target line to point to its own modified browser: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Guntony\Guntony\chrome.exe." So when you click on this shortcut the next time, Guntony will start up instead and god knows what kind of home page it will expose you to. It is possible that this PUP loads potentially unreliable webpages, for example. This application might also install browser hijackers. Therefore, we do not recommend that you use this software at all since browsing and even web search may be risky for you. We have also noticed that this PUP may display annoying third-party advertisements, such as banners and pop-ups. Clicking on such ads could also take you to unsafe websites and you may infect your computer with more malware threats; or worse, you may get scammed by cyber criminals to reveal your personal information and banking details. If you do not want to lose your identity or your money, you should not wait too long to remove Guntony from your PC.

It is possible that you will not even find an official uninstaller in the list of installed programs that would remove Guntony without leftovers from your system. Yet, it is possible that you can do so by running the uninstaller from its main directory: “%PROGRAMFILES%\Guntony\Uninstall.exe.” However, to make sure that you clean all the mess up, we have included a guide for you to delete all the folders this PUP may have created and restore the Target line of your Google Chrome shortcut. Please follow our instructions to make sure that you leave no mess behind. If you want to feel safe while using your computer or going online, and you want to be sure that your personal information and your files are secure too, we recommend that you invest in a professional malware removal application. What could be easier and more efficient than an automated security tool?

How to restore the Target line

  1. Right-click on your Google Chrome browser shortcut on your desktop.
  2. Choose Properties and click on the General Tab.
  3. Check if the Read-only box is unchecked.
  4. Click on the Shortcut tab.
  5. Restore the Target line to point to the authentic chrome.exe program. Press OK.
  6. Right-click on the shortcut on your Taskbar to display the menu.
  7. Right-click on the Google Chrome option at the bottom.
  8. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to restore the Target line.

How to remove Guntony from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate and delete these folders:
    %PUBLIC%\Documents\Guntony
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Guntony
    %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Guntony (64-bit)
    %ProgramFiles%\Guntony
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Guntony
  3. Press Win+Q and type in regedit. Press Enter.
  4. If found, delete these registry entries:
    HKLM\Software\Guntony
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Guntony
    HKCU\Software\Guntony
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Guntony (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Guntony (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Guntony
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Guntony
  5. Close the editor.
  6. Restart your computer.
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