Bogent is an extremely harmful piece of malware that belongs to the Trojan horse software category. Users who have Bogent on their system are advised to remove it as soon as they detect it.
Trojans like Bogent can be a nightmare for the users, whose machines are compromised with these malicious programs. The Trojan-based threats are typically used to steal sensitive information (such as passwords, login credential, banking details, credit and debit card numbers, etc.) and to compromise your virtual privacy in order to use it later in various scams, banking frauds, financial theft, blackmail and other criminal activities.
Malicious programs such as Bogent may also be used to inject various types of computer viruses and other malicious code into your machine without your knowledge. Terrible infections like spyware, ransomware, and rootkits may be secretly inserted in the computer without noticeable signs. That’s why your system will be in significant danger if you don’t locate and remove the Trojan virus on time.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Bogent!
How to remove Bogent
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Bogent in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Bogent from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Bogent.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Bogent.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Bogent from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Bogent extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Bogent and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of Bogent on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Bogent extension
- Get rid of Bogent by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Bogent” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Bogent
- Open task manager
- Look for the Bogent process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Bogent
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a “Bogent” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Bogent
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Bogent in there
- Uninstall Bogent from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Bogent. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Bogent in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
A Trojan like Bogent can carry out all kinds of hazardous and sketchy activities once in your system. It may alter your system’s settings and destroy any kind of digital data it detects. Some of the most common effects of the attack of a virus of this type are as follows:
Destruction or corruption of digital files, system programs, installed software and more.
Disabling of security programs such as antivirus and firewall protection on your computer.
Blockage of key features such as Control Panel, Registry Editor, Task Manager, and others.
Theft of personal, professional of financial information.
Backdooring services for other malware like Ransomware, Spyware or Rootkits.
Espionage through webcamera and microphone hacking
This is why we usually advise our readers to scan their systems carefully with a reliable security program and use trusted tools for malware removal and tested virus-removal instructions, such as those available here, to deal with Trojan Horse infections in the fastest and the safest possible way.
If you are wondering how a danger like Bogent or Cerobgar could sneak inside the system, it is good to know that you can be fooled by such an advanced kind of malware in several ways and, most likely, you would not be able to spot it without the aid of a trustworthy protection program. This is because, as a typical Trojan, Bogent may use various transmitters to get itself distributed across the web. A single spam message, an ad, a pop-up notification, an email attachment, a torrent or even a legitimate-looking software installer may secretly deliver the infection inside your machine without any visible symptoms.
There are no guarantees that you will stay protected, even if you do your best to avoid some typical virus transmitters (such as pirated content, torrents, free software set-ups, adult sites, etc.). Fortunately, there is a professional malware scanner and removal tool on this page that can check your entire system for Bogent and help you delete any dangerous code that could be hidden there. Our comprehensive removal guide may also be used to manually remove the infection if you need a step-by-step guidance.
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