When you  install Windows live essentials, Microsoft Choice Guard will also be installed with that. Let us take a look what is this program? And how to remove it from your Computer.

Microsoft Choice Guard (MCG) is a small program installed on your Computer along with live essentials, which looks to take care of apps try to prevent setting home page and default search provider for the browser after the user selects a default search provider and home page during Live programs setup.

So the purpose of choice guard is to make sure the homepage and the search provider choice chosen by the user during the setup are achieved despite any apps preventing from making their search provider default.

Set IE8 to Prevent Programs from Changing Default Search Provider

Uninstalling Microsoft Choice Guard

MCG can be found located here “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Choice Guard”

Uninstall entry for this may not be listed or shown in Add or Remove programs, but it will be visible in Revo Uninstaller, if it is installed.

You can also uninstall Choice Guard using the simple command shown below

MsiExec.exe /X{F0E12BBA-AD66-4022-A453-A1C8A0C4D570}

You need to run the above command in the Run box.

uninstallMicrosoftChoiceGuardusingRevoUninstaller thumb What is Microsoft Choice Guard? how to to uninstall it from your Computer

Windows Essentials 2012 Released

You can also uninstall Choice Guard using the Revo Uninstaller.