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Remove Ads by Boby Zoom

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Boby Zoom ads, Boby Zoom virus, Boby Zoom adware | Type: Adware

What is Boby Zoom?

Boby Zoom is yet another untrustworthy browser aa-on that can seriously disrupt your browsing activities. Similarly to Zoom Zoom, ZoomifyApp, ZoomIt, FB Photo Zoom, Nation Zoom and many other tools, Boby Zoom is promoted as a tool for zooming images while browsing the net. Unfortunately, all of them belong to the ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ categories. Be aware that such and similar programs typically spread bundled with other freewares. Therefore, you should be cautious and check if the freeware that you are going to install is not filled with ‘optional downloads’. If you have accepted to install Boby Zoom virus willingly, then probably you haven’t read its EULA, Privacy Policy, and other accessible information and did not know about additional operations that it may cause. If you would have read those sectious, you would have found out that Boby Zoom virus may use your PC’s resources, download updates, install cookies, track you, display sponsored advertisements, and may even make you visit third-party websites. Yes, Boby Zoom virus may really implement all aforementioned operations behind your back. It may initiate a ton of commercial advertisements (‘Ads by Boby Zoom’, ‘Boby Zoom Deals’, ‘Boby Zoom ads’, etc.) that may be linked to unknown or really suspicious domains. Besides, it may connect to the Internet and download updates for itself. However, can anyone guarantee that it will not help other PUPs enter your PC? No. Even more, it may install cookies and collect personally non-identifiable information related to your browsing habits and share it with other third-parties. It would not be sufficient to claim that Boby Zoom virus is useless. Some security experts claim that it’s potentially dangerous. Thus, if you want to stay safe, we recommend you to remove Boby Zoom virus. For that, we recommend using Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

How can Boby Zoom hijack my computer?

Boby Zoom can be installed straight from its official website or other third-party download websites (,,, and many others). Unfortunately, Boby Zoom redirects can start bothering you out of nowhere because this dubious adware is also distributed in a bundle with various freewares. There a thousands of third-party apps that may be attached to free programs. Be aware that they can be added both to poor reputation programs and reputable software; therefore, it’s a must to check all of them. For that, we recommend reading EULA, Privacy Policy, and other information about your selected program. Besides, you should never rely on Quick or Basic installation option. Instead of it, we recommend selecting Advanced or Custom installation option and check everything step-by-step. You should specifically look for check boxes that are set by default and claim that by clicking the Next or I Agree button you agree to install Boby Zoom or another dubious program. If you leave a tick marked, then the program will be installed by default. Thus, make sure that you deselect Boby Zoom virus.

How to remove Boby Zoom virus?

Boby Zoom removal guide is given below. Select either automatic or manual removal method and make sure that this deceptive program has been successfully removed from the system:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Boby Zoom ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Boby Zoom from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Boby Zoom and related programs
    Here, look for Boby Zoom or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Boby Zoom from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Boby Zoom or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Boby Zoom from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Boby Zoom and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Boby Zoom removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Boby Zoom ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Boby Zoom should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Boby Zoom from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Boby Zoom and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Boby Zoom removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Boby Zoom from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Boby Zoom and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Boby Zoom removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Boby Zoom from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Boby Zoom or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Boby Zoom removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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