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Remove Buzzdeal ads (Easy Removal Guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Dear user, if you are extremely annoyed because your browser’s window gets layered with promotional content everytime you try to use it, it indicates that your computer was infected with an adware program. The 2-spyware team has investigated yet another potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the adware category, and it is called Buzzdeal. If you recognize this name because you saw ads powered by it, we strongly advise reading this article to find out how to get these ads out of your PC.

Why is Buzzdeal considered to be a potentially unwanted program?

Our research has revealed several unpleasant facts about this software. First of all, it can attach its browser extension to your Internet browser (Buzz deal is currently compatible only with Google Chrome). After doing so, this rogue spyware app starts tracking your search queries, browsing history, downloads, and other browsing related information that can reveal your subjects of interest. After it collects such info, it starts to deliver super annoying ads to your screen. These ads mostly show up as banners on the bottom or the top of the page that you are browsing through, but these ads can also pop-up in separate windows as well. We must point out that Buzzdeal promotes AliExpress website, so it mostly shows deals brought from that site. However, it promotes other websites as well. This adware also pops up windows suggesting to install ‘optional third-party software.’

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Questions about Buzzdeal ads

Although the vouchers, price comparisons and discounts that Buzzdeal adware provides might look very attractive, we do not recommend clicking on them. This software is ad-supported, and it gains pay-per-click revenue from third-party companies for promoting their websites. This intrusive computer parasite promotes them in an indirect way – it injects redirect links to ads by Buzzdeal, so you might end up on suspicious or even infectious pages online. These websites can promote rogue software or ask you to disclose your personal information! Do not reveal your personal info and do not install unfamiliar software. Otherwise, you might have to experience sad consequences later. You risk infecting your computer, too! To secure your system from such hazards, we suggest removing Buzzdeal ads with a professional computer security tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner . It can detect and remove all potentially dangerous programs from it.

How did Buzzdeal hijack the computer if none of the computer users downloaded it?

Buzzdeals appears as a dubious browser extension, and it can easily be installed in a silent and indirect way. It is spread via bundling method, and that means it is distributed together with other freeware programs as an ‘optional application’ or ‘recommended download.’ Computer users usually fail to realize that their selected program includes such shady additions because they tend to rely on Default and Standard installation modes. These options are dubiously safe; that is why you have to opt for Advanced or Custom mode instead. Then, you need to opt out the suspicious suggestions to install freeware that you did not expect to install.

If the annoying Buzzdeal ads have already invaded your Google Chrome browser, and now you are wondering how to uninstall it, continue reading on page 2. We have prepared a comprehensive removal guide for you.

How to terminate this parasite?

Buzzdeal virus is definitely not a go for these who want to save money online. Although it claims to be an excellent program to save time and money while shopping on the Internet, it is a deceptive program that seeks to promote affiliate marketing. To get rid of Buzzdeal ads, you must uninstall the program that causes redirects to questionable third-party sites. You can do that manually or automatically. The manual removal guidances are provided below, and we have also listed some recommended anti-spyware programs in the following paragraph.

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To remove Buzzdeal ads, follow these steps:

Delete Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal and related programs
    Here, look for Buzzdeal 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'

Remove Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal 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'

Get rid of Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Buzzdeal 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, Buzzdeal should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal 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 Buzzdeal removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Gabriel E. Hall
Gabriel E. Hall - Passionate web researcher

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  1. Love92 says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Virus! I tried to find Buzzdeals developers and to contact them, but it seems to be impossible. I had to search for its removal instructions via Google. This article was so informative! Thank you so much. My PC is OK again 🙂

  2. skyfall says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 7:27 am

    stupid ads pop-up as banner above the page youre viewing, on the bottom too, all about aliexpress.. crap! id say nothing if these ads werent that annoying.. now you can hardly see the website itself because buzzdeal ads cover the majority of it.

  3. Simba says:
    January 7th, 2016 at 6:07 am

    i know right, these green-backgrounded ads look like a part of the page that youre visiting, but the name buzzdeals reveals that somethings is not right. irritating, tho

  4. Ted1986 says:
    January 7th, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Wasnt hard to uninstall it, great removal instructions. Thank you.

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