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Should I remove Buzz-it?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,073
United States Rank #13,525
Reach 0.0120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.99 days
147.23 days >
Average installed length: 77.36 days


What is Buzz-it?

This is adware that displays advertisements and hijacks a user's web browser. From the EULA: "The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Toolbar, and whether an updated version of the Toolbar is available; Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Buzzitupdate.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 1.11 MB (1,159,616 bytes). Buzzitupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Buzz-it.
Buzzitupdate.exe (663df4ca6f9c28d59c4e61219597cd3d) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.Adware
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.04 Adware/Win32.AddLyrics
Avira AntiVir TR/AddLyrics.A.25
avast! 2014.9-140110 Win32:Agent-ASKR [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Skodna.Generic_r
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Comodo Security 17550 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
ESET-NOD32 8.9249 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.X
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Riskware/AddLyrics
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Trojan.Win32.AddLyrics
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10735 Adware
K7GW 13.175.10735 Adware ( 004910ef1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.01 Trojan.Agent.ED
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!663DF4CA6F9C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!663DF4CA6F9C
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.5
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/AddLyrics.YOTEEBD
Trend Micro 10.465.10 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0SLK13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0SLK13
VIPRE Antivirus 25076 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Buzz-it_wd.exe (5afe4e67b014334570ce05d50b969373) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.614376
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
AVG Generic5.APSI
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AD150.A
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.614376
Comodo Security 18113 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
ESET-NOD32 9683 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/AD150
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.614376
G Data 24 Application.Generic.614376
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent.heur
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.614376
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0331
VIPRE Antivirus 28280 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
150.dll (0103adbba59dd52078ba655c34d3df60) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.gen
Dr.Web Trojan.Revizer.1
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10302 Adware:Win32/AddLyrics
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H01BL14
       View all 48 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\buzz-it
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Buzz-it\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Buzz-it

Program executable:Buzzitupdate.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\buzz-it\Buzzitupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • 150.dll
  • (Malware detected) Buzz-it_wd.exe
  • (Malware detected) Buzzitupdate.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 150.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Buzz-it' with the class of {a5f3b309-ddf8-459b-b322-1dd0a311cd14}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Buzzitupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Buzz-it Update' (runs daily at 15.22).
  • Buzz-it_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Buzz-it_wd' (runs daily at 8.17).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Buzzitupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Buzz-it Update.
  • Buzz-it_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Buzz-it_wd.

How do I remove Buzz-it?

You can uninstall Buzz-it from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Buzz-it, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Buzz-it.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Buzz-it you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.66%
Windows 10 31.78%
Windows XP 9.75%
Windows Vista 3.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.45%
Windows 8 14.53%
Windows 8.1 14.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.98%
Windows 7 Professional 4.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.79%
  France 4.83%
  Canada 4.14%
  Italy 4.14%
  Spain 2.76%
  Germany 2.41%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Japan 1.38%
  Australia 0.69%
  Belgium 0.69%
  DZ 0.69%
  Brazil 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.79%
Acer 20.22%
Dell 18.58%
Toshiba 11.48%
ASUS 7.65%
Lenovo 3.83%
Intel 1.09%
Gateway 1.09%
Alienware 0.55%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.01%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 2.26%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.26%

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Ninabnazover a year ago
I followed the instructions but I get a message that I need permission to remove the adware from my own computer! How can I get permission to remove? Can someone help me please with this dilemma, I also have been trying to remove Conduit Search Protect but get the same message that I need permission to remove.