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What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,030
United States Rank #19,545
Reach 0.0209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.48 days
279.64 days >
Average installed length: 146.93 days


2013.11.07.232809 100.00%

BuzzSearch 2013.11.07.232809

What is BuzzSearch?

BuzzSearch is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. Such features include, without limitation, toolbars and applications for providing enhanced search results, browsin...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BuzzSearch.
BuzzSearchBHO.dll (999e49e877948ef1cc3358f4ade1a365) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.Skodna.BuzzSearch
Bkav FE W32.Clod3c6.Trojan
Comodo Security 17575 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9263 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10776 Trojan ( 00490ed91 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.11.03 PUP.Optional.BuzzSearch.A
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!999E49E87794
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!999E49E87794
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA OG
Trend Micro 10.465.11 ADW_BUZZSEARCH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 ADW_BUZZSEARCH
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25212 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateBuzzSearch.exe (fa0f31375da79c5ed99716ed547fce21) has been flagged by the following 27 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Buzzeach
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BH
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19305 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.183
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ (B)
ESET-NOD32 10308 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BuzzSearch.A
McAfee Adware-BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.debjhr
nProtect 2014-08-24.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.AQ
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LI
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0808
VIPRE Antivirus 32514 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 47 all detections
BuzzSearch has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BuzzSearch
URL: mybuzzsearch.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BuzzSearch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BuzzSearch\BuzzSearchuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BuzzSearch 2013.11.07.232809

Program module:BuzzSearchBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\BuzzSearch\BuzzSearchBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BuzzSearchBHO.dll - BuzzSearch
  • (Malware detected) updateBuzzSearch.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BuzzSearchBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BuzzSearch' with the class of {5cf5a690-c8f4-488e-9d20-f21aef602d41}.
  • updateBuzzSearch.exe runs as a service named 'Update BuzzSearch' (Update BuzzSearch).

How do I remove BuzzSearch?

You can uninstall BuzzSearch 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 BuzzSearch 2013.11.07.232809, 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 BuzzSearch.
  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 BuzzSearch 2013.11.07.232809 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.99%
Windows 10 20.87%
Windows XP 6.80%
Windows Vista 5.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.85%
Windows 7 Professional 12.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 8.1 6.59%
Windows 8 5.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.41%
  Brazil 13.94%
  France 6.11%
  Australia 4.65%
  Italy 4.16%
  MA 4.16%
  DZ 3.91%
  Germany 2.69%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Netherlands 2.69%
  Belgium 2.44%
  Canada 2.44%
  Poland 2.44%
  Turkey 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 17.75%
Dell 14.49%
ASUS 9.78%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 7.61%
Lenovo 2.17%
Sahara 1.81%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
Positivo Positivo M... 5.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.80%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.16%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.16%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.53%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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