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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,116
United States Rank #9,182
Reach 0.0149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.25 days
479.41 days >
Average installed length: 251.90 days


9.0 82.64%
1.0 17.36%


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What is FoodBuzz?

FoodBuzz (foodbuzz.net/2298491 Ontario Inc.) is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.

From the publisher's EULA:
"FoodBuzz is ad-supported. During general internet usage on sites where FoodBuzz operates, users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text link advertisements. You will see approximately, between 1 and 5 banner advertisements per page, 1 and 4 search advertisements per page, 1-4 in-text advertisements per page, and 1-2 pop-up or pop-under ads per day. The type of ad is dependent on the content of the page as you generally browse the internet. FoodBuzz is not related to or endorsed by the underlying website. These advertisements will be identified with the FoodBuzz Name or Logo. In-text advertising, where specific keywords within the text of a webpage are matched with advertising and or related information, automatically match keywords or phrases will appear on the webpage as a double underline. FoodBuzz and all related advertisements are not affiliated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

About  (from Lake Ventures,)

FoodBuzz is a free browser extension that allows you to get the most relevant and useful food and recipe information, so you can create that fantastic meal you’re looking for! Once FoodBuzz is installed, highlight any part of a word or phrase, click the FoodBuzz icon, and FoodBuzz will deliver the most relevant informa...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FoodBuzz.
FoodBuzzUpdate.exe (5af774e087e9680e75dc32948851665e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
McAfee 5600.7124 RDN/Generic PUP.x!ya
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7124 RDN/Generic PUP.x!ya
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.184 TROJ_GEN.F47V0609
VIPRE Antivirus 18916 FoodBuzz (fs)
FoodBuzz has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove FoodBuzz.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: foodbuzz.net
URL: foodbuzz.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foodbuzz
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FoodBuzz\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FoodBuzz

Program module:FoodBuzz.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\foodbuzz\Extension\FoodBuzz.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by FoodBuzz.net) - FoodBuzz Uninstaller (FoodBuzz Uninstall)
  • FoodBuzz.dll (by FoodBuzz.net) - FoodBuzz
  • adxloader.dll
  • adxloader64.dll
  • (Malware detected) FoodBuzzUpdate.exe - ToolbarUpdater (FoodBuzzUpdate)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • adxloader.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FoodBuzz' with the class of {1C6E034D-B4B6-4D96-94B5-4163A5EB2195}.
  • adxloader64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FoodBuzz' with the class of {1C6E034D-B4B6-4D96-94B5-4163A5EB2195}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • FoodBuzzUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RecipesHQToolbarUpdater' and executes as C:\Program Files\FoodBuzz\Update\FoodBuzzUpdate.exe.

How do I remove FoodBuzz?

Quickly and completely remove FoodBuzz from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall FoodBuzz 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FoodBuzz, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 FoodBuzz.
  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 FoodBuzz you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.81%
Windows 10 23.26%
Windows Vista 7.99%
Windows XP 6.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.90%
Windows 8 11.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.94%
Windows 8.1 5.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.56%
  Brazil 4.00%
  Israel 1.56%
  DZ 0.22%
  PR 0.22%
  Egypt 0.22%
  Italy 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.43%
Dell 24.53%
Acer 14.62%
Toshiba 11.32%
ASUS 4.72%
Samsung 2.83%
Lenovo 1.89%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Gateway 0.94%
Sahara 0.94%
Alienware 0.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.03%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.89%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.89%


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