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Should I remove Hit-Buzz?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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What is Hit-Buzz?

Hit-Buzz is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on.

From the Terms: "Applications may modify or disable features or functionality of Other Applications or Other Applications’ shortcuts. This includes, but is not limited to, modifying Other Applications’ shortcuts so that they are started in a modified state or so that they start similar or nearly identical applications with modified or enhanced functionality."

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

Applications may include additional software components, including (i) updater software components, which enable automatic repair and update of installed software; and offer software components, which give Applications the ability to present additional software offers. Software updates are typically silent with no noti...  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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Hit-Buzz.
z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe (9534b489a31666ca64ccfa3b964a51fb) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.MSIL.DomaIQ
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.AddLyrics
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic5
AVware Revizer (fs)
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
ESET-NOD32 8.10563 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.BQ
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
G Data 14.11.24 Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.Graftor
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.AddLyrics.18
VIPRE Antivirus 33924 Revizer (fs)
178.dll (510589a992faaf40e716860671beee72) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904
Agnitum Outpost PUA.AddLyrics!
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic_r.SI
Avira TR/Zusy.xynynabr
AVware Revizer.b (fs)
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10391 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.BM
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904
McAfee Artemis!510589A992FA
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Zusy.103904
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Zusy.deokuw
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.6f4
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA FG
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R08NC0OI914
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R08NC0OI914
VIPRE Antivirus 32966 Revizer.b (fs)
       View all 36 all detections
Hit-Buzz 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: Hit-Buzz-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ver7hit-buzz
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ver7Hit-Buzz\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hit-Buzz

Program executable:z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\ver7hit-buzz\z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 178.dll
  • 178.xpi
  • 178_x64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • z4Hit-Buzzi70.dll
  • (Malware detected) z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 178.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Hit-Buzz' with the class of {322A90C6-6636-166A-2EEB-E5F63AFE4440}.
Scheduled Task
  • z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Hit-Buzz Update' (runs daily at 13:35).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • z4Hit-Buzzi70.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Hit-Buzz Update.

How do I remove Hit-Buzz?

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

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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