Buzzdock Ads is an adware or you can say, add-on of Internet browser that comes with Addict-thing plug-in. It has registered itself with Addict-Thing Class and performs the work as browser helper object (BHO) in browsers. This adware is very different from others as it does not hijack browser home page, does not modifies search results and neither redirects you to unknown web sites. Even Buzzdock Ads is not visible when you perform normal web browsing, it will appear only when you run any kind of search. You can notice this adware on the top of your search results displaying related advertisements which is really very annoying. Though there is option to close and disable Buzzdock Ads right below the advertisement block, however it does not guarantees the complete removal of this adware from the PC.
Threat Level: Medium.
Systems Affected: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000.
Buzzdock Ads Attack Symptoms!
- It installs itself to the PC without users consent.
- It displays unnecessary ads at the top of search results.
- Its option to close ads does not guarantee its complete elimination.
- It may include other malicious ads as well.
How to Remove Buzzdock Ads from Windows System Automatically?
Removing Buzzdock Ads from PC seems to be easy as it comes with the option to turn it off. But it does not guarantee the complete removal of this adware. It may appear again and again even if its setting is turned off, so proper measures need to be taken if you experience the similar kind of behavior. Download the file provided below in order to get rid of Buzzdock Ads from the computer system if it does not eliminate completely.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide.
Apart from that, you can also follow the below mentioned guide to uninstall Buzzdock Ads along with Addict-Thing add-on which will help you to get rid of this adware.
Method 1 – Uninstall Buzzdock Ads from Windows Control Panel!
Step 1 – Click Start > Control Panel.
Step 2 – Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
Step 3 – Look for the name Buzzdock Ads or other related term as adware’s change their name quite often, select it and click Uninstall. If this action prompts for confirmation, click OK.
Method 2 – Remove settings manually created by Buzzdock Ads
To help people out there, we have prepared a complete procedure which will guide you to remove settings created by Buzzdock Ads from various internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
Step 1 – Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Internet Options.
Step 2 – Now in General tabs, look for the area says Search and click on Settings button.
Step 3 – From the list of search providers, select your preferred search provider and click on Set as default to replace Buzzdock Ads.
Step 4 – You can also remove Buzzdock Ads from the list by selecting and clicking Remove button.
Step 1 – Launch Google Chrome and click the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – After that click on Settings to open a window. Find the area saying Search in the mid section of the page and click on Manage search engines.
Step 3 – Then mouse-over to the preferred search engine and click Make default.
Step 4 – You can also remove Buzzdock Ads from there by clicking X mark which will appear when you will hover the mouse pointer over it.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, click the arrow down on Google Search box right beside the ‘G’ logo.
Step 2 – Then click on Manage Search Engines from the drop-down list to view all search engines installed.
Step 3 – Choose your preferred default search provider and place it at first spot by clicking Move up button.
Step 4 – You can also remove Buzzdock Ads by highlighting it and clicking Remove button.
Protect Windows PC from Buzzdock Ads or Other Similar Attacks by Turning Safe Feature On!
In Internet Explorer
You can protect your Internet Explorer browser by enabling or activating its SmartScreen Filter. This option will help you to detect and protect your system from phishing and other potential threats. Steps to turn on SmartScreen Filter are –
Step 1 – Launch Internet Explorer and navigate to Tools in the top menu and look for Safety menu.
Step 2 – Now select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.
Step 3 – To finalize settings, restart Internet Explorer.
In Google Chrome
In Google Chrome you need to enable Phishing and Malware Detection feature to minimize the risk of browsing over internet. Enabling this option will prompt a warning message every time you will try to detect any suspicious website. Here are the steps you need to follow for this task –
Step 1 – Launch Google Chrome, click the Wrench icon on the top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – Select Settings from the drop-down list and check Enable phishing and malware protection checkbox.
Step 3 – To finalize settings restart Google Chrome.
In Mozilla Firefox
In Firefox, Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature which warns whether the page you are trying to visit contains any phishing content or not. To enable this feature, follow this below mentioned guide –
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla Firefox, click Tools in the top menu and select Options from the list.
Step 2 – Now select the section marked Security and check the items as mentioned in the image below.
Step 3 – Click OK and restart Firefox to finalize settings.