Buzzdock Ads

Many computer users wanted to uninstall Buzzdock Ads because it is detected as an adware by some security program. This add-on for Internet browser was made possible with Addict-Thing plug-in. It is registered as Addict-Thing Class on Internet browser and performs as browser helper object (BHO). Unlike other unwanted add-ons, Buzzdock is not attuned to hijacking home page of the affected browser. It does not modify the search results and will never redirect it to unknown web sites.

Buzzdock Ads will not be visible for usual web browsing activity; it only appears when you run a search. It is noticeable that Buzzdock Ads emerges on top of the search results displaying related advertisements. There is an option to close and disable Buzzdock Ads right below the advertisement block; however, it does not guarantee that it can be totally removed from the system.

To uninstall Buzzdock Ads including Addict-Thing add-on, please follow the guide provided on this page. You need to remove the actual installed program from the control panel as suggested.

TypeAdware
Sub-TypeAdvertising
OS AffectedWindows

Signs and symptoms for the presence of Buzzdock Ads Adware.

Buzzdock Ads exhibits relevant search advertisements as shown in the image below. The block is presented on top of the search results.

Buzzdock Ads

As stated, Addict-Thing is behind the Buzzdock Ads. See the image below for your reference.

Presented by Addict-Thing

Follow these Procedures to Remove Buzzdock

Procedure 1: Uninstall Buzzdock from Windows Control Panel

1. To adjust computer settings, please click Start button located on the left part of taskbar. Select Control Panel from the list of programs.

2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where-in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software. Please refer to the image below.

3. Look for the name Buzzdock or any related term. Please note that the adware may change the title anytime. In such cases, locate any suspicious name from the list. Once found, please select the item you wanted to remove.

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

Uninstall Item

4. Click on Uninstall button to remove the program automatically.
5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedure 1: Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

SafeMode Networking

Procedure 2: Scan and remove Buzzdock files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove Buzzdock, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download Buzzdock Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3.A : INTERNET EXPLORER - Buzzdock removal procedure

If the hijacker was not removed properly during the scan, you can use this guide to uninstall it from the computer. We prepared procedures to remove this unknown search program from various Internet browsers including Internet Explorer 8/9, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 8:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 8.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.

Internet Options

3. It will open the options window; make sure that you are viewing the General tab. Look for the area that says "Search" and click the Settings button.

IE 8 Search Settings

4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default to replace Buzzdock.

IE Unknown Search

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

5. You may now remove Buzzdock from the list. Highlight the item and click on Remove button.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 9:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 9.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.
3. On General tab, proceed to Change search defaults and click the Settings button.
4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button Set as default to replace Buzzdock.
5. You may now remove Buzzdock from the list.

Guide to remove Buzzdock Add-ons and Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and look for Buzzdock related item.

Remove Add-ons on IE

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

4. Select the unwanted toolbar and extensions and click on Disable.
5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Procedure 3.B : MOZILLA FIREFOX - Buzzdock removal guide

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.
2. On Google's Search box, click the arrow down sitting right beside the 'G' logo.

Manage Search Engines in Firefox

3. Click on Manage Search Engines... from the drop-down list to see all search engines installed in Firefox.
4. Choose your preferred default search provider by placing it at the top most position. Highlight the item and click on Move up until it reaches the first spot.

Firefox Default Search

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

5. To remove Buzzdock from Firefox, highlight on its name and click the Remove button. Then, click OK.
6. Back at Firefox main screen, type about:config in the address bar. If it shows a warning, "This might void your warranty!" please click "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
7. Firefox will display a list of entire preferences including those that were modified by Buzzdock.

Firefox About:Config

8. In the Search field, type the name of malware. Then, right-click and Reset values for found Preferences.

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

Firefox Search Preference

9. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools, the click Options.
10. On General Tab, under Home Page, type the desired address or simply click Restore to Default. Click OK to save the settings. This will reverse the changes made by Buzzdock on your home page.

Firefox Home Page

Procedures to delete Buzzdock Extensions from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools and select Add-ons from the list. You can also press CtrlShift+A on your keyboard to access this option.
3. Once the Add-ons manager is open, select Extensions from the sidebar.

Remove Add-on in Firefox

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

4. Find the unknown add-on and click on Remove button. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Please restart Firefox to complete the process.

Procedure 3.C : GOOGLE CHROME - Buzzdock removal procedure

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.

Google Chrome Settings

3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Find the area that says "Search". This is located in the middle part of the page.

Manage Search Engines in Google Chrome

5. Click on Manage search engines. It will show a list of Search engines including the default one.
6. Mouse-over to your preferred search engine and click Make default.

Remove Unknown Search in Chrome

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

7. Then, to remove Buzzdock from Google Chrome, mouse-over to that item and click on the X mark.

Delete Buzzdock extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Remove Extension in Chrome

NOTE: To represent Buzzdock, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that Buzzdock may use other names or terms such as the following: Addict-Thing, BuzzDock, Dock, Yontoo

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable/Delete (Trash) Buzzdock extensions.
6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Remove Buzzdock from Google Chrome's home page:

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Navigate to On startup area and click on Open a specific page or set of pages.

Chrome Onstartup

5. On Add a new page box, please type your desired home page address if you wishes to.

Chrome Home Page

6. Remove Buzzdock startup page by highlighting the item, then click on the X mark beside it. Click OK.
7. On the same page, go to Appearance section. Check the settings on New Tab page, click Change to display the default home page address. Then, click OK to save the setting.

Chrome Appearance

8. Remove the malware entry in 'Open this page' box. You can replace it with any desired home page address. See the image for your reference.

Chrome Home Page

Protect your PC from Buzzdock or Similar Attack

Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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3 Responses to“Buzzdock Ads”

  1. Tristanb
    October 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    The real tragedy here is that done of the virus/spyware companies are removing this evil program.

    I think they’ve been sued by the company and are all too timid to include it as “spyware”.

  2. Shakti Ahuja
    December 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    The process Stated above is successful in removing the Buzz-dock ads. Thank-you

  3. jyoti
    January 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

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