Bazzsearch(.)com is the domain of a browser hijacker. The web page is very simple. Search results will redirect you to another search engine – most of the time this search engine is Safe Finder. The hijacker will try to trick you that you are browsing Yahoo. To remove this undesirable program and all of its files, you should read this article carefully.
The hijacker can change the homepage, new tab and search engine of your browsers. A toolbar or an extension associated with the hijacker might be added as well. Trying to search the Web will you’re your browser apps with adverts and redirects.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The browsers on your computer can have their homepage, search engine and new tab settings changed.|
|Symptoms||Trying to access your homepage or doing a search will be stopped by redirects. These redirects will lead you to a search engine connected to the hijacker. A toolbar is possible to be added.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Bazzsearch(.)com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Bazzsearch(.)com.|
Bazzsearch(.)com – How Is It Spread?
Bazzsearch could be found inside third-party installational setups. The hijacker program can penetrate your PC’s defenses without your awareness. Freeware installers or bundle packages can deliver such hijacker platforms. By default, additive components are selected for installation. To prevent unwanted installs of such applications on your computer check for a Custom or an Advanced settings menu around the setup.
The Bazzsearch hijacker could spread with the help of adverts, as pop-ups for instance, and from visiting sites with bad popularity. These websites are likely to be partnered in some way with the Bazzsearch platform. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Bazzsearch(.)com – What Does It Do?
Bazzsearch(.)com is the official web address of the browser hijacker Bazzsearch. The site is very simply built – a picture of a bee as a background and a search bar. Nothing else is on the site – no buttons, links or information. Nevertheless, if you have it on your computer – you will witness changes in your browsers. These changes for all browsers always include a modified homepage, new tab, and search engine. A toolbar could be added. The search engine settings can differentiate according to the used browser.
Add-ons and browser extensions could distribute the hijacker as well, especially if included in bundled programs located on your computer. The extensions could redirect you to the Bazzsearch(.)com site or affiliated ones.
Bazzsearch(.)com will redirect you. The most common redirect is to a Yahoo look-alike search engine. In fact that is Safe Finder, a very well known browser hijacker. Bazzsearch(.)com will be used as a filter for your searches. The hijacker may display sponsored advertising content in search results.
In the picture shown above you see that the search engine is changed to Safe Finder. Also, there are advertisements on the page with the search results.
Information collected by the hijacker, according to the Safe Finder Policy:
- Browser (type and language)
- Operating System (type and language)
- Advertisements viewed
- Offers and services that interest you
- Default search
- VPN and Proxy services
- Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Interaction with social networks
- Your name and address
- Geo location and IP address
- Date and time of access
- Your time zone
- Screen Resolution
- Search quires and browsing history
- Pages browsed and content viewed
By using the services of Bazzsearch(.)com, and those of Safe Finder respectively, including apps and toolbars related to them will automatically give your consent for your data to be collected. The policy also states that cookies, pixel tags, web beacons and similar technologies are used the obtaining of information.
Remove Bazzsearch(.)com Completely
To remove Bazzsearch(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal guide written down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program keeps your system secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Bazzsearch(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Bazzsearch(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Bazzsearch(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Bazzsearch(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Bazzsearch(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Bazzsearch(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Bazzsearch(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Bazzsearch(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Bazzsearch(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Bazzsearch(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Bazzsearch(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Bazzsearch(.)com files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Bazzsearch(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Bazzsearch(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Bazzsearch(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Bazzsearch(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Bazzsearch(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Bazzsearch(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.