This article aims to help you with the removal of Maxy Buy browser extension and all harmful files it installs on the system. Follow the detailed guide at the end to get rid of this annoying program in full.
Maxy Buy is a browser extension available for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari web browsers. It is presented as shopping helper that searches among many websites to find the best price available for the item you are currently looking. However, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program due to the fact that it could access your browser even without your permission. In addition Maxy Buy is known to inject advertisements in the browser, track your online activities and potentially steal login details from the websites you visit.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||Dubious browser extension that is presented as shopping helper. Instead it is known to obtain sensitive data from affected browser and inject targeted ads.|
|Symptoms||Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish. Sensitive data is obtained by unknown actors.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Maxy Buy |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Maxy Buy.|
Maxy Buy – Spread Techniques
The browser extension Maxy Buy is mainly distributed with the help of shady techniques. Most of these techniques attempt to trick you into installing it by concealing its presence. One of the preferred ways of distribution is software bundling. In this case developers of other free third-party apps inject the installation code of this PUP into the installers and set it to install by default. As this practice enables them to monetize their projects they aim to trick as many users as possible. For the purpose, the regular steps in the installer do not present any information about the existence of additional components. This is logical as all what most of the users do during the installation process of new app is to click the Next button until the button Finish appears. So in order to avoid the installation of potentially undesired programs like Maxy Buy you need to find the Advanced/Custom configuration steps and read carefully what is mentioned there. Most of the times they inform you that some additional apps that “improve” your browsing experience will be installed along with the primary app. In case that you don’t really need them, you can opt out their installation or at least have a second chance to decide whether you want the primary app or not.
There are two other channels where Maxy Buy extension could be downloaded. The first one is Chrome web store:
And the second is its official website ht*p://maxi-buy.kreativcdn.net. However, as they require you to initiate the download of this browser extension, they are less likely to be the reason why you see Maxy Buy in your browser.
Frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari could be affected by Maxy Buy extension.
Maxy Buy – A Potentially Unwanted Program
Maxy Buy browser extension compares the prices of one and the same product offered on various websites so you can find the cheapest offer. Currently, Maxy Buy does not work properly and it appears that it only aims to obtain certain details from the affected browser and inject annoying ads.
Once installed in the browser Maxy Buy extension has the permission to:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
This means that Maxy Buy is able to spy on you and your online behavior in order to deliver you ads based on your interests and make you more prone to visit the websites they promote. And along with the increased number of online ads that appear in the browser, it is likely to become sluggish or even unresponsive at times. As regards the data of yours which is kept on Maxy Buy’s servers it may be shared with third-parties of unknown origin. They in turn may misuse it by sending yet another wave of intrusive ads or at worst by releasing it on dark markets.
As the code of this extension is designed to read the information you see and enter on shopping websites, hackers could exploit it to steal your login and financial credentials. Furthermore, once they crack the code of this nasty extension they can gain access to your system. As you know the consequences may be devastating. With access to your PC they could easily obtain administrative privileges and run a malware on the background. At worst, they could infect the computer with ransomware that will keep your important files encrypted until you pay them a ransom.
How to Remove Maxy Buy PUP in Full
In order to remove Maxy Buy from your PC make sure to complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you to remove this nasty program in full. The automatic approach guarantees maximum efficiency as after a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool you can see the exact location of all malicious files and objects created by Maxy Buy and remove them from the infected PC. In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.