VideoBuzzer is adware designed to generate multiple pop-up ads that, when clicked, expose your system to a risk. Supposedly, VideoBuzzer is a program promising to enhance your experience while watching YouTube videos. The disadvantages that come with VideoBuzzer, however, outweigh this seemingly useful feature.
Once installed, the adware acts a bit intrusive as it starts displaying unwanted pop-up ads while you are browsing. You cannot remove them and, once clicked, they will redirect you to websites with unclear origin, purpose, and content. These websites may promote the installation of additional applications with questionable features or may simply infect your system with malware. Thus, clicking on these ads by VideoBuzzer may expose your system to serious threats.
What’s even worse is that experts say VideoBuzzer may even get a hold of your personal and financial data such as credit card numbers, IP address, login information, etc.
How Does VideoBuzzer Enter Your PC?
VideoBuzzer infiltrates your system via other free programs you download from the Web. The method is called “bundling” and allows multiple programs to enter your PC just by downloading one.
In order to protect yourself from various malware or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), however, you need to be careful during the installation process of anything you download from the Web. Make sure to opt for custom installation instead of a default or recommended one, and disallow any option or feature you are not familiar with.
Should You Remove VideoBuzzer from Your PC?
Although VideoBuzzer may truly provide some useful features, you may get yourself into a trouble if you keep it. As explained above, it does expose your system to threats, it displays annoying ads, and it may collect your personal info to share with third parties. For this reason, experts recommend its removal manually or by using a well-trusted anti-malware program. You can do so simply by following the steps below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove VideoBuzzer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of VideoBuzzer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove VideoBuzzer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase VideoBuzzer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall VideoBuzzer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove VideoBuzzer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate VideoBuzzer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove VideoBuzzer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove VideoBuzzer
Step 2: Uninstall VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of VideoBuzzer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as VideoBuzzer, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer 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 VideoBuzzer will be removed.
Eliminate VideoBuzzer 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.