What is Bazzsearch.com?
If you find Bazz Search extension or any of the related search engines in your Google Chrome browser, Bazzsearch.com browser hijacker may have sneaked onto your computer. This hijacker can modify your search engine setting but it may also be able to start up your browser with its search page loaded. Unfortunately, this browser hijacker can expose you to potentially unsafe web content through its redirected and possibly modified search results. But do not think for a second that you are safe just because you tend to use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. As a matter of fact, the presence of this hijacker may indicate that there are other malware infections on board as well. This clearly would mean multiple malware threats endangering your privacy and your virtual security. That is why our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com suggest that you remove Bazzsearch.com as soon as possible.
Where does Bazzsearch.com come from?
Our research shows that this browser hijacker mostly travels the web in free software packages. Bundling infections together with a legitimate free program is one of the most common ways to spread threats over the net. Since these infectious bundles are mainly promoted on shady websites that host a lot of unsafe third-party ads, they can infect a lot of unsuspecting users. You can easily end up on such a site if you are searching the web for a free file (movie or music) or program to download. Criminals try to make sure that their fake websites get displayed near the top of the results list. You may think that you click on the link of a site that has your target file, but, instead, you may be redirected to a malicious website. Since this site may be unfamiliar to you, it is possible that you click on fake buttons or links and end up with a malicious bundle. If you do not recall letting Bazzsearch.com onto your system, you should not hesitate to run a malware scanner to see how many more threats may expose you to criminals. But before you go on a hunt, we recommend that you delete Bazzsearch.com from your browser.
Apart from this questionable distribution method, this browser extension is also available in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bazz-search/pinhfkamckbogjgmbmdkdebbbpnmlaef. According to the numbers (over 55,300 downloads), it seems that this tool is getting quite popular; and this is exactly why it is so strange that no one has ever bothered to drop a line in the reviews section or rate it with at least one star. We would like to also mention that this tool seems to require a number of questionable rights that you actually grant once you press the “Add extension” button. This is the note that most users overlook when this pop-up comes up before installation. So next time you install an extension through this store, you should be more careful to know what you allow for such a tool. Even if you thought it was a good idea to have this search tool in your Chrome browser, we suggest that you remove it ASAP.
How does Bazzsearch.com work?
This browser hijacker sets feed.bazzsearch.com as your default search provider. You should know that this search engine redirects to search.snapdo.com, which is just another risky search engine. If you land on this latter page after a web search, you will see a great number of advertised links and sites. This is why you need to be very careful because these ads and links may not all be trustworthy. In fact, this hijacker may collect information about your online activities and target you with customized third-party ads and sponsored links through altered search results. It is also possible that you get redirected to a search.yahoo.com results page. This can happen if you use the address bar directly for search or you run a search through Bazzsearch.com itself that may show up in your browser after launch. The same modifications could be true for this Yahoo page as well since you do not use it directly. We would like to warn you that any contact with unreliable search results could lead to more infections or worse. It is possible that you land on a malicious website run by criminals who may scam you out of your money. If you do not want to risk any of these, you should act now and delete Bazzsearch.com right away.
How can I remove Bazzsearch.com?
Luckily, this infection only seems to affect Google Chrome browsers as research shows; however, we cannot claim that other browsers cannot be affected in the future. We have included instructions for your Chrome browser, so if you are not sure how to reset your browser, please use them as a guide. This should only take a few moments even for an inexperienced computer user. Since there may be other infections on your system, we suggest that you get rid of them all unless you want to wait for a final blow to your system and see it crash. If you do not want to detect and erase all the present threats manually, we advise you to download and install an up-to-date anti-malware program that will provide full protection for your computer if you leave it active all times.
Remove Bazzsearch.com from your browser
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Click Reset.
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