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    How to Remove Foodbuzz?

    Posted In Virus removal guides - By Jerry Tim David On Sunday, September 8th, 2013 With 0 Comments

    Once installed, it is able to redirect all your searches towards certain unknown websites. This infection remains resident in your system unless you do not remove it with an effective removal method. This malicious application is capable of changing your system settings that include home page, and default search engine. The hackers use this virus as a tool to get the total control of your PC, and steal the confidential information from there.

    The Manual Removal of Foodbuzz

    After confirming the presence of the  Foodbuzz  pop-up virus, you have to find an effective way to remove this virus completely from your computer. The professional users always prefer to delete this virus manually, but for the basic level users there are some automatic removal tools available. Following are the detailed instructions to remove this virus manually:-

    Start the System in Safe Mode

    In order to remove this virus manually, you are required to start your system in the safe mode. In this regard, you have to restart the computer, and use the F8 key to see the boot options. Select the safe mode from the list of boot options and press the enter key.

     

    Kill the Associated Processes

    Following are some of the suspicious processes that you need to delete quickly. You can find these processes under the processes tab in the windows task manager. The task manager can be accessed by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. You have to remove these processes from the list:-

    • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

    Delete the Associated Files

    Following are some of the files that you need to remove quickly from the system files folderby using the delete key.:-

    • %Desktopdir%\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe.lnk
    • %Programs%\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe.lnk

    Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

    Cleaning the windows registry is also important to get rid of this infection completely. To clean the windows registry you have to access the registry editor by using the “Regedit” command by using the “Run” option available in the start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following suspicious entries from the list:-

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe\DisplayName Foodbuzz Popup Ads Fast and Safe

    Close the registry editor and restart the computer in the normal mode to see the success or failure of the manual removal process.

    About Jerry Tim David - He is a technology evangelist and security analyst who writes articles on latest computer threats and step by step guide in removing them completely from your computer.

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