How to remove Buzzdock search browser hijacker

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

"Buzzdock” search is another browser hijacker program that is installed in your computer as a bundle from another software. When "Buzzdock” search is installed on the computer, it changes the browser's homepage to “”, it modifies your search settings and extensions and it performs browsing redirects to online unknown advertisements.

With "Buzzdock” search, another malicious program is also installed named “DealPLY”. "DealPly" is a browser extension adware that is installed as a browser extension inside your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and displays deals from online shopping companies.

This article is a step by step guide to remove "Buzzdock”search from your computer.

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How to remove “Buzzdock” search settings

Step 1. Uninstall “Buzzdock” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista).

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3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. Buzzdock  (By Allastro LLC)

b. DealPLY (By DealPly Tachnologies Ltd.)

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Step 2: Clean your computer using “RogueKiller”.

1. Download and save “RogueKiller” utility to your desktop.

Notice*: Download version x86 or X64 according to your operating system’s version*.

* To find your operating system’s version, “Right Click” on your computer icon, choose "Properties" and look at “System Type” section.


2. Find ”RogueKiller” on your desktop and double click to run it. Let prescan to complete and then press "Scan" button to perform a full scan.


3. When full scan is completed, press “Delete” to remove all malicious items.


4. Close ”RogueKiller” and restart your computer.

Step 3. Remove "Buzzdock”search from your internet browser application.

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove"Buzzdock” search from Internet Explorer.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.

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2. Click the “Advanced” tab.


3. Choose “Reset”.

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4. Check (to enable) the “Delete personal settings” box and choose “Reset”.

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5. After the resetting action is completed, press “Close” and then choose “OK” to exit Internet Explorer options.


6. Restart Internet explorer and go to “Tools” > “Manage Add-ons


7. Select “Search Providers on the left pane.


8. Inside “Search Providers” section remove the “My Web Search” entry .


9. Close internet explorer and proceed to Step 4.

Google Chrome

How to remove "Buzzdock” search from Google Chrome.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu and choose “Settings”.

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2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”.


3. Delete the “Buzzdock search” page from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right.


4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. and press “OK”.


5. Go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”.


6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press “Make default”.


7. Choose the malicious search engine’s name (buzzdock) and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right.

Then choose “Done” to close “Search engines” window.


8. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 4.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove "Buzzdock” search from Mozilla Firefox.

1. First you must have enabled the Firefox’s main “Menu Bar”.

* Right Click, on the empty space at right of “Page Tab” and enable Firefox “Menu Bar”.

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2. From Firefox menu, go to “Help” > “Troubleshooting Information”.


3. In “Troubleshooting Information” window, press “Reset Firefox” button to reset Firefox to its default state.

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4. Press “Reset Firefox: again.


5. After the resetting job is completed, the Firefox restarts.

6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 4. Clean your computer from malicious threats.

Log on to Windows and use “MalwareBytes Antimalware” program to clean your computer from malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.


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