Beastbuying.com Virus


Beastbuying.com

Beastbuying.com is a browser add-on that is labeled as potentially unwanted because it generates aggressive ads and redirects the user’s searches. Apps like Beastbuying.com are known as browser hijackers and their main goal is to make money through Pay-Per-Click adverts and sponsored page redirects.

Beastbuying.com

The Beastbuying.com virus is a browser hijacker and this means that it will most probably alter some parts of your browser

If you are struggling to get rid of this unpleasant app and need help with its removal, stay on this page and read the information available on it. You will learn more about the nature of Beastbuying.com, the potential dangers it may represent, and the best way to have it uninstalled without danger for your computer.

As stated above, Beastbuying.com is a browser hijacker and this means that it will most probably alter some parts of your browser like the search engine or the address of its new-tab page/homepage. This could occur in any browser, including highly secure ones like Chrome and Firefox. Even though Beastbuying.com might look like a scary virus that can harm your computer, it’s actually a relatively harmless app that isn’t intended to be damaging. This is also the main reason why your antivirus or the built-in security features of your browser have probably not flagged it as something dangerous and have allowed it to get installed.

Despite its overall harmlessness, however, having Beastbuying.com or Higher Captcha-Settle installed in your browser might indirectly lead to security weaknesses in your system and increase the chances of getting the computer infected with Trojans, Ransomware, or other variations of malware. That is why you shouldn’t try to tolerate the presence of this browser hijacker and instead quickly take the necessary actions to remove it. As we said, we will tell you how this unwanted app can be uninstalled but before we give you the guide with the removal steps, we must first tell you a bit more about the hijacker category as a whole.

The Beastbuying.com virus

The problem with the Beastbuying.com virus is that it developers are usually not particularly concerned with the safety of the users’ computers. This means that the pop-ups, the banners, and the sites the Beastbuying.com virus may display and redirect you to could be hosted by anyone, including cybercriminals and hackers, who seek to spread Trojans, Spyware, Phishing viruses, Ransomware, and other similar hazards.

Generally, clicking on stuff displayed by Beastbuying.com really isn’t a very good idea because it could land you on web locations that could be unsafe for your computer. Even if you don’t get redirected to a malware-infested page, you could still end up on a site that promotes sham software or that tries to trick you into buying low-quality products. And to top it all off, there’s little to no actual use you could get from this hijacker. Most such apps aren’t exactly made to be useful so keeping one in your browser is unlikely to benefit you in any way.

SUMMARY:

Name Beastbuying.com
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Noticing unauthorized and unwanted changes in your browser is a sure sign there is a hijacker present on the computer.
Distribution Method Most of the methods used to spread such apps involve the use of some form of file-bundling.
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Remove Beastbuying.com Virus

To try and remove Beastbuying.com quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Beastbuying.com extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Beastbuying.com by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Beastbuying.com and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Beastbuying.com removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    Step4

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    Step5

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

    NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Beastbuying.com from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Beastbuying.com from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Beastbuying.com from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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