This page aims to help you remove the Buzzing Dhol “virus.” These Buzzing Dhol “virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The Buzzing Dhol “virus” is a type of adware – a software that integrates into your browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla) and generates a lot of advertisements, which is where it gets its name from. You have probably noticed the bombardment with various novelties to your surfing the Internet, such as pop-ups, banners on nearly every website you visit, perhaps your page is being redirected to a new one without you wanting it to. All of these are typical symptoms of Buzzing Dhol’s presence on your computer. Though it’s annoying, it shouldn’t be thought of as a threat to your PC. Or at least not as a direct threat, like viruses and other malware are.
That being said, it’s still essential that you uninstall Buzzing Dhol as quickly as possible and this removal guide will walk you through that process, step by step. Read on and we’ll explain to you everything there is to know about this and other software like it.
How the Buzzing Dhol “virus” works and what it does
As we’ve already mentioned above, this is an adware. Most adware functions on the basis of the Pay per click scheme, which allows the given software developers to make money on your clicks. For this reason it’s not uncommon for the ads to be fake or lead to completely irrelevant pages, which might be loaded with viruses. Therefore, we encourage you NOT to click on any of the ads, no matter how attractive they may seem (which is rarely ever the case, but still worthy of mention).
You might have guessed, that, since this is their sneaky agenda, it would make sense for them to do their best in improving the appeal of their advertising materials. All those banners and hyperlinks aren’t going to click themselves, so how do they do this? Adwares are notorious for collecting and storing your browsing information, such as your search queries, browsing history and personal details. What they’re also notorious for is selling this data on to third parties, which puts you at risk of falling victim to some serious crimes like identity theft, for example.
We believe the above is reason enough to remove Buzzing Dhol from your computer and prevent it from re-appearing again. Probably you will agree, too.
How Buzzing Dhol integrates with your browser and how to stop it from ever doing so
The primary way for adware to get installed on your PC is by being bundled into another program, which when you download and setup also does the same for the adware. Most times people download something from an open-source download website (those tend to be very unsafe, by the way) and then proceed to run the setup, as you do with any program. Then, what the developers are counting on is for you to choose the default setup options be it out of laziness, habit or simply because the words ‘advanced’ and ‘custom’ sound like they involve too many technical terms and aspects for a non-technical person to understand. Whatever the case, next time you happen to be in this situation, do opt for the scary-sounding advanced/custom option. There’s really nothing that advanced about it, all it will do is enable you to choose which additional features you would like to be included in the installation process. And among those features, you will see the bundled in adware.
Generally speaking, however, another good way to be sure you aren’t bringing in any unwanted software onto your computer is to keep away from the aforementioned open-source download sites. Common sense should apply here and when you’re on a suspicious-looking website and especially downloading content from it, you should expect that something could go very wrong. And whilst we’re discussing common sense, we’d be stating the obvious, if we were to tell you to at all times have a working antivirus and to regularly run virus checks. But we’re not going to, because everyone should know this.
In conclusion, once you’ve completed the below steps and have removed Buzzing Dhol, make sure to check your computer for any leftover components. You will notice they will contain the same name, so be sure to delete those.
|Danger Level||Medium or High|
|Symptoms||There might be hyperlinks present in texts, where they clearly don’t belong. There might be a multitude of pop-ups and page re-directs occuring, and you might notice a large number of banners appearing on different websites|
|Distribution Method||Most commonly through program bundles; might be sent via email, other can be installed a result of clicking on other ads. Might also be installed with the help of a different adware|
|Detection Tool||Adware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Buzzing Dhol Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Buzzing Dhol may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Buzzing Dhol from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Buzzing Dhol from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Buzzing Dhol from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!