CricBuzz Toolbar

CricBuzz Toolbar Description

ScreenshotThe CricBuzz Toolbar is a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program, that may cause a variety of issues on affected computers. The CricBuzz Toolbar is usually installed using deceptive tactics that may make it appear as if the CricBuzz Toolbar come out unexpectedly on the affected computer. Once installed, the CricBuzz Toolbar may make various unwanted changes to the affected Web browser's settings that are used to display advertisements, promote certain websites and make money at the expense of the computer user. The CricBuzz Toolbar is installed on Google Chrome as a Web browser extension, on Internet Explorer as a BHO or Browser Helper Object and on Mozilla Firefox as an add-on. The CricBuzz Toolbar makes changes to your computer's settings that allow the CricBuzz Toolbar to run automatically upon start-up, spying on your online activities and causing a wide variety of problems on the affected computer.

Do not Believe that the CricBuzz Toolbar is a Real Video Player

Typically, programs like the CricBuzz Toolbar may be distributed by bundling them with low-quality free software. When these programs are installed, the computer user is prompted to install the CricBuzz Toolbar. Although the option to opt out of installing the CricBuzz Toolbar is available, many computer users may overlook this feature because it is made difficult to find on purpose. Apart from bundling the CricBuzz Toolbar with freeware software, the CricBuzz Toolbar may also be downloaded directly by computer users believing that the CricBuzz Toolbar is a legitimate video player tool.

How the CricBuzz Toolbar Generates Profit at the Expense of Computer Users

There are several ways in which marketers may profit at the expense of computer users. The CricBuzz Toolbar may be used to cause browser redirects to promote certain questionable websites. The CricBuzz Toolbar may also cause the appearance of pop-up advertisements on the affected Web browser or add advertising to websites visited by the computer user. The CricBuzz Toolbar may also monitor your online activity and gather information about your online searches and history for use in marketing research and to deliver advertisements to your Web browser.

Technical Information

Registry Details

CricBuzz Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{d27284a2-8039-4fa3-ae18-656c96369808}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{d27284a2-8039-4fa3-ae18-656c96369808}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{d27284a2-8039-4fa3-ae18-656c96369808}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{d27284a2-8039-4fa3-ae18-656c96369808}
%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\injjfmlndjcomlkadeghpbppkmghceio

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