Nyknicksbuzzsearch.com Redirect

Also Known As: NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com?

According to the developers, search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is a legitimate Internet search engine that significantly enhances the Internet browsing experience by generating improved results. Judging on appearance alone, search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. Therefore, many users believe that search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is also legitimate and useful, however, this site continually records various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity. In addition, search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is promoted via a deceptive browser-hijacking application called NYKnicksBuzz.

search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com browser hijacker

Following infiltration, NYKnicksBuzz hijacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, stealthily assigning the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com. These changes may not seem significant, however, users are unable to revert them. Research shows that NYKnicksBuzz reassigns the aforementioned settings when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible and users continually encounter unwanted redirects to search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com, significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com (and the NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker) continually tracks browsing activity by gathering information that might contain personal details. The list of collected data types includes (but is not limited to) IP addresses, URLs visited, search queries, and pages viewed. This collected data is later shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse personal details to generate revenue. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to uninstall the NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker and never visit this rogue site again.

The Internet is full of fake search engines that have similar characteristics to search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com. Examples include netfindersearch.com, yokelead.com, basicquery.com, abclauncher.com, and many others. All claim to generate improved search results, however, these promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Websites such as search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com are useless for regular users. Fake Internet search engines are designed only to generate revenue for the developers - they merely cause unwanted redirects and gather various user-system information.

How did search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com install on my computer?

NYKnicksBuzz has an official download website, however, it is also distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Developers know that users often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, bundled applications are hidden within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

This situation can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush the download/installation processes. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Secondly, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. Never install bundled software.

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Website used to promote NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker

Quick menu:

NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed suspicious applications (for example, "NYKnicksBuzz"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "nyknicksbuzz".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nyknicksbuzz browser hijacker, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "NYKnicksBuzz Demo" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "nyknicksbuzzsearch" when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nyknicksbuzz browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove "NYKnicksBuzz", and all other recently-installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "nyknicksbuzzsearch.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with nyknicksbuzz browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine.

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