How to eliminate browser redirects to buyslaw.com?
What is buyslaw.com?
The buyslaw.com search engine offers web results from the best selected sites in one search engine, and supposedly uses search technology based on the Google search engine. It claims to be an optimised and customized search engine that protects you and your personal information from any third parties.
The BuysLaw browser hijacker supposedly provides web results collected from search engines such as Bing, Yahoo, Microsoft, Gigablast, Altavista, and Entireweb in one search engine (buyslaw.com). In fact, once a search query is made, it does not display the results you would expect. When your web browser is hijacked by buyslaw.com, browser settings are modified - the homepage, search engine, and new tabs are assigned to buyslaw.com Despite this, BuysLaw search engine developers claim that they do not collect any browsing-related information and do not share it with third parties (as most browser hijackers do). Regardless, BuysLaw is not the type of search engine that you should use, since its results are very dubious. Misleading or unwanted redirects are used to generate revenue, and there is a possibility that by clicking the results you will start seeing various unwanted pop-up ads, or you could even be tricked into downloading malicious software from untrustworthy websites.
|Name||buyslaw.com browser hijacker|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.|
To eliminate buyslaw.com browser hijacker our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many search engines that claim to be legitimate and provide 'the best results', however, most fake search engines make these promises. Rather than an enhanced browsing experience and improved results, users receive misleading and unwanted redirects or not the results they were expecting. Most search engines of this type have simply one purpose: to generate revenue one way or another. There are many search engines similar to this one. Some of the examples are hp.mysearch.com, go.bonefreeze.com, and epicsearches.com.
How did buyslaw.com install on my computer?
There are two common ways for browser hijackers such as BuysLaw to be installed on systems: through intrusive advertisements or using the 'bundling' method. Intrusive ads redirect you to malicious websites and execute scripts that stealthily download and install software. Bundling is stealth installation of third party apps with regular software that you download from the Internet. In most cases, this applies to free or add-supportive software. Software developers do not disclose potentially unwanted program installations properly. They hide them within "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. It is well known that many users tend to skip download/installation steps by rushing through them or clicking various advertisements without understanding the possible consequences.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to safety is caution. Pay attention to details when installing various software, especially if it is free. Carefully examine each window of the download/installation process by checking the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. Do not use third party software downloaders or installers - use only official sources and direct links. Avoid clicking intrusive ads - they often seem legitimate, but once clicked, users are redirected to dubious websites. Make sure that you have antivirus software installed and enabled. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Instant automatic removal of buyslaw.com browser hijacker:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of buyslaw.com browser hijacker. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is buyslaw.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall potentially unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove buyslaw.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove buyslaw.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove buyslaw.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove buyslaw.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
buyslaw.com redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes browser redirects to the buyslaw.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
buyslaw.com homepage and default Internet search engine removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser hijackers:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Remove buyslaw.com-related Internet Explorer add-ons:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select such entries and click "Remove".
Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate text (hxxp://www.buyslaw.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.buyslaw.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" 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, then remove "buyslaw".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the buyslaw.com 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Remove buyslaw.com-related Google Chrome extensions:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:
This browser hijacker modifies the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.buyslaw.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
Change your homepage:
Click the 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.buyslaw.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:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the 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 "buyslaw.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the buyslaw.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Remove buyslaw.com-related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:
This browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate the shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window, locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://www.buyslaw.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://www.buyslaw.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change 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: "buyslaw.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with buyslaw.com 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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
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.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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