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How to eliminate the Buyers Assistant adware

Also Known As: Ads by Buyers Assistant
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of software is Buyers Assistant?

Buyers Assistant is presented as an app that lets users "buy with confidence and speed on eBay". We have discovered Buyers Assistant on a deceptive website that recommends installing an extension on a Chrome browser. After examining the app, we found that it displayed unwanted advertisements. Buyers Assistant is a typical advertising-supported application.

Buyers Assistant pop-up redirects

Buyers Assistant adware in detail

Usually, adware generates banners, coupons, pop-ups, and (or) other types of advertisements. Buyers Assistant has these traits too. An important detail about ads displayed by adware is that they can open shady websites. For example, various scams, sites used to promote dubious apps. Also, those ads can download/install unwanted apps.

In some cases, adware-type apps can function as browser hijackers. They can change the settings of web browsers to promote fake search engines. Typically, fake search engines do not generate unique results (they show results generated by shady or legitimate search engines), or promote untrustworthy pages.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Buyers Assistant
Threat Type Adware
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Adware in general

Adware is designed to generate advertisements. Additionally, it can be used as a tool to promote fake search engines. Our team has examined numerous adware-type apps and found that they can be capable of accessing credit card details, passwords, and other sensitive information. More adware examples are External Links Tool, SpeedTestMe, TikTok Finder.

How did adware install on my computer?

Buyers Assistant is promoted on a shady website. It gets installed after downloading and executing the installer from that page and finishing the installation steps. In other cases, adware is often distributed via downloaders/installers for other software or by designing ads to run certain scripts.

Adware gets installed via installers for other software when users finish the installation without changing "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings. The same applies to unexpected downloads via downloaders.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Download applications (and files) from official pages. Using Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, etc., can lead to unwanted installations or even computer infections. Also, do not click on ads displayed by/on shady web pages.

Use the settings provided in downloaders/installers to deselect unwanted apps before downloading/installing programs. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Buyers Assistant promoted on its official website:

buyers assistant adware official page

Buyers Assistant promoted on a deceptive page:

buyers assistant adware deceptive website used for promotion

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

Buyers Assistant adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Buyers Assistant adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Buyers Assistant" and other suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing Buyers Assistant adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by buyers assistant, 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 Buyers Assistant adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

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

Removing Buyers Assistant adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by buyers assistant 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by buyers assistant, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

Adware can slow down a computer, diminish the web browsing experience, and cause similar issues. Also, it can invade privacy.

What does adware do?

It displays various advertisements (pop-ups, coupons, surveys, etc.). In addition to generating ads, it can hijack web browsers, collect data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Typically, they monetize adware through affiliate programs. They use it to promote services, products, websites, and so on.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Buyers Assistant adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove installed adware. It will eliminate all files and other components belonging to adware. It is worth mentioning that when adware is removed manually, some of its components may still be present and running.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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