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 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.
|Name||Ads by Buyers Assistant|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
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 promoted on a deceptive page:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Buyers Assistant?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
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:
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:
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:
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 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:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
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 (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:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
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, 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, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
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 (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.