What is BobyZoom?
The BobyZoom browser plug-in claims to allow users to easily download and zoom online pictures. Although this may seem legitimate and useful functionality, Boby Zoom is classed as adware, since it employs a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software).
After infiltration, BobyZoom generates intrusive ads including coupons, price comparison, in-text, display, transitional, and other types of adware. It is highly probable that these generated ads will lead to bogus websites containing infectious content, and thus, exposing your computer to infection.
Be aware that BobyZoom collects various software and hardware information that might include personally-identifiable details. Examples of this recorded information are IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, cookies, etc. Information tracking can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
Boby Zoom is a typical adware-type application claiming to enable various useful features, however, these applications (including SalePlus, Protectium, and HDtube, etc.) provide no real value for the user - they are developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive ads and sharing collected data with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate BobyZoom from your system.
Baby Zoom, and other similar rogue apps, are mostly distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites. Download clients offer installation of additional programs together with the chosen software and are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic.
Promoted applications are presented as '100% legitimate and virus-free', however, reckless download and installation of freeware risks computer infection with adware or malware. You can prevent this situation by examining each step of the free software download procedure and ensuring that no other applications are included for download.
Furthermore, each installation step for downloaded software should be inspected using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Boby Zoom, follow the guide below to eliminate this potentially unwanted program (PUP) from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in BobyZoom adware distribution:
Boby Zoom adware generating intrusive online ads ('brought by BobyZoom' or unlabeled banner ads that appear on any visited websites using a virtual graphic layer):
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- What is BobyZoom?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BobyZoom application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BobyZoom adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BobyZoom ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by BobyZoom' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BobyZoom ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BobyZoom adware removal:
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 "bobyzoom", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Boby Zoom ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BobyZoom adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Boby Zoom", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bobyzoom adware, 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:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Boby Zoom", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bobyzoom adware, 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 plugins 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 "BobyZoom".
Computer users who have problems with bobyzoom adware 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 bobyzoom adware, 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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