IdleBuddy extension suddenly appeared in browser [REMOVAL GUIDE]
Have you noticed IdleBuddy extension in your browser? Maybe you’ve surprised by the increased amount of ads and nasty redirects? It’s appeared not for nothing. You’ve recently been infected with browser hijacker IdleBuddy. Don’t get very upset, there is an easy way to remove it.
The IdleBuddy extension notifications come from the installed by mistake malware. Of course, such software has been obtained with purpose but the fact that there is malware sample bundled to the installed object remains unknown to the users.
How IdleBuddy extension sneaked into your system? Such viruses prefer very easy and tricky method of distribution that we call bundling. It means that if you download cracked or free software from the unsafe site some viruses will be installed along into your computer. Usually, such programs are not very easy to remove manually, because they are attached to another software, that may seem totally safe.
Regular scanning the system is the best solution against online threats like IdleBuddy. If you detect notifications in the browser, it will take you several clicks as it is shown in the guidance blow to delete the threat with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware program.
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Right after you download GridinSoft Anti-malware install it on your computer.
After GridinSoft Anti-Malware installation is completed, please run it and choose the type of scan. We highly recommend you to use the “Full Scan” for the first time especially if your PC infected already. This will allow to remove all potential threats from your computer. And if you want to keep your computer clean it well enough to use the “Quick Scan” every day after you remove the virus. Also, you can use shedule scan to scan your computer when you don’t use your computer.
Run the Scan Process. It may take some time, so you can relax and do your favorite things (watch film, read a book, read some news, etc.). GridinSoft Anti-Malware let you know then he finish the scan process.
Click on the “Fix now” button below the scan results list. Also, you can choose what exactly you can do with the detected like move to quarantine, or delete forever. Also you can ignore the file, but you must be 100% sure about the safety of this file! Many different viruses mask as a popular program to trick the user, so do this with extreme caution.
After the removal process completes, you will be advised to reboot your computer, but we recommend you to go to the Step 4 and after that restart your PC to check if there any thread remain on your computer.
Shut down all your browsers. Open the “Tools” tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware menu and choose Reset Browser Settings tool.
Select the browser what was infected with a virus and click on the “Reset” button:
Now your system is clean! If you have any question, you can always ask GridinSoft Support Team for help here). But before you go we advise you to do one more thing to be sure that any malware or adware won’t buther you in the future.
How to prevent your PC from being infected again with the IdleBuddy virus
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being infected with malware ahead of time. This feature called “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” tab and press “Start” button as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software, stop the malicious process and protect you from dangerous scripts what can be running on your computer. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk). In case, if you want to terminate the malicious program, you must select “Block always“.