How to remove Bargain Buddy

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Adware Bargain Buddy

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Name

Bargain Buddy

Description

Bargain Buddy is designed to present advertising on a computer without the user's permission. This type of software typically delivers pop-up ads or hijacks Web browser traffic to deliver advertising. It can also be used to track and report a user's computing activity.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove Bargain Buddy guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Bargain Buddy activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Bargain Buddy process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Bargain Buddy. If you find Bargain Buddy process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Bargain Buddy for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Bargain Buddy using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Bargain Buddy.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Bargain Buddy from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Bargain Buddy. After turning off the Internet and disabling Bargain Buddy process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Bargain Buddy to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Bargain Buddy one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Bargain Buddy. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • **********_demo.exe

    • $100

    • adp****_OUTB.exe

    • ahcb.exe

    • angelex.exe

    • autoheal.exe

    • bargain

    • bargain*.exe

    • bargain4.exe

    • basexinfo.txt

    • basexuk.txt

    • bb.exe

    • bbchk.exe

    • cb8033_OUTB.exe

    • deskmateautoupdate.exe

    • euni_bbi8015.exe

    • exclean.exe

    • exdl.exe

    • exdl0.exe

    • exdl1.exe

    • exul.exe

    • exul*.exe

    • gcrc.txt

    • ide21201.vxd

    • installer_MARKETING1.exe

    • instsrv.exe

    • isinstalldonecrazy.exe

    • IXCommCenter.cab

    • IXCommCenter.exe

    • javex80.vxd

    • javexulm.vxd

    • keenpostback.exe

    • keenvalueinstall.exe

    • loud.exe

    • mac80ex.idf

    • mqexdlm.srg

    • msbb.exe

    • msbbhook.dll

    • msbe.dll

    • msexreg.exe

    • msxct.exe

    • msxct1.ini

    • netut80ex.vxd

    • netut80ex[TWO VARIABLE CHARACTERS].vxd

    • nlnp49.exe

    • nls****_OUTB.exe

    • oskasetup_demo.exe

    • psis80ex.ax

    • ptxdrog.exe

    • trkgif.exe

    • vx*.nls

    • vx*x.nls

    • vx0.nls

    • vx0x.nls

    • vx1.nls

    • vx1x.nls

    • vx2.nls

    • vx2x.nls

    • vx3.nls

    • vx3x.nls

    • zeta.exe

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Bargain Buddy, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Bargain Buddy has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Bargain Buddy that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How does Bargain Buddy infect my computer?

Bargain Buddy is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Bargain Buddy is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Bargain Buddy on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Bargain Buddy and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Bargain Buddy replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Bargain Buddy do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Bargain Buddy are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Bargain Buddy displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Bargain Buddy?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Bargain Buddy spread to other computers?

As a rule, Bargain Buddy requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Bargain Buddy infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Bargain Buddy

2016-02-22

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