My hard drive on my PC has Instant Buzz which is ADWARE. How do I get rid of it?

United States
July 12, 2009 7:33pm CST
I've been investigating and researching online different ways to get this nasty thing off my registry for my web browser. I've deleted it off my computer and deleted the individual files off of it as well, but I know its still there. Any one know how i can get rid of it without wiping out my OS. I have the CD Rom for the OS but I'd rather not have to download the OS again if I wiped my hard drive out. Another thing is that I have the back up disk and I was wondering if my OS is on those back up CD Roms. Any one have any suggestions. I really don't have the money to spend on spyware software and stuff like that.
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6 responses
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I have not known an adware that can zap your system. But try this link - http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-instantbuzz-com#deletefiles . Hope this will work.
• United States
13 Jul 09
thanks, that answered some questions. But most of it was on how to get rid of it on XP or lower OS. I have Vista and when I tr to use the same methods it doesn't seem to let me.
@ENVY68 (158)
• India
14 Jul 09
Please visit http://www.ccleaner.com/ where you can find different apps for different versions. If you are using Windows Vista then you have to chekout for their latest CCleaner 2.21.940. So this site may definitely solve your problem for deleting adware related one.Down loading this software is absolutely free and if you can donate to their software and site building costs.
@hi2rashid (153)
• India
13 Jul 09
try spyware doctor to remove adwares and try any nortn solutions available. mcafee is also provind very good free solutions.
@lovedude (4456)
• India
13 Jul 09
I am not going to suggest to buy any anti-spy ware as you have already told.. but you can atleast download the Microsoft Windows Defender (freely available) ?? if yeah, then go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx and download defender which will surely clean most of the spy-wares. and if you have problems with registry or other stuff then go to http://www.safer-networking.org/ it's again free ware.. download and install.. run the tool.. it will help you to remove such contains..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Have you tried the free version of Lavasoft adware remover. I used this for years. http://www.lavasoft.com/ also the CCleaner helps also and also fixes registry.. You can find it at www.filehippo.com and also might wanna check out advanced system care free also, I use it works great, along with the CCleaner. also http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ this will get bad stuff off it... Hope something helps.
@joyadalia (1409)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
I think that you have to buy a rock solid virus scanner that has something against an adware. I've experienced that before and I had to have my PC reformatted to get rid of the constant crazy buzzing.