How to Remove Bachbut Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Bachbut Virus. This Bachbut Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Bachbut plugin by Mesary.com is a malicious one. The extension is added by a nasty adware program and it is your job to remove it as soon as possible. Adware pests don’t make for pleasant tenants. On the contrary. They make a mess of your online activities and turn them into a nightmare. This adware is no good for you and your system. Like all other members of this malware family, this one is also created for the single purpose of helping hackers gain pay-per-click revenue.

This is what the pest is used for: to boost web traffic to particular pages and help its creators become rich. However, Bachbut does so at your expense and yours only. It doesn’t care what kind of or how many problems it causes you along the way. If it fails to achieve its goal, it gets taken down. Needless to say, what you need to do is remove the intruder the first chance you get. If you let it stay, the issues it causes will grow in both numbers and severity. Don’t sit idly by waiting for this to happen. Take matters into your own hands and clean your machine ASAP.

As we explained, the adware has to generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners. How does it do it? Simple. The pest bombards you with ads and relies on the famous pay-per-click mechanism. Each one of your clicks fills hackers` pockets. You are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the infection on board. Do you want to help these people make illegitimate profits? Are you aware that every single cent of this money will be used for nothing but more malware creation and the infection of more innocent users? Don’t be a part of this game. But that’s is not that worst part. All of this affects you on a deep level. Your browsing experience is not the same anymore. You are buried with sponsored commercials on daily basis.

Remove Bachbut Virus
The Bachbut Virus

You know better than to trust a sponsored link, don’t you? A single click is all it takes for you to compromise your already compromised PC even more. Nothing you see is reliable. Even if the ads look legitimate and even helpful, don’t click. If they look like they have been created for you and only you, don’t click. The adware wants and needs your clicks so it shows you ads which spark your interest. But they are fake. Don’t be gullible. How do you suppose the pest knows what you like? It spies on you. It monitors your browsers and knows what you are interested in. Then, it uses this information to tailor commercials which will appeal to you. Don’t let the infection fool you and get rid of this ASAP. Once you do, everything will get back to normal. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your PC from this plague.

How did the adware enter? Infections like this turn to the old but gold means of infiltration. Those include freeware/shareware bundles, spam email messages, social media messages, corrupted pages and links, fake program or system updates, unverified torrents, etc. Yet, none of these tactics are good enough to succeed without your inactive cooperation, aka your negligence. Don’t provide it. Always be on the alert as infections are trying to dupe you. They are still programs and need your “OK” to be installed. That’s why they use tricks. You may think you are updating Java while in fact, you are installing malware. Do not rush into giving your approval to everything. Take your time. Vigilance is the only way to protect your machine.

Bachbut Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Bachbut Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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