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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

CricBuzz Toolbar

CricBuzz Toolbar is a browser extension available at It is often classified as potentially unwanted program because of its intrusive behavior. Nevertheless, this application is not a computer malware program, because it does not enter your system surreptitiously. Whether you like it or not, you actually install the extension on your computer willingly. It means that you can also remove CricBuzz Toolbar from your system whenever you want to. The things you need to be cautious about are other potentially unwanted applications that might be bundled with CricBuzz Toolbar.

One of the reasons why we are not inclined to trust CricBuzz Toolbar 100% is its associations with the Conduit family of browser extensions. It virtually functions very similar to all the other extensions from the same group, including Travelocity Toolbar, Brothersoft Toolbar, KeyBar Toolbar and so on. All of these toolbars can be downloaded from the official Ourtoolbar homepage, but more often than not they travel bundled with freeware. CricBuzz Toolbar is of no exception as well. The problem is that when such application comes bundled with freeware you may overlook all the installation options and that would result in a full installation of the application.

The full setup of this toolbar also includes as default home page and search engine. Therefore, if you do not read all the installation steps and go through the setup automatically, you may end up with your home page and default search engine modified as well. That is why quite a few users think that CricBuzz Toolbar is a browser hijacker, but the browser modification is no unsolicited – you have simply overlooked it.

Officially CricBuzz Toolbar is said to be a browser extension that allows you to stay connected with the worldwide hub of cricket. The extension allows you to access live scores, live cricket commentary, news, fixtures, cricket schedule and so on. This application is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, but it will be installed on your default one.

Despite the fact that CricBuzz Toolbar is not a computer infection it is not recommended to leave it in your system. This browser extension has a very loose privacy policy that allows third parties to make use of it in order to promote their content. Not only does it include annoying pop-up ads – you may also be exposed to potentially malicious websites that distributed malware.

Open Control Panel and remove CricBuzz Toolbar from your computer right now. It is also advised to uninstall any other freeware applications that you might have installed along with CricBuzz Toolbar. To make sure that you have no other potentially dangerous applications in your system, scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner. Acquire a powerful antimalware tool, if you need to take care of serious threats.

Manual CricBuzz Toolbar Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and select to remove CricBuzz Toolbar.
  4. Select Remove the toolbar option on Uninstall Toolbar pop-up box. Click OK.
  5. Mark Restore my original search settings option and press OK.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and highlight CricBuzz Toolbar. Click Uninstall.
  3. When Uninstall Toolbar box pop-ups, choose Remove the toolbar option and press OK.
  4. Select Restore my original search engines on the next pop-up and click OK.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and click to uninstall CricBuzz Toolbar.
  3. Choose Remove the toolbar option on Uninstall Toolbar pop-up. Press OK.
  4. Select Restore my original search settings on another pop-up and click OK.

Remove Conduit Search from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove CricBuzz Customized Web Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove CricBuzz Customized Web Search from the list and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Search and press Manage search engines.
  3. Set a new search engine; delete CricBuzz Customized Web Search and press Done.
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