GeekBuddy

A Brief Information About GeekBuddy

GeekBuddy is an online PC support service which is created by Comodo Group. The most common release is 3.3.217083.59 and now 98% of all installations currently using this version. Actually, it is a online chat tool where users chat to someone who looking for technical support. Seems like GeekBuddy is a very useful program but its all claims are fake. After installation, it display some security alerts related your PC and saying that some problems are found on your PC and you will be recommended to get live expert help and call hotline to deal with it. You should ignore and never call 888-351-8017 tech support hotline. Calling of this number and its services is very costly. Additionally, it has ability to gather your confidential details like bank account related information while you calling its hotline number. It is not a malicious computer virus, but it is not a trustful program. So, you should ignore its notification.

Threat Summary

Threat

GeekBuddy

Type

Adware

Risk Level

medium

Provide number

888-351-8017

Distribution Method

Outdated anti-virus program, freeware software and more

Installation folder

C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO GeekBuddy

Uninstaller

C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO GeekBuddy\uninstall.exe

Symptoms

Display fake alert message related your PC

Affected Browsers

FF, IE, Edge, Safari and Chrome.

Channels To Drop GeekBuddy

Commonly GeekBuddy comes bundled with some cost free software and programs like videos, system utilities. While users install or download these type of software then they agree to install the nasty application on their PC. Some other ways are using pirated software and P2P file sharing network, opening malicious infected email attachments, playing online games from unauthorized sites and more.

How To Prevent Your PC From GeekBuddy Attack?

  •  You should always use latest and updated anti-virus software in order to scan the PC.
  •  Before installing any software carefully reading its installation agreement.
  •  Do not open any junk or spam email attachments which is sent by unknown source.
  •  Be careful while browsing online.

Kindly Remember– If you want to prevent your PC from this type of fake program then its highly recommended you delete GeekBuddy immediately from the infected PC.

Scan PC to Remove GeekBuddy

How to Uninstall GeekBuddy from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

 

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

 

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  • Click on System option

 

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

 

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  • Now Click on GeekBuddy to remove it from PC.

 

How to Eliminate GeekBuddy from Windows 8/8.1

 

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the GeekBuddy related processes and then click to “End Task”

 

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by GeekBuddy infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall GeekBuddy associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall GeekBuddy From Window 7/vista

 

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with GeekBuddy one by one then click on End Task.

 

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Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

 

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Now select GeekBuddy within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate GeekBuddy from Windows XP

 

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the GeekBuddy associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by GeekBuddy.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the GeekBuddy related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall GeekBuddy From Your Infected Browser

 

A. Guidelines to Remove GeekBuddy From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall GeekBuddy

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall GeekBuddy

 

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as

 

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B. How to Delete GeekBuddy from Google Chrome

 

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions

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Select all the malicious extensions including GeekBuddy and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall GeekBuddy From Mozilla Firefox

 

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find GeekBuddy add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove GeekBuddy From Internet Explorer

 

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.

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Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select GeekBuddy and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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