Also Known As: BuenoSearch.com Redirect, Type: Browser Hijacker, Distribution: High
Damage level: Moderate
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BuenoSearch virus removal instructions
What is BuenoSeach.com?
BuenoSearch.com is a deceptive website promoted using BuenoSearch toolbar. This browser add-on installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the default search engine and homepage to buenosearch.com A common source of unwanted toolbars such as these is free software download websites, which use 'download clients' to manage freeware downloads. Download clients are small programs, which offer (some in a deceptive way) installation of free browser add-ons (commonly, adware) together with the selected free software. Computer users should be attentive when downloading freeware, since reckless installation can result in browser redirects, unwanted ads, and privacy issues.
Buenosearch.com presents users with a search bar for searching the Internet, however, be aware that the results returned by this search engine are crowded with sponsored listings. Clicking on these can result in installation of additional adware or even malware, and therefore, it is not advisable to use buenosearch.com for daily Internet searches. Technically, buenosearch is not a virus or malware, however, it is categorized as adware, a potentially unwanted application, or browser hijacker. You are strongly advised to eliminate it from your Internet browser/s.
BuenoSearch toolbar is developed using an API provided by Montiera Technologies. It is similar to Babylon, Delta Search, Nattly, and other potentially unwanted applications, which infiltrate users' Internet browsers via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. While none of these browser add-ons are categorized as malware, they cause browser redirects and present potential security risks to Internet users by generating deceptive ads and displaying sponsored search results (redirecting you to dubious websites). The best way to avoid installation of buenosearch toolbar (or any other adware) is to pay close attention to the download and installation steps of free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of any promoted free browser add-ons. When installing freeware, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical'. This will allow you to opt-out of installation of any additional browser extensions. If you have already installed this toolbar and your Internet browser/s redirect you to buenosearch.com, use the removal guide provided to eliminate these redirect issues.
Deceptive free software installers used in buenosearch.com browser hijacker distribution:
- What is BuenoSearch.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BitGuard, Delta Chrome Toolbar and Delta toolbar applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BuenoSearch.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BuenoSearch.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove BuenoSearch.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
BuenoSearch virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".
In the uninstall programs window: look for "BitGuard", "Delta Chrome Toolbar" and "Delta toolbar", select each and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs (which cause browser redirects to the buenosearch.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
BuenoSearch.com homepage and default search engine removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove BuenoSearch from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "delta Helper Object" and "Delta Toolbar", select these entries and click "Remove".
To change your homepage from buenosearch.com to your preferred domain, click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove buenosearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and remove "BuenoSearch".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the buenosearch.com virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove BuenoSearch from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Delta Toolbar", select it and click on the trash can icon.
Change Google Chrome homepage from buenosearch.com to your preferred domain - click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over BuenoSearch and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Settings", in the "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "BuenoSearch" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the buenosearch.com virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove BuenoSearch from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Delta Toolbar".
To reset your homepage, click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window remove buenosearch.com and enter your preferred domain.
Change default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "buenosearch"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with buenosearch.com virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in BuenoSearch.com Virus distribution:
To avoid installation of BuenoSearch.com Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:
Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:
- Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
- Appearance of new toolbars.
- Slow performance of Internet browsers.
- New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
- You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
- You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
- You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.
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