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BuenoSearch.com Hijacks and Intercepts Traffic, How to Get Rid of Browser Hijacker?

Published by Patrick Watts on September 3, 2014 on Browser Hijacker

Why Anti-Virus Program Won’t Remove BuenoSearch?

Some anti-virus programs have found PUP.Optional.BuenoSearch.A and some claimed to be guilty files associated with buenosearch.com hijacker, but still they are not able to remove the hijacker. As a matter of fact, buenosearch.com is not technically a virus, it is a PUP that intercepts and generates traffic for rapid online promotion with some slightly modified BHO computing technique, which makes it different from the normal search engine with the capability of:

  1. sticking to a system and browser.
  2. hijacking homepage and new tabs frequently.
  3. changing search providers without consent.

PUP is a specific name created by security company to define such program like buenosearch.com that is going rogue and more is coming up. Some security utilities have been enhanced while some have not. Yet such enhancement is not enough to make non-virus items gone. Therefore, manual way is the most proper way out.

remove BuenoSearch from IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari


 

What Does BuenoSearch Do?

Browser hijacker like buenosearch.com becomes the agent that online operators and advertisers prefer to help with long lasting and aggressive promotion without being removed or caught by security utilities easily. Once buenosearch.com gets paid, it would direct users to the designated sites, mostly are commercial types. It just gets money by bringing people to the “mall”. All that will be done after buenosearch.com gets inside a machine.
 

Potential Risk from BuenoSearch.com

BHO computing technique that has been slightly modified is the key to make buenosearch.com sticky program to frequently redirect targeted users, it is also the source where the potential risk comes from. With the capability of reading the Document Object Model (DOM), BHO computing technique is targeted by some intrusive virus to get the log-in credentials and the personal information put online.

Usually speaking, it is safe to use BHO technique not until a bug or the like is exposed. The bug will be capitalized well to affiliate the attack on BHO and buenosearch.com is very likely to have it or access it due to the fact that the more advertisers/operators come to buenosearch.com for promotion, the more money the hijacker will get; buenosearch.com won’t take extremely careful filtering work before receiving the money and the creator won’t take painstaking work to make a promotional tool as it is too easy to make a replacement. This is why we all should be concerned even if buenosearch.com is not a virus. Below shows the way to get rid of buenosearch.com. Follow it; it you get stuck, just contact Qisupport Online Support by starting a live chat window here for quick help.

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Follow Manual Way to Get Rid of BuenoSearch.com ASAP

Step1. access browser settings and remove extensions/add-on/plug-in related to buenosearch.com.

Internet Explorer
Hit Tools menu on the top and access ‘Manage add-ons’; when its window pops up, navigate to ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and ‘Search Providers’ respectively to remove the item produced by buenosearch (or a similar name). Such information can be found in “More Information”.
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from IE

Mozilla Firefox
Click Tools to select Options; navigate to ‘Add-ons’ and ‘plugins’ respectively to remove the item produced by buenosearch (or a similar name). Such information can be found in “More Information”.
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from Firefox

Google Chrome
Press the spanner icon to access “Tools”, browse to ‘Extensions’ to remove the item produced by buenosearch (or a similar name). Such information can be found in “More Information”.
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from Chrome

Opera
Unfold Opera menu and access Extensions to enter Manage Extensions; use “Uninstall” button to uninstall the ones produced by buenosearch (or a similar name). Such information can be found in “More Information”.
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from Opera

Safari
1. Access ‘Preferences’ from ‘Safari’ menu and navigate to ‘extensions’ tab; uninstall the ones produced by buenosearch (or a similar name). Such information can be found in “More Information”.
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from Safari

2. Access “Help” from ‘Safari’ menu and enter “Installed Plug”; click open Ins & list to remove the ones produced by buenosearch (or a similar name).
remove the extensions related to BuenoSearch from Safari
 
 
Step2. save the IP address of buenosearch.com to Hosts file and stop it from hijacking.

Windows
Use Win+R key combination to access DOS window with “cmd” command; type “ping buenosearch.com” and hit Enter key will bring up its accurate IP address; copy and paste it to the last line of Hosts file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc); save the file and you’ll modify the file to stop its hijacking.

Mac OS X
Hit Finder launchpad icon and access Utilities and enter Terminal then; type “ping buenosearch.com” and hit Enter/Return key bring up its accurate IP address; copy and paste it to the last line of Hosts file (/private/etc/hosts); save the file and you’ll modify the file to stop its hijacking.
Mac-Finder-Terminal
 
 
Step3. restart your machine and don’t forget to change your default homepage back.

Internet Explorer
Choose “Internet Options” from Tools menu to hit General tab; put in your default homepage URL and end with “Use Current” button.

Mozilla Firefox
Choose Options from Firefox’s Menu to hit General tab; put in your default homepage URL and end with “Use Current Pages” button.

Google Chrome
Choose “Settings” after getting the menu from spanner icon; in Basic section, please put in your default homepage URL in “Open this page” under ‘Home Page’ and end with “OK” button.

Opera
Choose “settings” from Opera’s menu and access “Preference”; navigate to its General tab and put in your default homepage URL in “Home page”, end with “OK” button.

Safari
Choose “Preference” from Safari menu and browse to General tab; put in your default homepage URL in “Homepage” and end with “OK” button.
 
 

How BuenoSearch.com Enters Computer?

Drive-by download is the major dissemination routine that buenosearch.com takes. As a web application, it warms into a machine by paying web application mainly and programs or promising to pay back the favor by promoting them. Therefore, people should not just click “Yes” or “Next” in order to get something installed. Second look should be taken in the process not to install additional items that could put you in dangers in the future.
 

Permanent Removal of BuenoSearch.com?

The above thread can only guarantee a complete removal of BuenoSearch.com but not permanent one in the age when various types of virus lurk everywhere. One should take effective precautions after the complete removal. Besides, the removal of the items downloaded by buenosearch.com including its toolbar and ads should be executed so as to prevent its second landing. Should you run into troubles when eliminating everything related to the hijacker, just start a live chat window with experts from Qisupport Online Support and you’ll get your problem solved right away.

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