BuenoSearch is a legitimate application, and despite some misleading information on the Web, it is not classified as a browser hijacker. The search tool has its own official website, but it is delivered bundled with freeware in order to save on distribution costs. This information is posted on the official webpage of the product. Once installed, BuenoSearch changes your default search engine and home page to info.buenosearch.com. BuenoSearch is considered a potentially unwanted program because of the annoying behaviour it displays that many users find intolerable.
In case you did not install BuenoSearch knowingly, but it appears as your default search engine or homepage, you have probably acquired it together with some freeware you have downloaded online. Every time you download free software or programs, such as video players, PDF readers, etc. you need to pay close attention to the installation steps. This may save you the time and trouble of removing potentially unwanted programs and applications later on.
Although BuenoSearch is not malicious in its nature, there are a few things about this application that appear quite disturbing.
- The search results BuenoSearch presents are relevant, but you can never know what kind of links may also be embedded in them.
- BuenoSearch displays annoying advertisements along with the search results.
BuenoSearch’s Privacy Statement reveals some rather bothering facts that many users may skip on reading. First of all, BuenoSearch keeps track of the download and browsing activities of the user. The application collects data, such as URL address, IP address, operating system, etc., which allegedly is used to improve the browsing experience and provide the user with relevant and better search results.
BuenoSearch Removal Manual
Despite the fact that BuenoSearch is a legitimate application, our security experts recommend you choose a more liable search engine to suit your needs. The potential risks you may face by using such plug-in should not be ignored. You can always remove the application manually or use a trustworthy anti-malware program for this purpose. Just follow the steps provided below.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove BuenoSearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BuenoSearch from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BuenoSearch from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BuenoSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BuenoSearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BuenoSearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BuenoSearch from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BuenoSearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BuenoSearch
Step 2: Uninstall BuenoSearch and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BuenoSearch on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BuenoSearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BuenoSearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BuenoSearch and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BuenoSearch via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BuenoSearch from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BuenoSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BuenoSearch from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BuenoSearch from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BuenoSearch will be removed.
Eliminate BuenoSearch from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.