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Remove Search Redirect ( Hijacker Removal Guide)

If your browser search homepage or new tab is redirected to, which sometimes replaced by Bueno Search hijacker as well, then you come across the PUP infiltration on our machine now. Read this article to learn more.

What is Search Redirect ( Hijacker)?


Similar to, this search is a browser hijacker to serve the purpose of boost revenue via advertisements or other blackhat SEO techniques. Often it comes from free downloads, and the industry calls this as PUP (potentially unwanted program) or PUA (potentially unwanted application) infection. That is to say, the search redirect or is not strictly a virus, however it does have malicious traits like rootkit behavior to hook deep into he system and interfere the user experiences as for web searching, etc. Typically, user gets this search or after they download and install some freeware online.


The image of hijacker

buenosearch hijacker removal

Such a page fakes that famous search services provider like Google or Yahoo. However, it is designed to just promote the related advertisements or sponsored links in forms of extra banners,misleading search results and search redirects.

The image of buenosearch search page

Buenosearch hijacker search-

As you may notice that the search results page shows as Yahoo search with the URL: This shows some wired and obviously not reliable. Worse still, if your search is always redirected by or, that is annoying. If so, you can make full use of below removal guide to get rid of this browser hijacker.


Risks of Having Hijacker


1. The web infected browser performs slower and slower.

2. The PC exposes to more risks of visiting malicious or scam websites.

3. Normal web search is interfered.

4. Hidden components of the hijacker makes the system disorder.

5. More PUP would have chance to get in.

6. Excessive ads would find their way to get in more easier.



How to Get Rid of Redirect (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)


Step 1> Uninstall PUP from Control Panel
Step 2> Remove from Internet Explorer
         > Remove from Mozilla Firefox
         > Remove from Google Chrome
Step 3> Remove malicious leftovers and maintain the system performance


>>Tips to Prevent PUP Install


Removal tips: To ensure the machine is clean away from hidden risky components of the browser hijacker, you are highly recommended to full scan your PC using your installed antivirus or here recommended antimalware-Anvi Smart Defender.


delta search asd scanned result

Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button. 3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.


Step 1> Uninstall PUP from Control Panel


Search protect by conduit uninstall

Here for demonstration, we use the most common Search Protect by Conduit as an example. 

Note: To completely fix the issue, you need to remove all suspicious PUP since many PUPs can cause the hijacking, and below are some mostly reported PUPs associated with the

Bueno Search, Web Search, Delta search, Browser Protect, Search Protect by conduit, Mixi.DJ, Internet toolbar, WhiteSmoke, Babylon, Oople Toolbar, etc.


For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

For Windows xp:  Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

Uninstall Tips:

It is possible that the uninstall may be difficult to fulfill when you don’t know which and when causes this issue, then you may use this tool-Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated in Cloud System Booster (a system cleaner).

Cloud System Booster download:

There is a Recently Installed tab in the Anvi Uninstaller which can help more conveniently find the recently uninstalled PUP and then clean the leftovers (registry entries left). To use this tool, you can

  • 1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster.
  • 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run.
  • 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the Delta Search toolbar and the related programs to uninstall.

Anvi Uninstaller recently installed

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall


Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

Anvi Uninstall 2



And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:

Step 2> Remove from IE/Firefox/Chrome


To remove from IE/Firefox/Chrome, you can either use below provided tool or manually repair the browser settings including reset homepage, remove related add-on and remove related search engine.

Either way you choose, please take all the way up to complete the removal since sometimes the fix may vary depending on the specific situation. If any question happens during the removal, stop and get in touch for timely assistance.

Automatic Repair:

Download and install this automatic browser repair tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar (download: )

Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find the related add-on/plugin from the appeared list, select them to remove. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.

Remove related add-on/extension/plug-in from IE, Firefox and Chrome using Anvi Slim Toolbar

remove toolbar using anvi slim toolbar



Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search


—Manual Removal and Repair


If the tool just failed to do its work in your case or you just prefer to the manual removal and repair, below are step by step manual removal guides in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If any question, feel free to get in touch.


IEInternet Explorer Users

Note: please repair all the browser settings changed by as instructed here to return a normal Internet Explorer search.

Whatever, your optional choice is to reset the IE, see detailed instructions here: how to reset IE/Firefox/Chrome

1. Remove add-on

Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on

IE manage add-on

There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find the Delta Search and related add-on. Click the item to disable and remove it one by one.

delta search toolbar add-on in IE

Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.

2. Remove Search engine

Still on the window of manage add-ons, switch to Search Providers tab, and then search for and select related search engine and click on Remove button at the bottom to get rid of it. (Please note if the related search engine is set as default, firstly you need to set other search engine like bing or google as default and then proceed the removal. )

delta search engine removal in IE


3. Reset homepage

Click on Settings icon and then select Internet Options. Then there will come out a window of Internet Options, under the General tab, locate on Home page area, to repair the homepage, you can either click on the Use Blank button or type your desired homepage like in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.

homepage reset in IE

Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.

>next step


Firefox Mozilla Firefox users


Besides the manual repair, your optional choice is to reset the Firefox, see detailed instructions here: how to reset IE/Firefox/Chrome


1. Remove add-on

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1


On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate the related add-on and click Remove button to remove it.

Remove related add-on from Firefox

delta search add-on firefox


Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the Conduit plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.

Remove conduit plugin from Firefox

remove conduit plugin from firefox


2. Reset homepage

Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.

Firefox homepage reset 1

Then there will open a window of Options as shown below, from where you need to locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.

firefox homepage reset


3. Repair search engine

In the opened Firefox window,find the search box and click the right place as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…

Remove web search search engine from firefox


Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on the suspicious related search (here we take web search as an example for demonstration purpose) and then click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

remove web search engine from firefox


4. Configure Firefox

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

Firefox configuration

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

Then,  on the appeared window, type Bueno or any other keywords (here we take Web Search as an instance for demonstration purpose) of the related PUP in the search box to find any items with value containing entered keyworkds from list there by highlighting the item and right-click on it to select Reset, one by one.

configure Firefox from web search

5. Ensure no shortcut added to Firefox

Close Firefox and right click its icon on the desktop to navigate to the Properties from the dropped list, where you need to locate the Shortcut tab and under the target column, ensure there is no shortcut website address added after the forefox.exe

clean shortcut in firefox


When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

>next step



chromeGoogle Chrome users


Besides the manual repair (here we use delta search removal for demonstruction purpose), your optional choice is to reset the Google Chrome, see detailed instructions here: how to reset IE/Firefox/Chrome


1. Remove Add-on

Open Google Chrome, and click the wrench or bars icon to navigate to Tools → Extensions.

Chrome extension removal 1


On the opened window, search for the related extensions as the Delta Search and related extensions. Locate the Delta Search and click the Trash can icon to remove it.

mixi dj delta search extension removal in chrome


2. Reset homepage

On the opened window, switch to Settings as shown in below image and then under the On startup area, click Set pages

Chrome homepage reset

There will open a page as shown below. Locate the http:\\ address and click X to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit.

conduit webph hijack delta search chrome 2



Here you may notice that the utilizes the name of Google, shown as the replaced homepage of google webph. Make sure remove it from the start page and homepage on both areas of On Startup andAppearance 

reset homepage and startup page of conduit in chrome

3. Remove Search Engine 

Still on the Chrome settings window, find the search area and click on manage search engine button.

conduit search engine in chrome 1

Then you will open a window like below picture. Firstly you need to select another search engine like as default in order to remove other unwanted search engines like Bueno search or any other related search suspicious. Below we take Conduit search as an example for demonstration purpose.

delta search removal in google chrome


After set Google as the default search engine, click Conduit Search or any other related search and then click X to remove them one by one.

conduit search engine removal google chrome



Then click Done at the bottom to save the change and exit.

4. Ensure no shortcut added in Chrome

It is possible that the is added in the shortcut. And if so, you also need to remove it from the shortcut in order to keep it away from the web browser. To do this:

Close the Google chrome and find its icon on desktop, right click and navigate to properties from the dropped list. On the Google Chrome’s Properties window, click on Shortcut tab and locate the target column, see if there is an address of the PUP added after the google chrome.exe. If any, remove the added website and click OK to complete.

Clean google chrome shortcut

Restart the Google Chrome to check. And that’s it.


Step 3> Remove Leftovers and Maintain System Performance


After the PUP uninstall, it is necessary to do a system cleaning since many leftovers and junk files jam there to degrade the system performance. Again, the Cloud System Booster can help you conveniently clean those risky junk files and maintain the system performance.

Cloud System Booster download:

This tool can be either for emergency slow computer troubleshoot or system maintenance on daily basis.

cloud system booster system cleaning

More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try.

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download:


Tips to Avoid PUP Uninstall


1. Antivirus/antimalware and firewall is generally effective to prevent majority of virus risks and if you also take caution and get your system well maintained, then the security will be boosted.

2. Always be cautions when you download and install software from the Internet. Pay lose inspection to the install process in case of any bundled toolbar or PUP installed as well.

3. Always opt for custom install instead of automatic install.

4. Whatever, even if you get some annoying PUP install, generally it can be manually removed thoroughly with right method.

5. To boost security as for malicious yet annoying ads from multiple ads sites, we would recommend you this Anvi AD Blocker, which is designed to block most malicious/phishing websites as well as any websites that you don’t want it to open. This tool can considerably reduce the risks of getting excessive ads or getting infected by either PUP or malware. View more in this article: Safer Surfing with Anvi AD Blocker

Download link:

ad blocker

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for only 15 days free use. If you want it stay longer with your PC and keep more ads risks away, you can conveniently buy it here.

If you want to manually block the or using Anvi AD Blocker, you can follow instructions as shown in below picture.

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

If any question in the removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.