If your browser search homepage or new tab is redirected to opti-page.com, 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 Opti-page.com Search Redirect (Buenosearch.com Hijacker)?
Similar to tika-search.com, this opti-page.com 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 opti-page.com search redirect or buenosearch.com 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 Opti-page.com search or Buenosearch.com after they download and install some freeware online.
The image of Opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com hijacker
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
As you may notice that the search results page shows as Yahoo search with the URL: http://in.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=Babylon&hsimp=yhs-004&type=br110dm25&p=dotfab. This shows some wired and obviously not reliable. Worse still, if your search is always redirected by opti-page.com or buenosearch.com, that is annoying. If so, you can make full use of below removal guide to get rid of this browser hijacker.
Risks of Having Opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com 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 Opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com Redirect (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)
Step 1> Uninstall PUP from Control Panel
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.
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
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 opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com hijacking, and below are some mostly reported PUPs associated with the opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com:
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.
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: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
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.
Then you will see below window
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.
And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
Step 2> Remove opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com from IE/Firefox/Chrome
To remove opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com 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.
Download and install this automatic browser repair tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar (download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html )
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
Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar
—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.
Note: please repair all the browser settings changed by opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com 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
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.
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. )
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 www.google.com in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.
Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.
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.
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
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
2. Reset homepage
Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.
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 www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.
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.
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.
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
There will open a page as shown below. Locate the http:\\search.conduit.com address and click X to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit.
Here you may notice that the search.conduit.com 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
3. Remove Search Engine
Still on the Chrome settings window, find the search area and click on manage search engine button.
Then you will open a window like below picture. Firstly you need to select another search engine like google.com 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.
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.
Then click Done at the bottom to save the change and exit.
4. Ensure no shortcut added in Chrome
It is possible that the opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com 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.
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: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
This tool can be either for emergency slow computer troubleshoot or system maintenance on daily basis.
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: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html
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: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
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 opti-page.com or buenosearch.com using Anvi AD Blocker, you can follow instructions as shown in below picture.
If any question in the opti-page.com/Buenosearch.com removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.