Why the search results are always redirected to Buscaid.com or some other websites it promotes when you are using Google or other major search engine? The default homepage is changed and locked down at Buscaid.com? Reinstalling the browser still cannot solve the problem? How to stop the annoying Buscaid.com redirect and keep the computer safe?
Buscaid.com is a browser hijacker that installs itself into the target computers without users’ permission. Most major browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox can be easily hijacked by it. Visiting other malicious websites or clicking unknown links and opening spam email attachments may lead to its installation into the computer. Besides, this hijacker may be bundled with some freeware from unsafe resources. If you don’t uncheck the box of additionally installing Buscaid.com when installing these freeware, you will see it appearing in your computer.
Buscaid.com is able to modify browser settings to replace the default homepage and search engine by its own domain. All your search results will keep being redirected to some unwanted websites. Some of those websites contains unreliable advertisements luring you to buy things and others may contain dangerous viruses which will further damage the computer and facilitate the cyber criminals access the computer to collect user’s personal information including social contacts and financial details. Thus, it is recommended to remove this hijacker as quickly as possible.
Most antivirus programs cannot remove Buscaid.com for it cannot be detected. Manual removal is the most effective way to get rid of it completely. But please note that manual removal requires expertise and please be more careful during the removal in case if any mistakes damaging the system.
Buscaid.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of Buscaid.com hijacker.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
In a word, Buscaid.com is categorized as a browser hijacker which can change the default homepage and search engine and cause annoying redirect when you are using the browser. Those search results you are redirected to may contain high-risk threats ruining your computer and recording your privacy. Please remove this hijacker as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on April 8, 2013 5:49 am