Hi there. I have a problem on my web browser. My homepage is changed to Onlinebuscador.com suddenly and IE keeps getting redirected to ads sites when I am online. Also when I click on any link in any search engine it redirects me to other websites that are irrelevant to what I’m looking for. How do I get rid of it?
Onlinebuscador.com belongs to browser hijacker that is programmed to hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers by modifying DNS settings in MS Windows hosts file. It is created by hackers solely to direct Web surfers to pages hosting malware and increase website traffic. Generally this hijacker penetrates into the compromised computers unknowingly accompanied with freeware downloads, junk email attachments, various video players etc. Once downloaded, the first change it makes on your computer is homepage gets changed to its website Onlinebuscador.com without any permission. This is one of the sponsored search engines used to deliver ads so it will never provide any reliable search results to computer users. The hijacker has the ability to change your browser settings, alter the web browser’s start page, default search engine and the new tab page, install some additional components, including browser plug-ins, toolbars or extensions, and introduce adware or potentially unwanted programs to your PC in order to further damage your system.
Apparently, the purpose of Onlinebuscador.com hijacker is to force its users into visiting this particular websites again and again so that criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. It can decrease computer performance or cut off internet connection by changing browser settings so that PC users cannot get online smoothly as usual. Furthermore, this hijacker can cause an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system. It affects web browsers including IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, and then creates tons of unwanted ads to interrupt user’s online activities. Besides, the main danger is that it may enable cyber hackers to gain access to the affected computer remotely without any consent in purpose of pilfering important information from unknown computer users. Onlinebuscador.com also has the ability to collect user’s browsing history and other information. It is an annoying threat created purposely for marketing, commercial and publicity purposes. Therefore, you are recommended to remove this malware from your infected PC instantly.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Onlinebuscador.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Onlinebuscador.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Onlinebuscador.com Virus Hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Ads by Onlinebuscador.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Onlinebuscador.com is a dangerous browser hijacker (also known as redirect virus) that aims to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Most of time you may get this annoying thing from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs. It can modify the settings of each of web browsers you have installed, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome without your permission. The site claims to offer convenient web search, homepage, and default search. However, in reality it only changes your homepage and default search engine without your permission and makes you impossible to browse online. It displays tempting advertisement all the time to trick you into clicking them in order to boost affiliate payments. In summary, this is an unwanted application designed to corrupt online service, record online activities on the target computer and link up with hackers to transfer information. You should get rid of it from your machine immediately.
Published by & last updated on November 14, 2015 12:46 am