Do you know what Onlinebuscador.com is?
Onlinebuscador.com is a random browser hijacker that seems to affect mostly users in the Spanish-speaking countries. Nevertheless, as you probably know, computer infections do not have borders, so if you happen to come across a site that distributes this hijacker, you might get infected as well. Do yourself a favor and remove Onlinebuscador.com from your system right now. It should not be hard to get rid of this infection, as long as you follow closely the instructions below this description. We provide two sets of removal guidelines, and it is up to you to choose.
Judging from its name, Onlinebuscador.com should help you search for something on the web. In fact, some users may even think that the site is a legitimate search engine, but if you were to perform a web search via this engine, you would not get any decent results. For instance, at the time of writing, during our tests, we have found that instead of the search results, Onlinebuscador.com shows just one line that reads “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we weren’t able to find results for this query.” Interesting enough, the program does show some Image Search results for the most general queries (like “water,” for example), but clicking the images lead you to the image’s URL page, rather than the actual site it is hosted at.Onlinebuscador.com screenshot
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Aside from being a completely useless search engine, Onlinebuscador.com also takes over your browser settings without your permission. This program is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, so there is basically no way to escape it once you are infected. Onlinebuscador.com will modify your default homepage and search engine, and you will be forced to see the dysfunctional search provider every single day. Thankfully, running a web search through this page does not get you anywhere, but it does not mean that the hijacker cannot track your online activity.
You should still be careful about the websites you access and the logins and passwords you enter because you can never know who could be watching. If you are experiencing an increasing onslaught of commercial advertisements during your browsing sessions, then perhaps it is the sign you have a hijacker or an adware program on-board. It would not be surprising if you had several unwanted programs running on your system. Multiple installations are very common among such light-weight infections.
For instance, Onlinebuscador.com might come bundled with freeware applications that you download yourself from a file-sharing website. That is why we always call for caution as we tell users that they need to read all the installation steps carefully. It is very likely that browser hijackers do not bother informing users about the oncoming installation, but even so, you would still be able to avoid installing a number of annoying and dangerous applications if only you were to read all the steps in the setup wizard.
Although it is possible to get rid of Onlinebuscador.com by restoring your browser settings to default, you should still consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool. As mentioned, you cannot rule out the possibility that you have multiple unwanted applications on your computer, and so you must terminate them all at once.
How to Remove Onlinebuscador.com
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Press Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
- Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Press Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Onlinebuscador.com will be set as your default homepage when your system gets compromised by a browser hijacker infection. This malicious system security threat does not pose an immediate danger that can result in a crippled computer. Nevertheless, it is still very intrusive and annoying, so the sooner you get rid of Onlinebuscador.com, the better. If you are having trouble trying to restore your browser settings, please let us know by leaving a comment.