A browser add-on, BuenoSearch is primarily created to improve the users’ experience while searching on the Web. It is, however, distributed via bundling and thus is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
What Is BuenoSearch and How Is It Distributed?
BuenoSearch say they want to save you time while browsing the Web by implementing the newest innovations in search technology. And, we thank them for that. The problem that arises, however, is the way this browser add-on is distributed.
In an attempt to make their product accessible by everyone, they offer it for free. And, in order to help other software companies distribute their products for free, they use the so-called “bundling.”
“We have teamed up with some of the best software companies to help distribute their software without charge. That means more people get to enjoy a wide variety of software for free while also getting to experience the best search tools available,” according to BuenoSearch.com.
Bundling is a practice that is not favored by the mass user and security experts. The problem with it is that most adware and PUPs use it for bogus purposes. Let’s say you want to download particular freeware to which unwanted adware is also attached (bundled) to it unnoticeably. If you do not pay close attention to the installation process, you will end up with two programs in your system as one of them being the PUP (the adware).
During the installation process, there is an option to opt out of the bundled deal. That option may be quite confusing or in the fine print, but it does exist. Adware authors are perfectly aware that the mass user doesn’t pay attention to such details, so they manage to sneak their products in your system without your knowledge. And, that’s the case with BuenoSearch.
What Does BuenoSearch Do to Your System?
Once you have it in your system (intentionally or not), it will add a toolbar to your browser, change your homepage to BuenoSearch.com and default search engine to BuenoSearch. And, although it’s not malicious by nature, there are a few disturbing facts about it:
- It gathers information about your browsing practices (such as URL address, IP address, operating system, and more) via cookies, and third parties may access to your personal data.
- It displays annoying pop-ups on your screen along with the search results.
How to Remove BuenoSearch
Considering the above, it’ll be best for you to remove BuenoSearch from your system, should you already have it. Our experts recommend that you do not ignore the risks that come with this plug-in. If you cannot remove BuenoSearch manually, then use a trustworthy anti-malware program.