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Should I remove Buenosearch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,724
United States Rank #38,873
Reach 0.0114%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.47 days
190.82 days >
Average installed length: 100.26 days

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What is Buenosearch?

Buenosearch is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads are injected by the web browser plugin and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. On web pages there may be up to 10 intext ads and/or 4 banner ad and/or a transitional ad. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software. In addition to ads, the program will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as web browser hijacking). The extension will also report back to the controlling server analytics which may include the behavior of the user on the Internet and reports back URLs and domains visited as well as what advertisements are displayed and clicked on. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named buenosearch.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,454,320 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Buenosearch.
buenosearch.exe (fe1bb2a4132a20d353a14cb7a3c648d9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Paybyads
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ByteHero BDV 8.6.2014.10 Virus.Win32.Heur.n
ESET-NOD32 8.10176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.K
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.08 PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!FE1BB2A4132A
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!FE1BB2A4132A
VIPRE Antivirus 31746 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Buenosearch has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Buenosearch
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\buenosearch\buenosearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\buenosearch\buenosearch\\buenosearch.exe" /uninstl
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Buenosearch

Program executable:buenosearch.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • GUninstaller.exe (by Babylon) - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • rvt.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • buenosearch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Buenosearch' (Next runs on 25/06/2014 at 2:10 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • buenosearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'buenosearch' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\buenosearch\buenosearch\\buenosearch.exe.

How do I remove Buenosearch?

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Or, you can uninstall Buenosearch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Buenosearch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Buenosearch.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.82%
Windows 10 22.73%
Windows XP 4.09%
Windows Vista 1.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.45%
Windows 7 Professional 11.82%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.22% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 13.22%
  United States 11.01%
  United Kingdom 5.73%
  MA 5.29%
  Spain 3.96%
  Germany 3.52%
  Canada 3.52%
  Argentina 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.64%
  Italy 2.64%
  Malaysia 2.64%
  Colombia 2.20%
  Belgium 2.20%
  Sweden 2.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.42%
Acer 27.27%
Dell 13.64%
ASUS 11.04%
Toshiba 4.55%
Lenovo 2.60%
Intel 1.30%
Samsung 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.59%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.72%
Acer TravelMate P253 1.72%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3C 1.72%


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