Buump.me Removal Guide

Do you know what Buump.me is?

If you have discovered that Buump.me has replaced the search tools on your browsers there is a great chance that your operating system has been affected by a browser hijacker. This particular search engine is not secure to use because it can record your IP address, browser types, search queries and similar information to discover your virtual habits. Even though the Privacy Policy linked to the search engine states that this data is necessary for the improvement of search services, you should not think that this data could not be leaked, even if it is done by accident. In fact, getting Buump.me deleted from the system is exactly what we recommend because soon enough information about your PC and your browsing habits could be shared with unfamiliar third parties. Please continue reading to learn more.

Do you know how third parties can collect information using Buump.me? You can blame the tracking cookies which are installed alongside the application or after you click on the presented search results. These cookies can also be used to track the information related to third-party advertising:

We use cookies to track when a search user clicks on a sponsored listing, and in some cases we use cookies and web beacons to determine whether the click resulted in an actual purchase of products or services from the advertiser's site.

Even though the mention of third party advertising is quite vague it is obvious that you may be presented with advertisement supported search results, also known as sponsored listings, when using Buump.me as a regular search engine. It is important that you do not click on any online advertisements, whether presented as search results, pop-ups or online offers, because this is a security vulnerability which has been noted to be used by schemers for malware distribution purposes.
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If you have no clue how the browser settings have been modified a browser hijacker is likely to be running on the PC, and so we recommend that you remove Buump.me from the system. Click the download button below to ensure that all files linked to the threat are deleted and then follow the guides below to ensure that you no longer are forced to use undesirable search tools.

Delete undesirable search tools

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Now navigate to the left and click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite/remove the displayed Home Page and then click OK.
  4. Navigate to the search box and click the displayed search provider icon.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and locate the undesirable option.
  6. Remove it and click OK.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Go to On Startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite/remove the undesirable URL and then click OK.
  4. Go to Appearance and select Show Home button.
  5. This time click Change and repeat step 3 to delete the undesirable options.
  6. Go to Search and now click Manage search engines.
  7. After selecting a new default search provider, click X on the URL of an undesirable one.
  8. Once the search provider is removed click Done.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Navigate to the left of the menu and click Search Providers.
  3. Choose a new default search provider and Remove the undesirable one.
  4. Now click Close and tap Alt+T one more time.
  5. Select Internet Options and click the General tab.
  6. Overwrite/remove the displayed Home Page and click OK.

In non-techie terms:

Buump.me is a browser hijacker and so you should remove it from your browsers as soon as you possibly can. We advise installing automatic malware detection and removal software to get rid of the infection and then following the instructions above to replace the unreliable search tools with the authentic, preferred ones. Overall, it is most essential that you keep your personal computer protected against illicit breaching in the future, and we can guarantee that SpyHunter will assist you beneficially. Click the download button below to acquire this tool.

Aliases: Buumpme virus.