OptiBuy Virus Removal

I wrote this article to help you remove OptiBuy Virus. This OptiBuy Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

OptiBuy is a program, advertised to help you enhance your online experience and save money. But, it doesn’t. This is not a helpful program. On the contrary. This is an adware infection which will cost you a lot if you don’t delete it as soon as possible. Luckily for you, adware pieces are relatively easy to tackle IF you take immediate measures. This is still a cyber infection we are talking about and letting it stay on board is a huge mistake. The longer it stays, the more problems it causes.

Don’t underestimate OptiBuy and don’t fall for its empty promises. The program only brings you unpleasantries and headache. And your situation will worsen as time passes. Don’t sit around waiting for this to happen. Step up and protect your machine. Find where OptiBuy is hiding and delete it on the spot. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret it.

So, OptiBuy promises to show you the best online deals and help you save money by offering coupons and discounts. However, it doesn’t deliver. Actually, the part about displaying coupons and discounts is true but they are not meant to help you with your online shopping. You are also shown deals, offers, best prices ads, comparisons, etc. and etc. Countless of them. But they are not to be trusted. They were never meant to help you with your online shopping and you will not save any money by using them. In fact, clicking on such an ad online gets you more infections on board. Every ad conceals an infection behind it and your click equals your consent this infection to enter your machine. It does not matter if you click on purpose or accidentally.

Remove OptiBuy Virus
The OptiBuy Virus

Sometimes an ad appears right under the cursor of your mouse and there is nothing left for you but to click. How is this helping you save any money? You are constantly bombarded with fake deals and you are always one click away from malware. You can fill your PC with infections to the point where you cannot even use it normally anymore. Not to mention that your machine is already suffering because of this single parasite. Because of OptiBuy, your computer slows down incredibly. It starts crashing and freezing often. Your browsers freeze as well because they are overwhelmed with ads. You may even lose your previously stable internet connection. But this is not the worst part. You are exposed to much greater risk while hosting this adware. The security risk.

OptiBuy is programmed to spy on your and monitor your every online move. It starts doing so from the moment it enters. However, the pest doesn’t only observe. It also collects. It keeps on gathering valuable data and when it decides it has enough it sends it. To whom? To the people who published it. This is how some crooks end up having your private details and they can use them as they see fit. There is no need of explaining why this is more than dangerous, is there? The question is are you going to sit idly by while the OptiBuy is destroying your PC or are you going to delete it.

We suggest you to the latter and protect your privacy. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of this lying program once and for all. This is the best course of action you can take. Once you do, make sure that your PC remains clean. Do you know how you got stuck with OptiBuy? It may appear as it popped up out of the blue but it didn’t. It was allowed to enter. You allowed it to enter. Let`s explain. Adware infections are still programs which need to be properly installed, aka they need the user`s permission to enter. However, it is more that clear that no one would agree to such pest entering and that’s why the parasite turns to trickery and deceit.

For instance, the OptiBuy virus hides behind spam email messages and compromised pages. Or, it hitches a ride with freeware/fake program updates. The pest may also lurk behind third-party ads and questionable pages/torrents/links, etc. The methods are many and they all rely on your carelessness to succeed. They need it. Otherwise, they would never be able to trick you into giving your approval. So, be more vigilant while online. Negligence leads to infections. Caution keeps you safe.

OptiBuy Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove OptiBuy Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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