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Oct 19, 2013

Remove Only-search.com Redirect

Is your browser hijacked by Only-search.com? How do you stop this website from popping up? Why your antivirus program cannot help to get rid of this annoying Only Search from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox? Now please follow the manual guide here to remove this browser hijacker immediately.

What Is Only-search.com Redirect?

Only-search.com is a misleading website that pretends itself to be a legitimate and reliable search engine to cheat innocent users. It is triggered by a mischievous search redirect rootkit threat that can change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Once inside, it hijacks web browsers such as Safari, IE, FireFox, Chrome, modifies the DNS and redirects search results in Google, Yahoo and Bing to all kinds of undesirable websites, especially for Only-search.com. Even though you have antivirus program installed, your browser still can be compromised by this nasty browser redirect.

This hijacker virus makes an effect to hijack any web browsers installed on the PC, and then it alters browser settings, change your default search engine and all the search results in any genuine search provider like Google, Bing. It keeps forcing web users to visit its own website which is a commercial search provider website. At first sight, the website itself may appear regular and harmless, but if you use this Only Search to be your default search engine, you will find that the search results provided always result in annoying browser redirects to suspicious advertisement website. Only-search.com does not give online users any secure and trustworthy search results linked to their initial queries. It complicates usual web surfing and make it hard for web users to surf Internet. For no reason should you remind this kind of malware inside the PC. If you want to delete the unwanted add-ons or extensions and stop your browser from redirecting to Only-search.com.com, please follow the manual guide below.

Thefollowing instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Only-search.com Redirect/ Hijacker Picture:

Only-search.com-Browser-Hijacker

When Only-search.com redirect is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other irrelevant page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering Only-search.com hijacker can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ “ProxyEnable” = “1”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\”ProxyOverride” = ”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Only-search.com is a doubtful search engine website that associated with browser redirect adware which can replace your current home page with its own search box without your permission. It can cause many unwanted problem on your computer: 1. Home page or other settings are changed on your computer. 2. You can’t navigate to certain web pages normally. 3. Constant ads pop up on your screen without giving you option to close it down. 4. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want. 5. Your computer runs sluggishly. Basically, Only-search.com comes together with freeware applications that you download from the Internet by yourself. Be careful when you try to download things on the Internet and remove this hijacker as quickly as you can.

Note: If you are not a computer wiz and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

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