Search.Ominent.com redirect virus infection, this browser hijack redirect hijacks my Internet Explorer when I open an unknown file on the USB stick. Each time when I run Internet Explorer, I will be redirected to this Search.Ominent.com, I try to get my homepage back but can not make it. A friend tells me that I can ignore the Internet Explore and use Google Chrome instead, is that real? And I would like use Internet Explorer, how can I get rid of this browser hijack redirect from my browser? Any help will be appreciated.
Search.Ominent.com redirect virus is a malicious website which is created by the cyber criminals, just like other browser hijack redirect virus, it acts as a real search engine to collect information from the infected PC. Usually the PC users will get this virus infection when they install infected programs, open infected links or files, once this browser hijack redirect is activated, Search.Ominent.com virus can invade the computer easily by passing through the security programs, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers will be the target of this browser hijack redirect, it needs to be removed as soon as possible.
In general, Search.Ominent.com redirect will cheat the PC users by acting as a search engine, if the PC users search something on this website, they will get irrelevant webpages which may contain other virus infection like Trojan horse, Worm and even the malware. The PC will suffer terrible virus infection due to this nasty browser hijack redirect virus, it has been one of the most dangerous viruses on the Internet, change another browser can not solve this problem, it can infect the new browser as well. Manual removal is the best way to get rid of it.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This redirect virus is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Search.Ominent.com is a fake search engine, being a nasty browser hijack redirect virus, it has the ability to modify all the Internet settings like default browser and homepage. If the PC users can not remove it completely, it can protect its process by updating. What is more, this virus can open a malicious backdoor process to stop the anti-virus program from running at all, your data including password, account number and other important files may be stolen by the cyber criminals, it is strongly suggested that the PC users get rid of the Search.Ominent.com browser hijack redirect virus completely to avoid further damage and keep the infected PC safe.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 21, 2013 9:38 am