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Dec 27, 2013

Uninstall OMG Music Toolbar

I’m running vista 32 bit with windows internet explorer. When i click “View”and then toolbars, i notice that I have a toolbar called OMG Music Toolbar which I do not want and even don’t know how it got there. I have tried everything to delete it but it is still there. Also I find that my homepage has been changed to a website I am not familiar with. It shows OMG Search box in the middle of the page and displays various ads below. How do I get rid of it? 

Cannot Remove OMG Music Toolbar? – An Overall Description:

OMG Music Toolbar is an unwanted toolbar that can appear in the most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, or even in Safari without any permission. This toolbar is associated with browser hijacker which is promoted via other free downloads. When it is installed, it can change your browser settings and then perform tons of malicious activities on your machine, especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. search.conduit.com. Being as one of the community toolbars by Conduit.LLD, it can change your homepage, startup page and new tab page of your browser to search.conduit.com and set OMG Search as your default search engine against your will. It is extremely annoying because these changes are made without asking your permission, and the worse is that it prevents you from changing your settings back.

OMG Music Toolbar is created for ads-promoting purpose. By using this search provider, you will find advertisements and sponsored links are displayed in your search results. While the browser hijacker is running, it may collect search terms from your search queries and then keep displaying related ads to attract your attention and lure you into clicking those advertisements. In this way, the website designer can easily boost advertising revenue. Usually, OMG Music Toolbar can be attached on your browser after you download a freeware software like video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators. Then it can display an ad-supported search engine taking over your browser which won’t provide you any reliable search results. You cannot go to any web pages you want but just being redirected to other corrupted pages again and again. If you find OMG Music Toolbar useless and it only takes up screen space and system resources making your computer slow, check your browser’s add-ons or extensions list and then follow the manual removal guide to get rid of it step by step.

The following 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.

OMG Music Toolbar Image:

OMG-Toolbar

Note: This website may display various advertisements to lure users to click on it. It may inform users that they are missing plugin to play video or telling that you are the winner of the day in your area and you need to fill out certain “sponsor offers” in order to get the “free gift” or something like that. Beside, it adds OMG Music Toolbar to your browser and shows its icon without letting you uninstall it. Don’t click on any of the advertisements shown on search.conduit.com. Otherwise you will open a backdoor to let other viruses invade your computer to ruin your system.

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can change your homepage to search.conduit.com without your permission and add OMG Music Toolbar on the top of your browser. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

If a redirect virus is installed, it hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Users can follow the manual guide here to uninstall OMG Music Toolbar completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since a 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 click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

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”

delete browsing history

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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once a hijacker virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

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.

show-hidden-files

4. Remove all the malicious files related to OMG Music hijacker manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

OMG Music Toolbar appears within your web browser from nowhere and conduit search hijacks your web search? If you are suffering this issue, a browser hijacker is  making chaos on your computer now. This is not a normal toolbar because it can change your homepage and redirect your browser to websites you don’t want. Once your computer is compromised, you may get crazy ads popping up from the screen which keep prompting you to download certain player or similar video down-loader while you are browsing as usual. Also it changes the HOSTS file as well as other settings on your computer so that your infected computer will become more vulnerable to further infections. Don’t hesitate to uninstall this toolbar from your computer, also other malware related to this toolbar should be deleted as well.

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

Published by & last updated on December 27, 2013 3:27 am

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