Over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads and I found that my homepage has been changed to Searches.omiga-plus.com. It annoyed me a lot so I ran security checks on my computer to check for viruses, but nothing was found. I checked my pop up settings and everything is set to be blocked, yet I still see all of these annoying ads. I’m so frustrated now. I have installed Avast, so why this could be happening?? I searched on the Internet and it said this website was linked to browser hijacker. How do I get rid of it completely?
Searches.omiga-plus.com is a deceitful website associated with annoying browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program (also called PUP). At first glance, it seems like a normal search engine that provides online search for its visitors, but in reality this is a spam search that can provide you nothing reliable but various pop-up ads or misleading information. Once launched, it takes over the your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a computer virus and this website is not a harmful thing, however if you set this page as your default homepage, it is likely to make your PC more vulnerable for further attacks because a hijacker could invade your privacy by monitoring the websites you visit, collecting data about your browsing habits and then customizing the adverts that you see to reflect recent searches, websites visited and products or services looked at. To sum up, this omiga plus search can display endless ads and sponsored links for its users and interrupt your online activities so there is no reason for you to let it stay on your machine.
Searches.omiga-plus.com hijacker can modify your browser settings without your permission and install unwanted applications, browser helper objects (add-ons, extensions, toolbars), and third party programs to your computer in the background. Therefore, whenever you go online, a seemingly endless barrage of ads may pop up on your screen and you will be automatically redirected to Searches.omiga-plus.com and other malicious web pages against your will. If you click some unknown pop-ups or links on this webpage, you may get other computer threats to your computer. In most cases, this hijacker will come bundled with adware or other free programs you downloaded from Internet. Once it sneaks to your browser, it can drive you mad by giving you its relentless adverts, plus it will very likely slow down your Internet speed and crash your browser, even install a strange and unwanted toolbar on your machine too. As mentioned above, the annoyances and dangers of Searches.omiga-plus.com redirect malware are clear so it has to be deleted immediately.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Searches.omiga-plus.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Searches.omiga-plus.com 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. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Searches.omiga-plus.com redirect 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：
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 related to Searches.omiga-plus.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Searches.omiga-plus.com is a browser hijacker that will install malicious web browser extensions, change your homepage and default search engine without your approval. It may even change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites. If you’ve noticed that your computer is running more sluggishly than usual and that your default start page has been changed, your computer must be in a high-risk situation now. All this hijacker can do on the target machine is to create trouble but not provide reliable search results as it markets. With the help of this hijacker, cyber criminals can be able to access the infected machines remotely without users’ consent and implant many other computer viruses to the machines. Therefore it is suggested users remove Searches.omiga-plus.com instantly once it is found.
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 February 8, 2015 6:26 am