Internet Explorer and other browsers can’t work normally? You get a new unknown home page called Omniboxes.com? No matter how you try to change the settings, you can’t put the home page back to the original one you like? There are a lot of ad windows popping up to interfere with you? In this case, your computer is infected with the Omniboxes.com browser hijacker. How can we remove it then?
Omniboxes.com is a hateful browser hijacker which will appear on your browser and stay in your computer all the time to bring you troubles constantly if you don’t remove it completely. First appearing on your computer screen in the form of the new home page, it pretends to be an intelligent search engine that can offer you rich online contents. But you should be aware of the fact that all of the search results Omniboxes.com provides are in order to improve the flow of some particular sites and promote ads instead of what you really want. There are even a lot of viruses hiding in those false results. Once you click on any of them, more problems will come into your computer.
Even if you have multiple antivirus programs installed on your computer, your computer will still be infected by the Omniboxes.com browser hijacker infection, because its designers know how antivirus programs work. As a result, they can make it bypass the block of the antivirus programs to sneak into your computer. You may not have noticed how and when you got this infection. Clicking on a phishing site and downloading an unknown free program are likely to lead to the infections. Once the computer is infected, you will see it when you open the web browser. No matter how legitimate the new home page looks, you should not use it to surf the Internet directly. You should be aware that all the browser hijackers look quite legitimate so as to cheat more computer users. What will happen if you use Omniboxes.com for online search? You will be redirected to some unwanted places and a lot of ad windows will pop up. Therefore, you’d better get rid of it as soon as possible in order to protect your computer from more damages.
1. Omniboxes.com 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.
Because your antivirus software can’t remove Omniboxes.com successfully, you will need to remove it manually according to the following steps. If you are not a computer expert, in order to avoid errors causing data loss in the removal process , please take some time to do a backup before beginning:
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 Omniboxes.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 Omniboxes.com’s processes
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 related to Omniboxes.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 its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Omniboxes.com is a browser hijacker that can arbitrarily change the browser settings. It looks like a normal search service provider, in fact, it is unable to provide any reliable results. When you use it to surf the web, it will bring you a lot of web page redirects and pop-up ads, which will greatly interrupt your work on the computer. In addition, it can avoid security tools, which increase the difficulty of the removal. Omniboxes.com is a very terrible infection, so you should remove it as soon 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 February 18, 2015 4:34 am