When you run your browser and search for something, you will be redirected to Search.openmediasoft.com or other weird website related to it without your permission? Is it really a legitimate search engine? Homepage is locked by Search.openmediasoft.com and cannot change back? Cannot uninstall it completely even though you have tried various antivirus software? How to get rid of it permanently?
Search.openmediasoft.com is an extremely notorious redirect virus which will hijack your browser, modify browser settings and cause many other problems on the infected computer. It is disguised as a legitimate search website with a Google search box, but if you type in something in the box and click Search, you will be forced to some unsafe sites which may contain unwanted information, pop-up advertising pages luring you to buy their goods, even Trojan or other malicious virus like FBI virus scam.
Search.openmediasoft.com can install itself without any awareness. Once infiltrated completely into your computer, it will change your homepage and redirect you to some nasty websites when you are searching for something on Google, Bing or any other major search engine. It can offer fake reports of exaggerated security threats to scare the user by corrupting Windows Registry and other important windows system files. Don’t trust the warning displayed by Search.openmediasoft.com. What is worse, it also implants Trojans, malware and keylogger in your computer, which can steal your personal information including passwords, credit card, bank account information etc., simultaneously slow down your computer considerably and damage the computer system. Therefore, it is very important to remove it as soon as possible before more losses and damages.
Search.openmediasoft.com is a dangerous browser hijacker virus which is able to disable legitimate antivirus software, so manual removal can be the best choice. Please notice that the process of manual removal is cumbersome and requires expertise. Any mistake will lead to the damage of your system.
Search.openmediasoft.com 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, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the 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-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons 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
(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
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
In a word, Search.openmediasoft.com is a horrible browser hijacker which can sneak into your computer without consent and then secretly perform obnoxious activities. It will force you to visit some weird websites without your permission when you are using the browser. The hacker can diffuse virus into your computer to steal your privacy and damage your computer system. Thus we highly recommend you to thoroughly delete Search.openmediasoft.com so as to stay away from it.
Published by Selina Lynmich & last updated on June 1, 2013 3:09 pm