Omiga Plus Virus

Also Known As: isearch.omiga-plus.com Redirect
Type: Browser Hijacker
Damage level: Moderate
Distribution: High
Damage Level

Omiga Plus virus removal instructions

The 'Omiga Plus virus' is a term used to describe a browser hijacker, which modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine to isearch.omiga-plus.com

This adware is especially rogue since it also changes the browser shortcut targets, thus making any homepage or default search engine settings adjustments impossible. Commonly, Internet users experience redirects to isearch.omiga-plus.com after downloading and installing free software. At time of research, this browser hijacker was distributed via 'download clients', which offer installation of Omiga Plus software - a free program used to organize desktop icons.

Note that this software distribution method (using free software downloads) is called 'bundling'. The problem with this method is that marketers often use deceptive tactics, and in many cases, Internet users install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) without their consent. Omiga Plus software is not related to virus or malware infections, however, installation causes browser redirect issues, and thus, you are advised to avoid installation of this program. The isearch.omiga-plus.com website is used to search the Internet, however, the search engine provided is crowded with dubious sponsored search results - clicking on these can cause serious security infections. To keep your computer safe from possible malware infections, eliminate the Omiga Plus browser hijacker from your computer.

Omiga Plus virus

The isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker is similar to other adware, which modifies users' Internet browser settings, including, for example, qvo6 and DoSearches amongst many others. Technically, these programs are not viruses or malware, however, they are categorized as adware or potentially unwanted applications. If you experience browser redirect issues, avoid clicking displayed ads and do not use the search engine displayed. The correct way to approach these redirect issues is to remove the adware causing them. To avoid installation of such browser hijackers, Internet users should be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline any offers to install additional browser plugins, toolbars, etc. When installing the downloaded freeware, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware. If your Internet browser/s redirect you to isearch.omiga-plus.com, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate these redirect issues.

Omiga Plus virus removal:

Omiga plus uninstall

Windows 7 users:

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel".

Windows XP users:

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

WIndows 8 users:

Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

In the uninstall programs window: look for "Wsys Control", select it and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Wsys Control, which causes browser redirects to isearch.omiga-plus.com, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.

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Omiga Plus virus removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Remove Omiga Plus virus from Internet Explorer:

Removing isearch Omiga plus redirect virus removal from Internet Explorer shortcut target

Fix Internet Explorer shortcut target:

The isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Internet Explorer shortcut. To fix this, locate the Internet Explorer shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu, choose "Properties". In the opened window locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe".

Change your homepage:

To change your homepage from isearch.omiga-plus.com to your preferred domain: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove isearch.omiga-plus.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Omiga plus removal from Internet Explorer homepage

Change default search engine:

Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "omiga-plus".

Omiga plus removal from Internet Explorer default search engine settings

If you continue to have problems with redirects to isearch.omiga-plus.com, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Remove Omiga Plus virus from Google Chrome:

Removing Omiga plus removal from Google Chrome shortcut target

Fix Google Chrome shortcut target:

The isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Google Chrome shortcut. To fix this, locate your Google Chrome shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu choose "Properties". In the opened window locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Remove unwanted extensions:

Removing Omiga plus from Google Chrome extensions

Click the bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Extended Protection" and "Lightning Newtab", select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

To change your homepage from isearch.omiga-plus.com to your preferred domain - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In the "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over isearch.omiga-plus.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Removing Omiga plus from Google Chrome homepage

Change default search engine:

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in the "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "omiga-plus" and add or select your preferred domain.

Removing omiga plus from Google Chrome default search engine settings

Remove Omiga Plus virus from Firefox:

Omiga plus removal from Mozilla Firefox shortcut target

Fix Mozilla Firefox shortcut target:

The isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker changes the "Target" field of the Mozilla Firefox shortcut. To fix this, locate your Mozilla Firefox shortcut on your Desktop and click the right mouse button over it. In the opened menu choose "Properties". In the opened window locate the Target field and eliminate all text (hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com/...), which is entered after "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Change your homepage:

To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove isearch.omiga-plus.com and enter your preferred domain.

Removing Omiga plus from Mozilla Firefox homepage

Change default search engine:

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "omiga"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to isearch.omiga-plus.com, reset your Mozilla Firefox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Summary:

A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.

A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Omiga Plus Virus distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of Omiga Plus Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:

  • Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
  • Appearance of new toolbars.
  • Slow performance of Internet browsers.
  • New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
  • You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
  • You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
  • You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Omiga Plus Virus from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

Comments 

 
#1 ketana patel 2013-11-09 01:16
Thanks a lot for giving a solution to remove this type of headache.
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