isearch.omiga-plus.com Redirect

Also Known As: isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Moderate

isearch.omiga-plus.com virus removal instructions

What is isearch.omiga-plus.com?

The 'Omiga Plus virus' is a term used to describe a browser hijacker that modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields 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', some of which offer installation of Omiga Plus software - a free program used to organize desktop icons.

isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker

Note that this software distribution method (using free software downloads) is called 'bundling'. The problem with this method is that marketers often employ deceptive tactics, and in many cases, users install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) inadvertently 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 these can lead to serious security infections. To keep your computer safe from possible malware infections, eliminate the Omiga Plus browser hijacker from your computer.

The isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker is similar to other adware that modifies browser settings. Examples include qvo6 and DoSearches among 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 browser hijackers, be attentive when downloading free software. If your download is managed by a download client, decline any offers to install additional browser plug-ins, toolbars, etc. When installing the downloaded freeware, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware and allow you to opt-out. If your Internet browsers redirect you to isearch.omiga-plus.com, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate these redirect issues.

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Quick menu:

isearch.omiga-plus.com virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

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

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for "omiga-plus uninstall" and "WindowsManagerProtect20.0.0.1013", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling potentially unwanted applications that cause 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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isearch.omiga-plus.com homepage and default search engine removal from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com related Internet Explorer add-ons:

Removing omiga-plus related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select such entries and click "Remove".

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:

Omiga plus removal from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Change default search engine:

Omiga plus removal from Internet Explorer default search engine settings

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com related extensions:

Removing Omiga plus from Google Chrome extensions

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

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"

Change your homepage:

Removing Omiga plus from Google Chrome homepage

To change your homepage from isearch.omiga-plus.com to your preferred domain - click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change default search engine:

Removing omiga plus from Google Chrome default search engine settings

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

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove omiga-plus.com related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

Removing omiga-plus.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove all recently-installed browser plug-ins.

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:

Removing Omiga plus from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://isearch.omiga-plus.com and enter your preferred domain.

Change default search engine:

Remove omiga-plus.com from Mozilla Firefox default Internet 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:

Computer users who have problems with isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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Thor Miller Grotle

Thank you for the guide.

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