Hi, my Firefox has been severely hijacked by Omniboxes.com, and I have tried to uninstall and then reinstall it, but this redirect is still on it. I even cannot get rid of it by my antivirus program. Why can’t my antivirus kill it? And do I need to install a new one for this Omniboxes.com redirect infection? While I am using Firefox to the Internet, I always see many pop-up ads. Now I am frustrated with this hijacker. I don’t know what to do. Can you give me some hijacker removal tips to totally remove this pesky hijacker?

Description of Omniboxes.com Hijacker

Omniboxes.com has been sorted to be annoying and pesky browser hijacker. It’s not a reliable search engine, even though on its search interface, there is also Web, Images. Videos, News and Games search option, which looks like a useful and legitimate search tool. When you use it to look up things, you will find it cannot help you at all but just instead redirects you to malicious websites where there are different kinds of ads varying from production discount, coupon sales, and fitness advertising to rouge antivirus promotion.  More clicks from PC users, more traffic this Omniboxes.com obtains, but those ads may also carry unknown threats, and one click will bring infection to your computer. Therefore, this browser hijacker is also a platform for different production promotion and spreading infections like malware, adware. You had better not open those ads if your computer is infected with this Omniboxes.com hijacker. Omniboxes.com browser hijacker can access your computer via many ways.  It comes through freeware downloading, shareware, suspicious email links and by unknown website and so on. Cyber criminals can insert this redirect into downloading, shareware, spam email attachments and malicious websites. While you’re downloading free application from unlicensed resource, opening spam email links or visiting virus-infected websites, you will easily get this redirect.

Once this Omniboxes.com redirect enters computer system, it definitely creates plenty of problems and troubles in your computer. it changes the homepage and default search engine totally, even though you uninstall the infected web browser, this redirect infection is still on computer, because once you try to install the new browser back, you will find this hijacker is still there. It doesn’t allow you change the browser settings back. Also it’s very pesky, as it can change the DNS settings, and you cannot access the Internet well. Omniboxes.com redirect will suddenly slow down computer performance. It takes a long time to launch web browser or open the new tab, even sometimes browser just crashes down and stop running. This hijacker takes up much Internet resource.  and even worse, Omniboxes.com hijacker can bring other threats into computer by popping up virus-infected ads to attract innocent users to open, for example, it may pretend to be some kind antivirus to tell your computer is at high risk and recommend you to install the antivirus it promotes, but actually this is rogue antivirus also called virus. At that time, computer will get more stuck, crashes down more often even get a blue screen of death. In a word, if you cannot eradicate Omniboxes.com hijacker timely, the computer system will gradually damaged severely.

Main Traits of Omniboxes.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Omniboxes.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Omniboxes.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Omniboxes.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Omniboxes.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Omniboxes.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Omniboxes.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Omniboxes.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think Omniboxes.com redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Omniboxes.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on March 17, 2015 4:50 am

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