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How to Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com Redirect Virus? (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

Isearch.omiga-plus.com overtakes your web browser, shown as the homepage without letting you know? This article is mainly about how to remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com homepage within IE/Firefox/Chrome with a step by step removal guide.

 

What is Isearch.omiga-plus.com?

 

Isearch.omiga-plus.com is a browser hijacker compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually the Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirects come as a result of installing some potentially unwanted programs like a toolbar which is bundled with a variety of freeware that you can download from the Internet.

 

You may consider Isearch.omiga-plus.com a redirect virus or just something annoying. However, more than that this browser hijacker is designed to fake like a real search engine but just serve to track your web searches. It can access to all data on your computer and the websites you visit. This is the key point of this browser hijacker needed to be removed actually. And this article will detail on step by step removal guide on this subject below.

 

Below is an image of the Isearch.omiga-plus.com browser hijacker:

 

 isearch.omiga-plus.com-redirect

 

 

On the main screen, Isearch.omiga-plus.com provides quick access to websites, like Facebook, eBay, Yahoo, ESPN, Twitter, Wikipedia, and more. However, the main purpose of Isearch.omiga-plus.com homepage is to offer quick access to the ad-supported game websites, such as 377 games and 999gag.com, both looks suspicious.

 

How to Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com Redirect Virus?

 

Removal Guide outlined:

 

Step 1. Uninstall Isearch.omiga-plus.com Related PUP from Windows Control Panel.

Step 2. Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect homepage from your IE/FF/Chrome.

Step 3. Run Anti-malware scan to eliminate malicious file related to Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect virus.

 

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Step 1. Uninstall Isearch.omiga-plus.com Related PUP from Windows Control Panel.

 

For Win 8 users: Click Windows key  > Start Menu > Control Panel ,  Find and click dubious program related, click Uninstall.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start windows key > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program,  find and locate dubious program related to right click the item, click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

 

For Windows xp:  Click Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, find and click dubious programs related, and then right click the item to click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

uninstall-Omiga-Plus

 

Step 2. Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect homepage from your IE/FF/Chrome.

 

IE
Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect and in Internet Explorer:

 

 

1) Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools >> Manage Add-ons.

Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing, Google or Yahoo search engine and make it your default search provider (set as default).

 

Then select Isearch.omiga-plus.com and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).

 

 

2) Go to Tools → Internet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com instead of Isearch.omiga-plus.com Click OK to save the changes.

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3) Please close your Internet Explorer, right click on the shortcut on desktop and startup menu, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://Isearch.omiga-plus.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to IE executable file. Nothing more.

 

repair-IE-shortcut-remove-Isearch.omiga-plus.com-redirect

 

Important Notice: If you have pinned the Internet Explorer shortcut icon on your task bar, please delete it and re-pin.

 

Firefox

Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect virus in Firefox:

 

1) Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools > Options, Under the General tab reset the startup homepage to Google.com or as blank page.

 

reset-Firefox-homepage

2) Reset changed items of your Firefox.

Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter;

Accept the Warning message by click “I’ll be careful, I promise!” to continue.

 

about config

 

Search for isearch or omiga-plus in the search bar >Right click on each item and select Reset> Hit OK to apply the change. Please make sure to reset all the items you found.

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3) Right-click on the Mozilla Firefox on desktop and startup menu, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.

In Shortcut tab and remove “http://Isearch.omiga-plus.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.

repair-firefox-shortcut-remove-Isearch.omiga-plus.com-redirect1

 

Important Notice: If you have pinned the Firefox shortcut icon on your task bar, please delete it and re-pin.

 

 

chrome

Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect virus in Google Chrome:

 

 

1. Please open your browser, go to Google Chrome Settings, in the “On Startup” area, please click on Set pages.

on-startup

 

You will be forwarded to Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete http://Isearch.omiga-plus.com .

 

remove-isearch.omiga-plus.com-startup-page-from-Chrome

 

 

2. Please continue and go to Appearance area, and then click Change.

 

change-appearance5

 

Remove Isearch.omiga-plus.com from the Open this page tab and then Select Use the New Tab page and click OK to save changes.

remove-isearch.omiga-plus.com-homepage-from-chrome

 

 

3. You should move forward and go to Search area, click on Manage Search Engines…

 

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Select Google or any other search engine you like from the list and make it your default search engine provider, and then select Isearch.omiga-plus.com from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark as shown in the image below.

 

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4. Please close your Google Chrome, right click on the shortcut on desktop and startup menu, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.

In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://Isearch.omiga-plus.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file. Nothing more.

 

repair-chrome-shortcut-remove-Isearch.omiga-plus.com-redirect

 

Important Notice: If you have pinned the Google Chrome shortcut icon on your task bar, please delete it and re-pin.

 

 

Step 3. Run Anti-malware scan to eliminate malicious file related to Isearch.omiga-plus.com redirect virus.

 

Anvi Smart Defender v2.2 is brand-new and powerful to remove various and most latest threats. You are highly recommended to download and install the latest version of the program to kill possible virus infection and protect your PC from being infected with other virus.

 

 

                                                        Anvi Smart Defender Download

 

After you download and install the program, please open it, click on the Scan module, and then select one of the scan types you preferring and then start the scan to eliminate the Isearch.omiga-plus.com virus infection file.

 

anvi smart defender scanning

 

Once the scan complete, you will be displayed the scan result, please make sure to click “Apply” button to completely delete the malicious files from your computer.

 

remove virus

 

  • Gemma

    Hi – I can’t seem to uninstall the omiga from my control panel? It is shown as omiga plus uninstaller and when I try to uninstall it, it brings up a strange pop up box and just won’t uninstall. Should I follow the remaining steps even though I can’t seem to get past step 1?

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi Gemma,

      Yes, if you are unable to remove the omiga plus from your computer, you can still continue to perform the manual steps to repair your web browser.

      By the way, if you are unable to uninstall omiga plus, you can take the Anvi Startup Booster to help you.

      Download Anvi Startup Bosoter. http://www.anvisoft.com/startup-booster.html, it is free.

      Install and then run it, in the startup tab, please try to find the ogmia plsu or similar malicious program, click on the expand button, and then select to disable it, after that, please click on the Location button and delete all the files in the program folder.

      Then, please go to Service tab, find and disable all the malicious service related to.

      After that, please try again to uninstall omiga plus from your computer.

  • jboy

    thankyou, been trying to remove this for 6 hrs, your solution worked best

  • Nike

    Hi , I have followed all the instruction but the omiga still set as my home page …Why?