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How to Remove Search.ominent.com Redirect and Ominent Toolbar? (Browser Hijacker Removal)

 

Your internet browser lands on search.ominent.com when being launched and your search results are provided by ominent instead of your default search engine like Google? Maybe there is a strange toolbar showing up on your internet browser, too? If this is the case, your computer is infected by a browser hijacker. Read on and follow the instructions below to get rid of this redirect virus.

 

 

What Is Search.ominent.com?

 

 

Search.ominent.com, also referred to as Ominent, is a browser hijacker, which commonly comes bundled with Ominent toolbar. Both are usually promoted via other free downloads from websites like Softonic and Software.informer. When you install such programs, you may also agree to install Ominent toolbar and set search.ominent.com as the homepage, new tab page and default search engine without being properly informed.

Search.ominent.com homepage

 

Ominent (Search.ominent.com) is actually an ad-supported search engine although looks like a legitimate search engine. It barely offers reliable and useful results about your search query. On the contrary, it displays irrelevant items and ads in your search results, which may lead to sponsors’ websites to boost advertising revenue and to increase certain site’s page ranking. It may also collect search terms from your search queries and monitor your online activities in order to feed you more precise ads.

Search.ominent.com-search results

 

You may wonder how Ominent toolbar survived antivirus and antimalware programs. That’s because Ominent toolbar is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect do interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after being infected by Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect.

 

 

How to Remove Ominent Toolbar and Search.ominent.com Redirect? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                            

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 Remove Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect automatically

     Step 1 Uninstall Ominent toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from IE/FF/Chrome with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Option 2 Remove Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect manually

     Step 1 Uninstall Ominent toolbar through Control Panel

     Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

     Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

 

Option 1 Remove Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect automatically

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Ominent toolbar with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2.To uninstall Ominent toolbar and related malicious program:

Launch Cloud System Booster → switch to Expert mode → select Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → locate malicious application → hit Uninstall to remove

Please search for and uninstall Ominent toolbar and any other unwanted or unknown applications listed in the Recently Installed tab, because some victims complains that they can’t find Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect may be caused by other programs.

Anvi Uninstaller

Cricbuzz toolbar-uninstall 1

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

3. To clean residual files: Switch to Home tab → click Boost button → click Clean button after scan finished

CSB-clean

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from IE/FF/Chrome with Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Anvi Slim Toolbar is a tool developed to enable you to manage extensions and toolbars on your web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) simultaneously. With Anvi Slim Toolbar you can modify the homepage and default search engine of your installed web browser easily.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Cricbuzz toolbar-Anvi Slim Toolbar scan result

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Cricbuzz toolbar-Anvi Slim Toolbar restore center

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

 

Now Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect should have been removed from your computer and internet browser. If you have any question or problem, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Option 2 Remove Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect manually

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Ominent toolbar through Control Panel

 

Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect often come bundled with other applications, so you need uninstall not only Ominent toolbar but also other suspicious programs that installed around the time your computer is infected by Ominent toolbar or Search.ominent.com redirect.

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Ominent toolbar and related malicious programs

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Ominent toolbar and related malicious programs

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Ominent toolbar and related malicious programs

Ominent toolbar-uninstall

 

 

Step 2 Remove residual damages from your internet browser

 

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://search.ominent.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

IE-homepage set

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Ominent toolbar → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

 

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click Ominent (search.ominent.com) → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

 

That’s all for the removal of Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
1. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

2. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate Ominent (search.ominent.com) → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox search engine setting

 

3. To remove Add-ons: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove Ominent toolbar  

Switch to Plugins tab → locate any suspicious plugin → Click on Disable button

 

That’s all for the removal of Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect virus, if you have only Internet Explorer and/or Firefox on your computer.

Next—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

 
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://search.ominent.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

Chrome-startup page

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

Chrome-homepage setting

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove Ominent from the list by clicking the recycle bin

Chrome-search engine setting

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → locate Ominent or any other suspicious extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

 

Now, Ominent toolbar and search.ominent.com redirect should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encountered any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Recommended—Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

 

Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Boost button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home

 

3. Click on Clean button when scan finished.

CSB-clean

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Ominent toolbar and Search.ominent.com redirect sneak into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Browser hijackers like Search.ominent.com may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)

 

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