- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
Omniboxes.com is a search engine that is used by a browser hijacker from a prominent hijacker family. If your default homepage gets changed to Omniboxes.com, you should not panic. It doesn’t mean that your computer has been taken over by cyber criminals. If you remove Omniboxes.com at once, you will be able to protect your system from potentially malicious exploitation. Hence, check the manual removal instructions below this description to restore your browser settings and get rid of this infection once and for all. When you are done, do not hesitate to invest in a licensed computer security application.
When you get infected with this browser hijacker, it modifies basic browser settings (like the default search engine and homepage) on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. What’s more, it seems that Omniboxes.com affects the Mozilla Firefox browser the most because the malicious installer our team tested also added Search Enginer and Fast Start extensions to the browser. Needless to say, additional unsolicited extensions only slow down your browser performances and consequently expose you to potentially corrupted content. Thus, if you want to avoid being monitored, you need to delete Omniboxes.com and everything related to it from your system.
According to our research, Omniboxes.com may be distributed with a variety of adware and freeware applications. For example, it might be bundled with Pro PC Cleaner, RocketTab, VuuPC, PC Speed Up, and many other unwanted applications. Our sample of this malicious infection was downloaded from girlquizijin.com, but there might be an entire list of third-party websites that promote and distribute Omniboxes.com. After all, all the previously released hijackers from the same group like MyStartSearch.com, Webssearches, Sweet-page, isearch.omiga-plus.com, and so on. None of these infections could have been downloaded directly. This means that browser hijackers from this group indulge in bundled download distribution system.
Consequently, we can see that Omniboxes.com doesn’t enter the target system surreptitiously. If a browser hijacker spreads in bundles, it means that the user is very important in this distribution scheme as well. In other words, if one didn’t initiate the freeware download, Omniboxes.com wouldn’t be able to access a particular computer.
Once the infection has taken place, the Omniboxes.com will employ tracking cookies to collect information on what websites you visit and what you usually search for online. As a result, you will be shown customized ads that should lure you into partner websites.
Your job is to avoid clicking anything provided by Omniboxes.com. You must protect your computer from harm by terminating this browser hijacker immediately. You can delete all the visible infection symptoms manually, but don’t forget that an automated malware removal tool would be your best choice because this way your computer would be protected against similar infections in the future.
How to delete Omniboxes.com
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Remove Omniboxes.com from the browser
Modify Target Line Settings