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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

There is no doubt that is a search engine which could be used by a malicious browser hijacker. Even though at first the search engine may seem completely reliable and even useful, soon enough you should be able to realize that it cannot be trusted. Many computer users are familiar with the Omiga Plus desktop manager available from, and both the manager and the search engine are presented by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology. As research shows, the browser hijacker can be bundled with this application, as well as Desk 365 and SoftStud. Have you noticed any of these programs running on your operating Windows system? Then check the browsers to figure out whether you need to delete hijacker as well.

Have you heard of the Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Ltd before? It is the company which stands behind which is also used as a browser hijacker. Alongside the Omiga Plus search engine it produces advertisement-supported search results and can present you with unreliable advertisements. As our researchers have revealed, the clandestine hijacker can also modify the Properties of your web browser shortcuts, which is why every time you change your home page and search provider settings you discover that you were unsuccessful. This is a seriously clandestine trick that schemers have created to push you into using If you have checked the Privacy Policy represented through the search engine you should be aware that its developers “cannot guarantee that Personal Information will not be subjected to unauthorized access”, and so using the search engine is not what you need to do.

If you do not want to be rerouted to websites which could harbor malware or which could get you involved in various virtual schemes, you should remove from your browsers as soon as you possibly can. To delete this type of a browser hijacker you firstly need to reconfigure the Properties of your browser shortcuts. Once this is done you will have no issues changing your home page and search provider settings. If you are not sure as to how to perform the removal task – follow the steps provided below. Most importantly, you need to install a reliable, automatic malware detection and removal tool to have the computer scanned, additional infections deleted and the entire system safeguarded against potential schemers’ attacks in the future. Removal

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Click the General tab and locate the Home Page.
  3. Overwrite or delete the displayed URL and click OK.
  4. Click the search provider icon placed on the search box.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Move to On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Now overwrite or delete the default URL and click OK.
  4. Navigate to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. Repeat step 3 to get rid of the unwanted home button page.
  6. Locate Search and click Manage search engines.
  7. Delete the undesirable search provider by clicking the X mark on its URL. Click Done.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. From the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
  3. From the list on the left select Search Providers.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page and click OK. 
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  1. DM Mar 25, 2014

    It worked

  2. Abubakr Jun 6, 2014

    Not works for me

  3. Lathif Jun 13, 2014

    It takes 2hrs for downlaod,install, and scanning, it only fix treats when you purchase this software. 2 hrs of hard work in vain. thanks for wasting my time.

  4. Javier Jun 23, 2014

    Se tarda 2 horas para downlaod, instalar, y el escaneo, sólo fijar trata cuando usted compra este software. 2 horas de duro trabajo en vano. gracias por hacerme perder el tiempo.

  5. Alankar Jul 4, 2014

    Thanks you so much, it helped me to remove such a risky & irritating thing from my computer

  6. Emma Conchas Jul 5, 2014

    it says that spyhunter experienced a crash.. what shall i do with it? i am using chrome.

  7. - Jul 5, 2014

    Doesn't work (Chrome). It keeps coming back after I restart my pc.

  8. MissSophie Jul 7, 2014

    Ditto. Refuses to be removed.

  9. Miss Sophie Jul 7, 2014

    Link not accepted. Just Google it.

  10. Bob India Jul 7, 2014

    It worked for me. Hurray! :)

  11. hithe Jul 12, 2014

    not work for me

  12. Alekthend Jul 13, 2014

    Yay It Worked you wasted my time
    at looking on a scam
    1. I cant find the file aon_ar_omiga.exe
    2. Im bulgarian with bulgarian browser im not american...

  13. ravi Jul 16, 2014


  14. atul Jul 16, 2014

    hey it's a wastage of time

  15. Felix Jul 19, 2014

    did not work neither on Explorer nor Firefox. Will not buy any Spyware remover.I am sure I will succeed. No waste of time, but learning new skills. :-)

  16. Mata Jul 22, 2014

    Thank you so much!
    I followed the steps for Chrome and looked for unfamiliar software and got rid of it.
    Thanks again!

  17. Less Aug 7, 2014

    not worked for me

  18. Less Aug 7, 2014

    the best way to get rid of this sh*t is TrojanKiller -

  19. Mehdi Aug 9, 2014

    It will come back soon!

  20. sahil Aug 12, 2014

    to this link absolutely iserch and omaga pluse is deleted from ur crome and browser

  21. Marcus Bumpus Aug 26, 2014

    No comment

  22. tommo Aug 28, 2014

    bugger off

  23. Alessandro Aug 31, 2014

    still there on chrome

  24. NOSHIT Sep 15, 2014

    Just reset your browser and everything works smooth

  25. Manu Sep 17, 2014

    Following worked for me on windows 7...
    1.Right click on Firefox / Chrome shortcut icon.
    2. Click on Properties.
    3. In the Shortcut tab, check the Target value. it must be "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" for firefox and "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" for chrome, nothing else.
    4. Remove any extra link from their, hopefully it will work.

  26. Chandra Kant Jain Oct 3, 2014

    Not Work

  27. amy jo Oct 11, 2014

    did'nt work for me ..

  28. Mike Oct 14, 2014

    Followed steps for Chrome,didn't work.HOWEVER found a way that does ..... Go Into Regedit (Windows Key + R ,type in "regedit". Once you are in Regedit: Click EDIT - Find - Type in "omiga" Delete all entries . Keep searching until all omiga references are deleted .... Launch your browser.

  29. Sobak Ava Oct 15, 2014

    Manu is right.

    click PROPERTIES

    And Target should be
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" for firefox
    "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" for chrome.

    Omiga changes Shortcut's Target string too. You simply need to fix the shortcut after you completed steps above.

    It finally WORKED for me

  30. Arvind Nov 30, 2014

    Didn't work for me.. Tried a few manual fixes too. This tool worked out though: free and ads free.. I would recommend it if manual instructions are working out for you..

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  33. Mladen Dec 11, 2014

    It works.... Just remove extra parameters from browser shortcut.

  34. ImaGayFaggot Dec 15, 2014

    It worked, thanks for helping me :)

  35. Alison Dec 19, 2014

    This has helped me immensely! Thank you so much!

  36. amit Dec 20, 2014

    thanx it works

  37. vasegowda Dec 20, 2014

    recently I installed clipGrab sw to fetch video, along with it 360 tal security installed, I thought of removing it, but I scanned, automatically Omigaplus is removed, Thanks 360 and clipgrab

  38. lqm Dec 23, 2014


  39. ASHY Dec 27, 2014

    just go into control pannel, uninstall a program, serach by date (to find any similar progams on there from same incidence). Uninstall. Simples

  40. Fenton Dec 30, 2014

    I just followed ashy' steps, worked perfectly. Thanks

  41. Xantippe Jan 3, 2015

    Did NOT work!

  42. Alastair Jan 4, 2015

    After trying everything under the sun the instruction given above apperas to have worked. Many thanks. I was going bonkers with this one.

  43. arm squad Jan 4, 2015

    It worked...
    Follows the steps below:
    1.Right click on Google Chrome shortcut on taskbar and start...
    2.Click on the properties of that shorcut
    3.In the Shortcut tab, check the Target value. it must be"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" same as address on start in on properties...
    4.If the target is different from the start in address, change the the address same to start in address.
    5.Good luck..

  44. fred Jan 7, 2015

    thanks a bunch !

  45. fewfew Jan 8, 2015

    WHAT THE ***** ?! AT LEAST GIVE RIGHT INSTRUCTIONS. // Move to On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages. there is NOWHERE ON MY SCREEN I COULD CLICK WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

  46. jj Jan 10, 2015

    what a load of crap

  47. andrew Jan 11, 2015

    download adware removal tool, it fixes this ***** for free on all browsers.

  48. ana Jan 11, 2015

    didn't help me:(((

  49. Gaelle Jan 14, 2015

    Adware Removal Tool worked for me after i unsuccesfully tried all the other things proposed here (including regedit...) Thanks andrew.

  50. el Jan 14, 2015

    Or winzip?

  51. Mags Jan 16, 2015

    2 days now and it's still there on explorer and google chrome!

  52. john Jan 16, 2015

    download this to get rid of the john

  53. john Jan 16, 2015

    the bug altogether.

  54. john Jan 16, 2015

    get rid of it

  55. weasel Jan 19, 2015

    does anybody know of a free virus/adware that gets rid of it??

  56. jason Jan 23, 2015

    its not worked.....:(

  57. Victoria Jan 26, 2015

    Thanks Mike at Post 30. After an entire day of trying every option outlined here and elsewhere, the only thing that worked for me was the Windows R and regedit and deleting every mention individually. Keep going back to the file edit function and click next file till they run out. Good luck.

  58. sixpence Jan 27, 2015

    Nope. Didn't work.

  59. stefan666 Jan 30, 2015

    Adware Removal Tool v3.9 - done the job:)

  60. Mark Jan 30, 2015

    Mike suggestion at post 28 worked. Use regedit to remove it.

  61. Ajith Kumar Jan 31, 2015

    isearch removal not successful even after repeated attempts. After running Spy Hunter 4, the scan is arrested at 93% where search is in 'internet explorer\SearchScopes' of 'registry'. please help.

  62. shubham Feb 17, 2015

    i have a folder called XTab and thats not deleting

  63. becuse Feb 20, 2015

    it is not even free and also had this problem at 93% internet explorer\SearchScopes

  64. umar Feb 22, 2015

    Thanks Manu! It worked for me. It was really getting on my nerves.

  65. Neherin Feb 25, 2015

    Thanks Manu @ 29 no Comment
    It worked for me.

  66. luke Mar 2, 2015

    tried above didnot work.instead go to advanced setting, and click RESET FACTORY SETTINGS. Workrd for me

  67. Dykens Mar 6, 2015

    Not working for chrome explorer. Just wasting the time

  68. Why do you need to know Jul 3, 2015


  69. Cdg Aug 14, 2015

    Manu's worked. Thanks.

  70. daniel Nov 16, 2015

    in all honest opinion- i've tried every single "solution"of which worked. whyyyyyyy

  71. Shiv Kumar Jul 11, 2019

    Shiv Kumar Bhai

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