What is Omniboxes.com?

Omniboxes.com – is annoying browser hijacker, which is designed by cyber criminals. It can be integrated into many internet browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. It replaces your default search engine by its own one. But be careful, Omniboxes.com is considered as potentially unwanted program. Why? Mainly because Omniboxes.com overrides search and homepage settings in all your browsers. It displays advertisements and sponsored links as true search results. Those advertisements may redirect user to poor websites. In addition, it can scan users browser history for targeting. It is recommended to remove Omniboxes.com from PC.

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How Omniboxes.com gets on your PC?

As hijacker, Omniboxes.com infects personal computers using different methods. The most popular method is “bundling”. Let me introduce, how it works. Malware binds itself to free software, which can be downloaded from “Freedownload” websites. If user installs this freeware, bound malware gets installed too. To prevent this, first of all, don’t download freeware from unknown sources. Download only licensed programs from official websites. Secondly, pay attention to every step of installation process of freeware. Choose Custom/Advanced setup settings to disable malware installation.

How to remove Omniboxes.com from your computer?

To uninstall Omniboxes.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Omniboxes.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Omniboxes.com.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Omniboxes.com

Or uninstall Omniboxes.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Omniboxes.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find omniboxes uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find omniboxes uninstall and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find omniboxes uninstall, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate omniboxes uninstall and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Omniboxes.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Omniboxes.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Omniboxes.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Omniboxes.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Omniboxes.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Omniboxes.com:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

UninstallManager.exe
468.json
469.json
475.json
476.json
539.json
547.json

Remove following folders

C:\users\{your username}\appdata\Roaming\omniboxes\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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