What is Search.ozipcompression.com?

Search.ozipcompression.com is search engine that is installed by potentially unwanted program called OZIP. OZIP is free zip-archiver with a simple interface and basic set of functions. It does not have any advantages in comparison to WinRAR or WinZIP or 7-zip programs. It was created, to distribute Search.ozipcompression.com hijacker and earn on user clicks on ads inside this search engine. Search.ozipcompression.com sets as default search engine and homepage and may also hijack browser shortcuts. Search queries are then redirected to css.infospace.com. Search results look like Google and even have Google ads implemented in similar fashion. However, don’t let this threat fool you. We strongly recommend you to remove Search.ozipcompression.com from browsers and uninstall OZIP program from Windows 10, 8, or 7.

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How Search.ozipcompression.com gets on your PC?

Search.ozipcompression.com, as we said, comes along with OZIP application. OZIP spreads using several methods. First of all it runs advertising campaign in Google search for users searching for free file compression program. Secondly, it installs in a bundle with other freeware tools like media players, file converters. Users often don’t remember installing such programs, because they run installer hidden from the user. Use Norton or Malwarebytes Ant-Malware to remove Search.ozipcompression.com and protect PC from bundled installations.

How to remove Search.ozipcompression.com from your computer?

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search.ozipcompression.com

Or uninstall Search.ozipcompression.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.ozipcompression.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find OZIP 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 OZIP, 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 OZIP 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 Search.ozipcompression.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.ozipcompression.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find OZIP.
  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 OZIP.
  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 OZIP.
  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 Search.ozipcompression.com:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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