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What should we know about

Created by by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology, (can also be found as Omiga Plus) has been labeled as a questionable search engine, which may show up on your browser without downloading it. Typically, users agree to replace their default search engine or the start page to this suspicious search page when they download freeware to their computers without checking its installation process. In order to be sure that you are not downloading third party software to your computer, you have to be very attentive while installing freeware, shareware and similar programs. If you noticed on your computer, we don't recommend leaving it there because it mostly returns altered search results. That means it may be used for promoting suspicious websites that seek to increase their page rank or sales. In addition to redirects, this search engine may also cause unwanted alow downs and pop-up ads that may start interruptng each of your search sessions. Finally, you may not even know that such questionable search engines may start tracking your browsing habits and may collect such data as your email address, PC's location, PC's IP address, your mostly visited websites, data that you enter on each of them, etc. This should be the most important reason why would like to recommend you to avoid this search engine and continue using such well known sites as Google, Yahoo, Bing and similar search sites. If you have already noticed annoying pop-up ads, slow downs and similar issues on your PC, you should get rid of For that we highly recommend using ReimageIntego. redirects my searches. why and how to fix it?

We have already mentioned that can infiltrate computers in a bundle with other applications. As soon as it enters the system, it mostly occupies all web browsers that can be found on it. This search engine is still not compatible with Opera, but it can easily show up on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox browsers. As a result, may start blocking Google, Yahoo and other search engines, and may also display commercial pop-up notifications that promote related websites. In order to avoid unfair search results, redirections to unknown websites and continuous pop-up ads, we recommend avoiding virus. For that, you should start monitoring installation of the freeware. How can you do that? Here, the most important thing is to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware when downloading such software to the system. Also, pay attention to End User's License Agreement, Privacy Policy and similar information, which is given about the program because it may reveal whether you are dealing with a trustworthy program or not. In order to feel safer, you should rely only on Google, Yahoo and Bing. For eliminating this questionable search engine, please follow a guide below.

How to remove virus?

If you noticed redirects on each of your browsers, you should immediately scan your machine with any of these anti-malwares that are given in its automatic removal guide. You can also follow manual removal steps if you have some knowledge about computers and their structure. If you use many web browsers removing this virus will take some time and efforts. You will need to uninstall it from all the browsers one by one. Faster solution is paid and automated. Use the adaptive spyware removal programs listed below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove, follow these steps:

Eliminate from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Delete from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


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  1. jagmohan says:
    July 10th, 2014 at 7:14 am

    removal instructions

  2. morlaine says:
    July 14th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I found a way to correct this problem for me, plus I have a suggestion for the instructions above. In the section above for removing from Mozilla, Item number 6 should say that you will find the Troubleshooting Information in the Help Menu. I had a heck of a time finding it.

    Late last night, about 3am after spending about 5 hours trying to remove this POS, I was to the point of downloading Spy Hunter or one of the others listed above when I discovered something quite by accident. And in all the removal instructions Ive read, Ive never seen this suggestion so I thought Id pass it along. And maybe everyone but me knew to do this first but I hope it helps someone. I had even gone to the trouble of editing the Registry to remove all references to Omiga and that hadnt worked. I have a somewhat (being kind) unstable internet connection and sometimes I have to go into the Network and Sharing Center and click on the little blue Internet icon to open a new window. I did that last night and it opened a Firefox window, just like it was supposed to. I then went and looked at the Properties for the Firefox icon on the Taskbar and also in the Start Menu and both had been changed by Omiga. I changed the Properties in both places to refer to Firefox and the problem was solved. I hope this saves someone the hours of work I spent getting nowhere fast. Good luck.

  3. an says:
    July 25th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    This is brilliant, never thought to look for it there. It worked like a charm, thank you!

  4. Millie says:
    January 21st, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    THANKYOU! worked a treat after a very frustrating few hours! 🙂

  5. jj says:
    July 16th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Type about:config in firefox and remove any reference to Omiga Plus. This is on top of what has been mentioned above.

  6. Harsha says:
    July 20th, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Thank you… been of good help… removed the damn thing …

  7. Unni says:
    August 9th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Thanks. Removed the disturbing page. Very helpful advise.
    Thank you ones again.

  8. michael says:
    August 20th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    takes to long to reset in chrome

  9. Ikram says:
    August 27th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for the much informative post. But I feel still helpless as none of the methods suggested above came to my rescue. The Irony is that only my internet explorer is infected by omiga plus, but I cant find any references to it anywhere in the ie itself, be it the shortcut or program file. when I start ie, it opens the omigaplus homepage, I go to settings and change my homepage back to google, it works fine then. But when i restart my computer and open ie agin, omiga plus is there as the homepage. I dont know what to do..
    ANY HELP !!!! 🙁 🙁

  10. Kaz says:
    November 21st, 2014 at 9:20 am

    You helped me sovle a headache. Thank you very much.

  11. Daniel says:
    February 2nd, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks, its a very useful instruction.

  12. khuram says:
    February 12th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    i am using window8 .. chrome..i did every thing but its still there… i m also unable to uninstall google chrome.. help me some body 🙁

  13. neilc says:
    February 26th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Ive got omiga-plus stuck in my IE top left hand tool menu bar and all attempts to change it have failed.
    Ive found in the registry ive got isearch index content key in and I cant delete this ,this is why it keeps coming back.

    Ideas appreciated thanks.

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