Omiga-plus.exe Full Description and Removal Manual
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Omiga-plus.exe Full Description and Removal Manual

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Omiga Plus has been around for quite some time. The suspicious browser extension or add-on disguises as a useful application but it is actually considered a potentially unwanted program. Omiga Plus is now traced back to the omiga-plus.exe executable file that can be found attached to the task manager. Omiga-plus.exe may drop 13 more files. Once running on an unprotected system, the omiga-plus.exe package starts blocking widely used search engines – Google, Yahoo and Bing and interferes with user activities.

Update July 2019! What is Omiga Plus PUP? What does Omiga Plus PUP do? How to get rid of Omiga Plus?

SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in May 2015. But we gave it an update in July 2019.

Threat Summary

NameOmiga-plus.exe
Type Adware, PUP, Add-on
Short DescriptionEach browser application on your computer could get affected. The add-on can cause lot of advertisements.
SymptomsYou may witness a lot of redirects, scams, advertisements and even malicious content such as scareware trying to force you to buy a product you don’t actually need.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Omiga Plus PUP – Update July 2019

A domain associated with the Omiga Plus PUP is isearch.omiga-plus.com. Once you have this PUP installed on your system, your browser settings can be changed, as well as your default search engine. The latter can be set to isearch.omiga-plus.com. Keep in mind that using this custom search engine is not considered safe as it may display suspicious results or may only seek to collect information about your browsing.

Omiga-plus.exe Risk Evaluation and Contamination Path

The Omiga executable file is most likely compatible with preferred browsers such as Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Besides the system issues it causes, omiga-plus.exe also targets the browser’s settings to display unwanted advertisements. The user may want to be extra careful with any content traced back to the omiga executable. Clicking it causes potentially harmful browser redirects to suspicious websites that may be:

  • Employed for the execution of phishing campaigns. Phishing is directed at sensitive data collection and may be executed via websites built as data collection tools. Visiting suspicious domains, for instance, pornographic websites, increases the risk of phishing.
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    Also, be aware that Omiga-plus.exe is directly associated with OmigaPlus.PUP.

    Omiga-plus.exe can be triggered by downloading the OmigaPlus.PUP by its official websites. STF researchers remind that the PUP may seem useful to inexperienced users since it is promoted as a desktop optimization tool that shows and hides icons, creates grids for item organization and activities of the sort.

    Users should keep in mind that omiga-plus.exe may be downloaded alongside useful applications available on legitimate software pages. That is why some AV solutions may not detect OmigaPlus as a threat. It may have been bundled with PDF creators, file converters, media players.

    N.B.: Once installed on a system and attached to the browser, Isearch.omiga-plus.com may become the default search engine and homepage. The threat is not to be neglected since OmigaPlus’s developers have ensured the PUP’s compatibility with popular browsers (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox). Thus, a browser hijacker component is added to the description of omiga-plus.exe.

    Lastly, omiga-plus.exe being able to modify the browser’s settings is also found to add tracking cookies to the browsers mentioned above. Tracking cookies are also named session cookies and are reported to:

    • Collect PII (personally identifiable information) for the purposes of serving malicious advertisements and executing phishing attacks.
    • Analyze users’ online habits by gathering browsing histories and search queries.
    • Locate users via IP address detection, mostly for third party digital marketing reasons.

    Omiga-plus.exe Removal Options

    The most secure way to deal with the removal of omiga-plus.exe is via the installation of a trustworthy AV tool. Such a tool will not only detect and delete all threats but will further protect the system against the various types of malware lurking in the Web.

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    1. Remove/Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe

    1. Remove/Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe in Windows

    Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Omiga-plus.exe.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Omiga-plus.exe from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Omiga-plus.exe and click “Remove

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    After Omiga-plus.exe is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Omiga-plus.exe and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Omiga-plus.exe is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Omiga-plus.exe to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Omiga-plus.exe has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Omiga-plus.exe
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Omiga-plus.exe. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Omiga-plus.exe will be removed.

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