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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    Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

    1. Remove/Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe
    2. Restore the settings in your browser
    3. Remove Omiga-plus.exe automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    For future reference, always choose the advanced installer option to avoid unwanted and suspicious downloads.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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Method 4: Finding the decryption key while the cryptovirus sends it over a network via a sniffing tool.

Another way to decrypt the files is by using a Network Sniffer to get the encryption key, while files are encrypted on your system. A Network Sniffer is a program and/or device monitoring data traveling over a network, such as its internet traffic and internet packets. If you have a sniffer set before the attack happened you might get information about the decryption key. See how-to instructions below:

Instructions on How to Find Decryption Key for Files Encrypted By Ransowmare

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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