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.
Omiga-plus.exe General Description
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.
- 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.
Also, be aware that Omiga-plus.exe is directly associated with OmigaPlus.PUP.
Omiga-plus.exe Risk Evaluation and Contamination Path
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:
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.
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
For future reference, always choose the advanced installer option to avoid unwanted and suspicious downloads.