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.
|Type||Adware, PUP, Add-on|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your computer could get affected. The add-on can cause lot of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||You 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 Method||Freeware 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.
- 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Omiga-plus.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Omiga-plus.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Omiga-plus.exe from Internet Explorer.
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
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:
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.
How to Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Omiga-plus.exe
Step 2: Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Omiga-plus.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Omiga-plus.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Omiga-plus.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
In case you cannot remove Omiga-plus.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Omiga-plus.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Omiga-plus.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Omiga-plus.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Omiga-plus.exe will be removed.
Eliminate Omiga-plus.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.