OzipCompression(.)com is a site spreading a browser hijacker. The company that has developed it is Zoekyu Technology, which is situated in Hong Kong. You can see a direct download button for the software on the hijacker’s main website page. The hijacker could change the homepage, search engine and new tab of all browsers. An extension or a toolbar might be set in the browsers. To remove the browser hijacker, you should read this article to the end.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The browsers on your PC can have their settings changes, for example – the homepage, search engine and new tab.|
|Symptoms||You can get redirects from your homepage while trying to browse, and it’s the same with the new tab. You can see ads in your browser caused by the hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Ozipcompression(.)com.|
Ozip Compression – Spread
Ozip.compression can be found inside third-party installation setups. The hijacker could install and take control over your browser software without you knowing. Bundled packs and freeware installers can install the hijacker on your PC. By default, such programs carry additional features for installation like more programs. To prevent unwanted components from getting inside your PC, you should search for Custom or Advanced settings so you can deselect the additional features.
The Ozip.compression hijacker might also be spread with advertisements, like pop-ups and banners, or by visiting suspicious sites, which might also have redirects. These sites are likely to be partnered in a way with the Search.OzipCompression(.)com website. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Ozip Compression – More Information
Search.OzipCompression(.)com is the search engine page of a browser hijacker called Ozip Compression. It is also popular by the name OZIP, and you can get redirected by it and see adverts. The Zoekyu Technology company is its developer and has a history with making other hijackers, like the YesSearches hijacker.
In the image above you can see the main page of the hijacker. If a program related to it is inside your computer machine, you will start seeing modifications to your browser preferences. The browser settings that are always changed are the homepage, new tab page, and the search engine. A toolbar might appear, too.
You could see a browser add-on or an extension associated with OZIP being set in your browser apps. Most extensions related to programs with hijacking capabilities come with bundle programs residing on your computer. Those extensions could redirect you to the Search.OzipCompression(.)com website others, and specifically if they are partnered with it.
Search.OzipCompression(.)com might redirect you to different sites. When used, the search engine can display various kinds of adverts or try to redirect you. The search engine is used as a filter for every search query you make. The hijacker can try to mislead you with targeted ads and sponsored content in the search results.
In the screenshot shown above, you see that the Ozip Compression search engine doesn’t show pictures as opposed to other browser hijackers and is filled with in-text ads and redirect links.
- Information sent from your browser
- Your web request
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address
- Your browser configuration
- The date and time of your request
- The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the referring and exiting Web sites
- Search terms you submit
- Links you click upon the results pages
Visiting the Search.OzipCompression(.)com site or using any related services will be like granting your consent for the collection of your personal information. Personal information about you will be disclosed to third parties if need be, according to the Policy. Cookies may also be used for the gathering of the information.
Remove Ozip Compression Completely from Your PC
To remove Search.OzipCompression(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal manual provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ozipcompression(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ozipcompression(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ozipcompression(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ozipcompression(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ozipcompression(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ozipcompression(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ozipcompression(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ozipcompression(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ozipcompression(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ozipcompression(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ozipcompression(.)com 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:
- 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”.
In case you cannot remove Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com 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 Ozipcompression(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Ozipcompression(.)com 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.