What is isearch.omiga-plus.com

isearch.omiga-plus.com by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited. is wide-spread browser hijacker that originates from China, and can hijack in 3 major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). As a rule, isearch.omiga-plus.com replaces default search and homepage of all installed browsers to isearch.omiga-plus.com. And can hijack browsers shortcuts also. So, even if you remove it from Control Panel and extensions from browsers this page will still be opening every time you start your browser with a shortcut. OmigaPlus search uses its own engine, and may insert sponsored links into search results page. It is recommended to remove isearch.omiga-plus.com, and as it is not a simple task, here is removal tutorial.

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How isearch.omiga-plus.com infected your PC

isearch.omiga-plus.com can be offered as optional offer when you install free programs. Users often miss such offers, and developers use crafty methods to inform them (small fonts, vague wording). Installing isearch.omiga-plus.com is their way to earn “dinero”, because they earn on your clicks in this search engine results. It can be also distributed on software portals where you download those programs, on file hosting websites (files are wrapped in self-extracting archive with option to set omiga-plus search).

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Download Removal Tool

To remove isearch.omiga-plus.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of isearch.omiga-plus.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full isearch.omiga-plus.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of isearch.omiga-plus.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Control Panel

To start removing isearch.omiga-plus.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “omiga-plus uninstall” (with black and white icon) or just “Omiga Plus”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of isearch.omiga-plus.com hijacker are protected by program called XTab that is located in C:\Program Files\XTab. This program is not present in the list of installed programs, but you can uninstall it manually by going to this folder and running uninstall.exe file. Or you can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find omiga-plus uninstall or Omiga Plus.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find omiga-plus uninstall or Omiga Plus and click Uninstall.

Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find omiga-plus uninstall or Omiga Plus, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Omiga Plus

In some cases Omiga Plus won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Omiga Plus. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Omiga Plus folder and files. This happens, because process omigaplus.exe or service omigaplusSvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Omiga Plus in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Omiga Plus

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Omiga Plus from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Omiga Plus related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Omiga Plus extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Omiga Plus extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Omiga Plus from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Omiga Plus, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Omiga Plus.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, isearch.omiga-plus.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Omiga Plus extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

isearch.omiga-plus.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Omiga Plus files:


Omiga Plus folders:

C:\Program Files\Omiga Plus\
C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\omiga-plus

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including related to isearch.omiga-plus.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Omiga Plus may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like isearch.omiga-plus.com.

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