What is OnlineWorkSuite

OnlineWorkSuite is a browser extension embracing features of online editing. It installs a new search engine and homepage allowing users to work with PDFs, Word files, presentations, and other types of documents. To the casual eye, such capabilities can seem legitimate and even useful. However, OnlineWorkSuite might cause serious problems with privacy and PC performance. It is necessary to know that browser hijackers can spy on personal data and generate ads based on the user’s activity. You can also see the icon Powered by Zoho on your homepage, which is legitimate online accounting software. OnlineWorkSuite uses different services to address its capabilities as something trustworthy. In reality, you should know that it is nothing, but a Potentially Unwanted Program meant to earn money on inexperienced people. This is why deleting OnlineWorkSuite is obligatory for your own safety. To learn how to do this, please follow our tutorial below.

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How OnlineWorkSuite infected your computer

Usually, the way unwanted programs are spread is via third-party repacks advertised on the web. It is nothing new to the malware world. You can see them posted in abundance all over the web. Whenever users want to download a licensed piece for free, they search for the pirated or cracked version. Knowing this, cybercriminals bundle additional offers inside of the setups. As a result of users’ inexperience, unwanted software gets missed and installed on the systems. To prevent this, you should expand, find, and deselect extra programs inside of “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that are presented at some stage of the setup. Otherwise, you might become another victim bringing profit for the developers. To make sure you are protected from such threats in the future, read the instructions attached below.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove OnlineWorkSuite completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of OnlineWorkSuite and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

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To remove OnlineWorkSuite completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of OnlineWorkSuite and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite manually for free

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

Note: OnlineWorkSuite can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove OnlineWorkSuite from Control Panel

To start removing OnlineWorkSuite you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – for example, “OnlineWorkSuite”, “OnlineWorkSuite” or “OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. OnlineWorkSuite might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag OnlineWorkSuite from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and click Uninstall.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite 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 OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab, click Uninstall.

Remove OnlineWorkSuite from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall OnlineWorkSuite from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall OnlineWorkSuite

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 OnlineWorkSuite Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab

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

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall OnlineWorkSuite using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of OnlineWorkSuite. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag OnlineWorkSuite from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with OnlineWorkSuite.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find OnlineWorkSuite extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find OnlineWorkSuite add-on.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  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 OnlineWorkSuite extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all 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 OnlineWorkSuite from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling a program from Control Panel. To disable OnlineWorkSuite, 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 OnlineWorkSuite.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, OnlineWorkSuite 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 OnlineWorkSuite extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

OnlineWorkSuite installs a search engine (search.templatefindernowtab.com), that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

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.

How to block redirects and pop-ups from OnlineWorkSuite

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OnlineWorkSuite redirects, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting malicious websites, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “OnlineWorkSuite” are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

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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 OnlineWorkSuite 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 the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like OnlineWorkSuite.