What is Opti-page.com

Opti-page.com or Opti Page Search is malicious browser hijacker, that belongs to notorious Babylon Ltd., developer of Babylon Toolbar. It can infect both Mac and Windows computers and targets Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Opti-page.com overwrites default values of search engine and homepage settings. Users are redirected to http://www.opti-page.com and then to one of the following search engines: Yahoo.com, Bing.com, Yandex.ru, Google Custom Search or Opti-page.com itself, depending on users geolocation. Main page of this questionable website can be filled with ads “Powered by Taggy” and have sponsored links to third-party shopping sites. Opti-page.com has several identical mirror sites like bit-search.com only-search.com, max-start.com, golsearch.com, boxo-search.com and others. All of these dubious resources belong to the same network. We prepared handy guide, that will show how to remove Opti-page.com and restore browser settings in different browsers and operating systems.

How Opti-page.com infected your PC

As Opti-page.com is part of the Babylon network, they use other wide-spread hijackers, like Chumsearch.com to distribute each other. It can also be distributed via freeware installers “in a bundle”. If you suddenly see Opti-page.com in browsers, that means you got recently infected with some adware and you should inspect list of installed programs and extensions for presence of Opti Page Search, Babylon, NicePlayer, Chumsearch, MPlayerX, Search Pulse or any other unknown program. Regular antivirus are usually unable to detect, let alone remove potentially unwanted programs like Opti-page.com. That is why we recommend using SpyHunter 5 for removal in Windows and CleanMyMac to eliminate it in MacOS.

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

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To remove Opti-page.com completely we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files and folders of Opti-page.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser and MacOS.

Remove Opti-page.com manually for free

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

Note: Opti-page.com 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 Opti-page.com profile

    1. Go to System Preferences and click on Profiles.
    2. In the list of profiles on the left side choose AdminPrefs and click on “-” button to remove it.
    3. In your case it can be named differently, in this case remove all visible profiles. Check the picture below to see how it looks like.
    4. remove opti-page.com profile from system preferences

Remove Opti-page.com from Applications

Remove Opti-page.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Opti-page.com might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall Opti-page.com or Opti-page.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag Opti Page or Opti Page.app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall Opti-page.com

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

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

Remove Opti-page.com from Control Panel

To start removing Opti-page.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Opti-page.com”. 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.

Remove Opti-page.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Opti-page.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Opti-page.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Opti-page.com and click Uninstall.

Remove Opti-page.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 Opti-page.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Opti-page.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Opti-page.com 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 Opti-page.com 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 Opti-page.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Opti-page.com

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Opti-page.com 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 Opti-page.com 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 Opti-page.com.
  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 Opti-page.com.
  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 Opti-page.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Opti-page.com, 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 Opti-page.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Opti-page.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 Opti-page.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Opti-page.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab 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.

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 extensions with bad rating including related to Opti-page.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 Opti-page.com 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 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 Opti-page.com.

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