How to remove Ossearch.online

By Chona Esjay | Posted on May 2, 2020 |

Ossearch.online is another web threat that was newly detected and is actively evolving on the internet. Typically, this kind of browser infection is mainly obtained from downloading a carrier from various online servers.Ordinary computer users will never assume that these setup files are the strategies of adware makers to spread Ossearch.online. After all, the threat is masked inside freeware stuff like utilities, games, creativity apps, or software update (fake). Other files that can spread the infection are various programs that aggressive advertisements are offering to their viewers.

Installing the freeware runs smoothly as any other legitimate apps. The installation of Ossearch.online runs in the background using a very discrete tactics to evade detection either from user or security program. After the unsolicited unloading of the adware, it directly attacks internet browser program and it aims on infecting popular ones like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. One of the most compelling actions by Ossearch.online is the alteration of browser settings. It overrides the default value on homepage and new tab window. In addition, the search tool on infected browser program will make use of the Ossearch.online that obviously lacks the function to provide accurate outcome. Adware developers fasten this fault by redirecting the final search results on legitimate search engine like Yahoo.

The promotion of Ossearch.online as browser enhancement tool that improves online surfing and search experience is a typical tune for older variants like Cosappzsearch.online, Pdfsearchos.com, and Supergamessearch.com. All of these adware claims to be a valuable browser extension in order to entice users to download and install them on the browser. Obviously, without the help of this deceitful technique, Ossearch.online may never end up on any internet browser application because it is unknown and has no proven worth in general.

Ossearch.online

Removing Ossearch.online is the only way to restore safety and security on the browser. Full guide to accomplish this task is reflected on the next section. Make sure to follow the guide in exact order to remove Ossearch.online completely.

Ossearch.online Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to Ossearch.online.

Remove Ossearch.online Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Chrome Extensions

3. Find Ossearch.online or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Uninstall Ossearch.online Extension from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox Extensions

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to Ossearch.online and remove it from the browser.

Remove Ossearch.online Add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of Ossearch.online from Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If Ossearch.online is still present on the IE browser, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on ‘Installed On‘ column.

Add-Remove Adware

7. Select Ossearch.online or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Ossearch.online on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Ossearch.online.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Ossearch.online.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Stage 3: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Lastly, we will scan the computer with a multi-function security program. This will inspect the computer for possible presence of virus, malware, rootkit, adware as well as unwanted homepage like Ossearch.online.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

sophos_exe

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed.

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Ossearch.online.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Ossearch.online and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

sophos-startscan

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Ossearch.online

Not all adware and PUP’s are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. On this instances, resetting the browser to default configuration is the only best solution. If Ossearch.online is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to reset the settings of affected browser program.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Ossearch.online

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. Type this strings in the address box: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down and expand Advanced settings area.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Cleanup section.

5. Click on Clean Up Computer. On next page, please click FIND to proceed.

Clean Up Computer

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find harmful software and remove it instantly. If unable to delete Ossearch.online, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. Just go back to previous page (Clean Up Computer) and reset the settings. See more details on this page.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If Mozilla Firefox is affected by Ossearch.online and procedures above were not helpful, we suggest that you carry out these steps. This process can fix the issue by restoring Firefox browser to default factory state. Most browser data will be affected but not bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. Extensions and other installed plug-ins maybe deleted by this function. Therefore, if you wish to remove specific extension only, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar: about:support

2. Browser will be directed to a page of Troubleshooting Information. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. Confirmation window will pop-up, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. The reset process will automatically close the browser and proceed with the restoration. Next, it will display a list of restored data. Ossearch.online should be gone by now. Click Finish to close the current window and open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox.

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