Do you know what OMGApp is?
OMGApp is an adware application whose presence you will definitely notice once it activates itself. Whichever popular browser you use, this adware will display annoying third-party commercial advertisements and also connect to the Internet without your permission. If the OMGApp adware entered your system, it may mean your security application is not updated or you have none at all. If you have OMGApp on your system, it may not be enough to remove only that, you should also run a full system scan for other potentially harmful programs and delete all of them.
OMGApp is just another newborn clone of the Multiplug family. Hundreds of identical adware applications are based on the same JustPlugIt browser extension platform and new ones are released almost every day. Thus this application is no surprise to our research team since it is identical to other recent clones such as EbookBrowse and DiscountExt.
You may wonder how the OMGApp adware application entered your computer? Most probably you do not remember either downloading or installing it. The reason is simple. There is no official and any other website where you could download it directly from. Just like all other adware, OMGApp also comes bundled with other potentially unwanted programs via third-party installers such as InstallRex, Amonetize, and Vittalia. One way to accidentally download such bundles is visiting torrent or other file sharing websites. It is enough to click on one of the fake or corrupt download buttons and you might end up with some nasty infections or unwanted programs on your PC. Therefore, you should remove OMGApp from your PC right now, if you do not want to risk landing on an unreliable third-party website that might lead to malware infection. Luckily for you it is quite easy to delete this application if you follow our step-by-step removal instructions below.
If you are infected with OMGApp you may also find Websearch.goodforsearch.info or mystartsearch.com as the new home page and search provider in your browsers. These are the browser hijackers that are often bundled with OMGApp. According to our security experts you should delete the unwanted applications together with OMGApp immediately. We have already covered these hijackers on our website, so if you wish to learn how to remove them, please use our search box at the top. These browser hijackers will not only modify your browser settings but you also might be redirected to suspicious or malicious websites. If you take your virtual security seriously, you need to make sure you never land on such pages.
Like all other adware, OMGApp also employs the pay-per-click system to generate revenue for its developers. It also means that these ads may redirect you to certain third-party websites to increase traffic. The adware makes use of tracking cookies and also checks your searches and online behavior in order to customize its advertisements for you. The aim is to lure you to click on an offer that you could not say no to. But once you do so you are risking your system security since you might be redirected to an infected third-party website that could further harm your PC. You should always try to avoid these websites and the related potential threats at all costs.
While you can manually delete OMGApp from your system and browsers using our removal guide below, there remains the possibility of your computer still being infected with other malware and unwanted applications. These have to be detected and removed as well. We would strongly advise you to implement reliable anti-spyware software to guard your PC from malicious attacks at all times.
Remove OMGApp from your PC
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Identify the unwanted application, select it and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Navigate to the bottom-left corner and click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel from the menu.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Identify and then select the unwanted application and click Remove.
- Tap the Win + X shortcut.
- Select Control Panel from the menu and click Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove OMGApp from your browsers
- Open your browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Select Extensions.
- Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extension.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Tools and then click Extensions.
- Find OMGApp, select it, and click the recycle bin button on the right.
- Click the Remove button.
In non-techie terms:
OMGApp is an advertising-supported program that will display annoying ads (banners, pop-ups, etc.) which may distract you in your browsing experience. It may also come with other unwanted programs which can modify your browser settings and expose you to potentially harmful websites. Therefore, our security experts recommend that you remove all these unwanted applications together with OMGApp as soon as possible. If you have problems deleting them, please try the alternative removal instructions right below. In order to keep your PC protected at all times you should consider implementing a trustworthy antispyware tool.