Do you know what Search.ominent.com is?
Search.ominent.com is a website that is known to be a part of a browser hijacker infection. It is not extremely malicious, but unless you remove Search.ominent.com from your computer, eventually you might get exposed to a variety of computer threats that could seriously jeopardize your system and even steal your money. Search.ominent.com is bundled with a number of extensions so you need to be attentive what you download and where you download it from. Either way, scanning your PC with a licensed antimalware tool is the best way to make sure that you stay protected from harm.
It is highly unlikely that Search.ominent.com will be installed on your computer if you access its home page. The home page for Search.ominent.com can be accessed at ominent.com, but there is no download button and what is more – by accessing ominent.com, you can easily get redirected to team.itnt.ro/login?re_route=homepage. It means that instead of being distributed via official home page, the browser hijacker generally arrives bundled with freeware.
According to our security researchers, most of the time Search.ominent.com comes bundled with FunMoods applications and Tuvaro toolbar, both of which are considered potentially unwanted applications and must be removed from your computer as well.
When the browser hijacker gets installed on your PC, you will notice several changes to your browser. For one, your default home page and search engine will be set for Search.ominent.com. However, if you perform a web search via this hijacker, you will notice that it uses Blekko search engine to provide you with search query results. What is more, when the results are displayed, at least top 5 of them are advertisements related to your search query.
Needless to say, that apart from being annoying, commercial ads might also be dangerous, especially if the advertising network is exploited by malevolent third parties in attempt to promote their corrupted content. Hence, if you want to protect yourself from potential malware infections, you need to remove Search.ominent.com right now, and avoid downloading freeware from such websites as Softonic of Software informer.
Below you will find manual removal instructions on how to uninstall Search.ominent.com from your computer, and then restore your browser settings to default, but you should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, because there are bound to be other potentially unwanted programs in your system. Do not hesitate to acquire a reliable antimalware tool if necessary.
Manual Search.ominent.com Removal
- Move mouse cursor across your desktop to the bottom right corner.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Ominent.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Ominent.
- Open Start menu and go to Control panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Ominent.
Removing Search.ominent.com via Control Panel should be enough to delete the add-on and the search engine from Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers. For Mozilla Firefox, you need to remove the extension manually. To do that, simply follow these instructions.
How to Restore Mozilla Firefox
- Press Firefox button and go to Options.
- Click Restore to default button under General tab. Click OK.
- Click search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box.
- Select Manage search engines from drop-down menu.
- Remove Search.ominent.com from the list and click OK.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager will open.
- Disable and remove Ominent from Extensions. Restart your browser.
If you have any further questions, do leave a comment below.
In non-techie terms:
Search.ominent.com is a potentially dangerous application often classified as browser hijacker. It means that it modifies your browser settings in attempt to generate financial revenue to third parties. To avoid various potential threats, you are strongly advised to remove Search.ominent.com from your computer.