Do you know what Search.ozipcompression.com is?
Search.ozipcompression.com is a questionable search engine developed by Zoekyu Technology, Inc., who employs its own unreliable software called OZIP to promote it. Our researchers have classified this infection as a browser hijacker due to its capability to make certain changes in your browser settings. This hijacker only seems to affect Google Chrome browsers. But it is possible that the presence of this infection indicates that there are other threats as well. Therefore, you should not take this browser hijacker too lightly even if you prefer to use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera. You may have noticed changes in your browsers and annoying third-party banners and pop-ups while you are browsing the web. But your computer and Internet speed may also have slowed down. These are clear signs of multiple malware infections. The only way out of this mess is to delete Search.ozipcompression.com and all other threats you may find on your PC.
The suspicious software that may bring this search engine onto your computer can be downloaded from ozipcompression.com, the official webpage. As its name suggests, this is a file compressor application that claims to have the “best compression algorithm” and to be “30% faster than traditional compression software.” We highly doubt that this is true, but we are not here today to discuss this questionable application. When you install OZIP, you will be offered to opt out of the browser setting changes, which is indicated by a checkbox. Unfortunately, this is what users mostly overlook and click Next or Install hastily. That is why most people think that this browser hijacker has infiltrated their system without their permission. In all fairness, we must mention that these installers are designed to be misleading for exactly this purpose: To trick unsuspecting users into installing the whole package. But our experience shows that browser hijackers are rarely downloaded from official sources.Search.ozipcompression.com screenshot
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It is much more likely that you install this application through a freeware bundle. Before you download and install any program or tool, you should double-check them by running a quick web search on them. In this case, we recommend that you use the unique Chrome ID, which can be retrieved through the Google Chrome browser settings if you switch to developer mode by ticking the designated checkbox at the top of the page. So if you check, you will find Ggmokcfnebncoenahpbdcjpjbellpogc as the ID. If you Google this string, which looks like it is made up of random characters, you will find some results that tell you how and why you should remove Search.ozipcompression.com. This could greatly help you in deciding whether you should install this tool or not. We have no doubt that you should really delete Search.ozipcompression.com if you do not want to be exposed to potentially harmful web content.
You can download freeware bundles mainly if you click on compromised content. This usually means third-party advertisements, such as banners and pop-ups. It is possible that your computer was previously infected with adware and this infection generates a malicious ad that you happen to click on. On the other hand, you may land on an unfamiliar and suspicious file-sharing website and you can be presented such an ad that way. These pages are full of misleading advertisements. One click can drop a whole package of malicious programs, such as adware apps, browser hijackers as well as potentially unwanted programs. That is why you should be very careful with such websites and advertisements. If you are in doubt, you should definitely run a malware scanner to see clearly about the level of infection on your machine. But before you do so, you can remove Search.ozipcompression.com for sure.
This browser hijacker informs you only about the home page change that will occur in your Google Chrome browser if you leave the designated checkbox ticked. But our researchers have noticed that this hijacker may also modify the new tab page and the default search engine settings. When an application changes anything on your computer without your knowledge or consent, it is an illegal act and a privacy breach. This should not be tolerated if you are a security-minded computer user. The main issue with this browser hijacker is that it may spy on you and expose you to corrupt search results.
This search engine may collect information that concerns your online activities, including your search queries, how much time you spend on websites, what kinds of products you are interested in, and so on. This information may be shared with third parties. However, this could be misused in the wrong hands. Cyber criminals tend to exploit browser hijackers like Search.ozipcompression.com, in order to lure users onto their malicious websites to be able to scam them out of their money. You should not trust any of these search results because by clicking on them, you may end up on fake websites operated by crooks. If you do not want to fall prey to crooks, you should not hesitate to delete Search.ozipcompression.com right now.
If you want to do a proper job at cleaning your computer, you should start by uninstalling OZIP through Control Panel. Then, you can remove the extension through the settings of Google Chrome if this uninstall should fail to do so. Please use our guide below if you need assistance with these. Of course, there may be a number of other threats as well that you need to take care of if you want to use a secure computer. We suggest that you download and install a reliable anti-malware tool that will also protect your PC from all known malware infections. If you have any questions regarding the removal of Search.ozipcompression.com, please contact us by leaving a message below.
Remove Search.ozipcompression.com from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+Q and enter Uninstall a program. Press Enter.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Tap Win+R and enter control panel. Press OK.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
- Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Pick Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Remove.
Remove Search.ozipcompression.com from your browser
- Press Alt+F and go to More Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Locate the extension and click on the trash icon on the right.
- In the pop-up window, click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Search.ozipcompression.com may appear in your Google Chrome browser when you install the OZIP file compression software. This unreliable search engine can change your home page, new tab page, and search engine settings in your Chrome browser. Therefore, our researchers have labeled it as a browser hijacker. This infection may pose as a threat to your system security due to its potentially unreliable search results. It is possible that this hijacker manipulates the search results to include third-party ads and sponsored links. If you click on such content, you may be taken to malicious websites. It is quite possible that there are other malware infections on your computer that need your attention, too. We suggest that you use a professional malware removal application for a perfectly clean and secure PC.