Are you seeing OnlineMusic Search redirect in the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer every time you open the browser? This means that your machine has become a victim of hijacker which can make changes to settings of all your typical browsers. Currently, this browser hijacker are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find freeware, download and install them on the system without proper attention to the fact that the browser hijacker infection can penetrate into the PC along with them.
If your computer has been infected by OnlineMusic Search hijacker you will be forced to use its own search provider. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show undesired and malicious advertisements created to trick you into buying certain questionable applications or products, provide search results that may redirect your browser to certain deceptive, misleading or malicious web-sites. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Also, adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the system together with OnlineMusic Search hijacker. It will insert lots of advertisements directly to the pages that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious applications. Moreover, the OnlineMusic Search browser hijacker has the ability to collect personal data which can be later sold to third parties.
The OnlineMusic Search browser hijacker commonly affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see the OnlineMusic Search unwanted web-page.
It is important, don’t use OnlineMusic Search web-page and do not click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more malicious or misleading pages. The best option is to use the guide posted below to clean your computer of hijacker, delete the OnlineMusic Search home page, and thereby revert back your previous homepage and search provider.
Remove OnlineMusic Search (removal instructions)
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your computer for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the guide below. The OnlineMusic Search browser hijacker removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus software are not created to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, which are free programs dedicated to scan for and get rid of malicious software like OnlineMusic Search hijacker. Run these utilities to ensure the hijacker is removed.
Remove OnlineMusic Search without any tools
Read this section to know how to manually get rid of the OnlineMusic Search hijacker. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such hijackers.
Remove OnlineMusic Search related software through the Control Panel of your PC
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this browser hijacker, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted programs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by OnlineMusic Search hijacker infection
When the browser hijacker infection is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will show an annoying web site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can rewrite it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown in the figure below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove OnlineMusic Search from Firefox
Resetting your FF is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to OnlineMusic Search web-site.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that alters web browser settings to replace your start page, new tab and search provider by default with OnlineMusic Search web site. After, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of OnlineMusic Search from Chrome
Use the Reset browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser hijacks like OnlineMusic Search.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove OnlineMusic Search redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as start page, newtab page and default search provider having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the IE, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker which redirects your browser to annoying OnlineMusic Search page, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like newtab page, start page and search provider by default to default state.
Scan your computer and remove OnlineMusic Search with free utilities
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted software and browser’s plugins which causes web-browser redirects to the OnlineMusic Search site should be deleted. If the problem with OnlineMusic Search browser hijacker is still remained, then we suggest to check your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free browser hijacker removal programs below.
Scan and free your PC system of OnlineMusic Search with Zemana
We recommend using the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) that are completely clean your PC system of the hijacker. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware on your computer from the link below.
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After downloading is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your machine for the browser hijacker infection which reroutes your web browser to undesired OnlineMusic Search web site. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
Once the scan get finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Next” button. The Zemana will begin to remove browser hijacker that cause a redirect to OnlineMusic Search site. After the clean up is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
Run Malwarebytes to remove OnlineMusic Search homepage
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once install is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the OnlineMusic Search browser hijacker and other web browser’s malicious add-ons. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan is done, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete browser hijacker that cause a redirect to OnlineMusic Search web-page. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains step-by-step instructions on how to delete browser hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Double-check for potentially unwanted programs with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete browser hijacker infection which developed to redirect your web browser to the OnlineMusic Search web site, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications and ad supported software from system (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby revert back browsers default settings (startpage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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When the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker infection that cause OnlineMusic Search web-page to appear. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show you the results as displayed on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of browser hijacker which redirects your web browser to unwanted OnlineMusic Search web page and add items to the Quarantine. Once disinfection is done, the tool may ask you to restart your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to block OnlineMusic Search redirect
Use ad-blocker program like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your personal computer security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- Download AdGuard program from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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- After the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup advertisements, sites such OnlineMusic Search, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Why has my homepage and search engine changed to OnlineMusic Search?
Once you have finished the steps shown above, your personal computer should be clean from this hijacker infection and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer display undesired OnlineMusic Search start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive OnlineMusic Search.