What is Onewebsearch.com (One Web Search Virus)?
Onewebsearch, referred to as the onewebsearch virus, or onewebsearch.com redirection virus is malware, categorized as a browser hijacker. Onewebsearch utilizes browser hijackers and black-hat techniques to infect a computer system and attach add-ons, extensions, and toolbars to popular internet browser without permission, which in turn causes internet browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to redirect to onewebsearch.com, search.onewebsearch.com, home.onewebsearch.com, start.onewebsearch.com, related web pages, and third party domain names.
The Onewebsearch virus hijacks internet browser settings, or in other words, changes the existing settings including the home page and provided (default) search engine causing browsers to start up on the onewebsearch.com search engine and onewebsearch.com results related web pages and causes internet searches to redirect to onewebsearch.com, etc.
Is Onewebsearch.com dangerous?
Yes, the onewebsearch.com virus and related browser hijackers are dangerous, considering ethics, and tactics used to entrap victims to their terms, which may include additional installment of unwanted software to the computer system and internet browsers.
The sign of a browser constantly or occasionally redirecting to onewebsearch.com and unwanted websites is often the sign of a third party infection, including adware, spyware, and Trojan horses used to collect information simply to display relative advertisements to gain an unethical revenue stream, or used by cyber criminals to infect a computer with malicious intent, which may include collecting sensitive information: stored passwords, browser history, computing history, credit card numbers, social security numbers, identification numbers, and more.
If your computer is infected with the onewebsearch.com virus, or symptoms relating to browser hijackers and third party malware, use the free instructions and options below to detect and remove malware, and repair your internet browser sttings.
How To Remove The Onewebsearch Virus
- Scan For And Remove Malware
- Search For And Uninstall Onewebsearch.com Program
- Search For And Remove Onewebsearch.com Attachment
- Remove Onewebsearch.com From Home Page
- Stop Onewebsearch.com Redirections
- System Restore (Troubleshoot)
1. Scan For And Remove Malware
Instructions: 1. Install Malwarebytes 2. Update the software 3. Perform full scan (Image).
Malwarebytes will automatically detect and remove malware from your computer system once the scan is initiated. Other suggestions are below.
If you do not wish to use software to remove the onewebsearch.com virus, please refer to the instructions and tips below.
2. How To Uninstall Onewebsearch.com Program
Use the directions below to completely uninstall onewebsearch.com and/or third-party programs affecting your browser and computer system.
1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs
3. Search for onewebsearch.com and Uninstall it by clicking the Uninstall button, or double clicking the program.
Also search for any suspicious software in the list of installed programs. Analyze any found suspicious titles and remove them if necessary.
3. How To Remove Onewebsearch.com Attachment
1. Click Tools and select Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A) or click Firefox in the top left corner and select Add-ons.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for onewebsearch.com and additional third party add-ons and remove them.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for onewebsearch.com and additional third party add-ons and remove them.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for onewebsearch.com and additional third party extensions. Remove the onewebsearch.com extension (and others) by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension/toolbar.
4. How To Remove Onewebsearch.com From Home Page
CCleaner ↔ Install
An alternative recommendation is to use a program such as CCleaner to repair all browser settings at once with productive accuracy.
1. Install CCleaner.
2. Navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
Manually Remove Onewebsearch.com From Home Page
In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove onewebsearch.com and replace it with your preferred URL.
In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove onewebsearch.com from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove onewebsearch.com from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
5. How To Stop Onewebsearch.com Redirections
CCleaner ↔ Install
1. Install CCleaner.
2. Navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
Manually Remove Onewebsearch.com Search Engine
In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to onewebsearch.com to remove it as your search engine. If onewebsearch.com is set as default add or select a new search engine and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove onewebsearch.com.
In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove onewebsearch.com from the list by highlighting the selection and clicking remove.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons and remove the onewebsearch.com search engine from the list.
6. System Restore
Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates.