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Internet Explorer irritation

  1. #1


    Cape Town
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 professional

    Internet Explorer irritation


    Somehow when I downloaded a file, I must have omitted to un-tick a box. Now whenever I open Internet Explorer or Firefox or Google Chrome, it opens this site - "http://isearch.omiga-plus.com/?type=hp&ts=1403615505&from=sfpsnew1&uid=HitachiXHDS721050DLE630_MSK423Y227770G27770GX"
    I have tried to delete by changing my home page in the Tools, Options, etc., but to no avail. How can I delete all reference to this site. Help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Run ADWcleaner - see here fore details.

    Very Useful Protection Programs+Instructions
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  3. #3


    Cape Town
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 professional


    Grateful thanks. It worked.
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  4. #4


    unfortunately the site appears hacked.
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Run ADWcleaner - see here fore details.

    Very Useful Protection Programs+Instructions
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Irritated1 View Post
    unfortunately the site appears hacked.
    Why do you say that? I just downloaded again and the SHA matches and it works fine.

    Welcome to the forums btw
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  6. #6


    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Irritated1 View Post
    unfortunately the site appears hacked.
    Why do you say that? I just downloaded again and the SHA matches and it works fine.
    Welcome to the forums btw
    There is a fake version out there - Scammers Are Using a Fake Version of AdwCleaner to Trick People
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek;479162}There is a fake version out there - [URL="http://www.howtogeek.com/209654/scammers-are-using-a-fake-version-of-adwcleaner-to-trick-people/"
    Scammers Are Using a Fake Version of AdwCleaner to Trick People[/URL]
    The link above is to the correct version.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek;479162}There is a fake version out there - [URL="http://www.howtogeek.com/209654/scammers-are-using-a-fake-version-of-adwcleaner-to-trick-people/"
    Scammers Are Using a Fake Version of AdwCleaner to Trick People[/URL]
    The link above is to the correct version.

    Last week my Smart Screen Filter prevented an AdW Cleaner download on two occasions from the official site (ToolsLib).

    May have been a false positive or the site may have had problems at that time. Just tried again and everything is fine. But be wary of all freeware downloads.
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