How Do I Remove Omniboxes From Mozilla Firefox?

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Just today, I downloaded some software that installed omniboxes. I am unaware of what is this and just installed since the software is free but it has installed funny browser, and I know that this is some sort of a virus. I don't know how it passed on my three antivirus software (ESET, Windows Defender and Iobit). I scanned my computer system but it remains undetected. I also uninstalled from the Control Panel and removed all its traces but it's still there. I used other browsers but it also redirects to omniboxes. Is this a malware or any form? Are there anyone here who encountered the same? If so, can you tell me how did you manage to remove it from your system? I don't consider reformatting my computer. I'm sure there is a way to fix this. Please help!

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How Do I Remove Omniboxes From Mozilla Firefox?


Below are the steps to follow to remove virus from your browsers.

Option 1 – Use AdwCleaner and then remove any other traces from the Properties of your browsers

  1. Use AdwCleaner to scan your computer and all browsers for adware, malicious files, extensions and any registry keys that may have been infected with this virus.
  • Close all open programs and browsers.
  • Download AdwCleaner here
  • Once the program is downloaded, double-click on the program to open and run it (where you saved the downloaded program)
  • When AdwCleaner opens, click Scan to scan your computer and browsers for any adware and malicious files.

  • AdwCleaner will scan the Services folder, Folders, Files, Shortcuts, Registry, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome for any infected files.
  • Once the scan has complete, you can click on each of the tabs to see the adware that has been detected. To start cleaning the adware, click the Clean button.

  • You will get a message instructing you to save any open files or documents, as your computer will reboot.  Once everything has been saved, click the OK button to reboot your computer.


  • Once your computer has restarted, you will see a log file with all the adware that has been removed.  You can close this log file.
  1. Clean any shortcuts on Windows that have been infected with
  • Locate your browsers shortcuts either on your Desktop, or in the Taskbar or Start menu.
  • Right-click on these shortcuts and click on Properties
  • Open the Shortcut tab and look in the Target field.  You should only see the path to the browser’s .exe file – nothing else. E.g. of what you should see for each browser is listed below (If the following is present in the box, remove it:



Option 2 – Use Malwarebytes Anti-malware Removal Tool to clean your computer and browsers.

  1. Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware here
  2. Close all open programs and browsers.
  3. Once the program has finished downloading, double-click on the icon to install it.
  • Follow the Setup Wizard on-screen to install it.



  • Just keep following the on-screen instructions by clicking on the Next button.  Once the installation has completed, click on the Finished button.

  • To update the program, click on the Fix Now button.
  • Instead, you can just click on the tab named Scan > Threat Scan > Scan Now to start scanning your computer


  • If any updates are present, you will need to update the program first by clicking the Update Now button.

  • After the update is complete, MalwareBytes will start scanning your computer, as shown in the picture below:
  • Once the scan has finished, you will see a screen with all the malware infections that has been detected on your computer. To remove these infections, click Quarantine All > Apply Now
  • Reboot your computer



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