What is Only-search.com?
Only-search.com is a browser hijacker that can enter your system and modify your browser settings without your permission. The program usually comes bundled with freeware, so if you have recently downloaded software from pages like softonic.com, cnet.com, brothersoft.com and others, that may be how you ended up with the hijacker.
Only-search.com may look like a normal webpage, but it will not present you with legitimate results as the main aim of the program is to promote certain websites. We do not recommend keeping it on your computer. If you want to delete Only-search.com right away you can skip to the last chapter.
How does Only-search.com work?
Only-search.com is set as your home page, new tab page and default search engine automatically. The website itself is similar to doko-search.com and looks quite normal. It has a search box, a couple of advertisements, search parameter buttons like Web, Images, Videos and a link to Top Sites. However, once you start using it you will notice that it is not reliable at all. Your search results will be altered to include sponsored links. Various banners, pop-ups, interstitial ads and other types of commercials will become a big part of your browsing. What is worse, these adverts can not be trusted. They may expose you to malware and other virtual scams. This is one of the main reasons why you should terminate Only-search.com.
As it has already been mentioned, Only-search.com comes bundled with other programs. It often travels with Delta toolbar, CleanerPro and other similar applications. If you want to avoid potentially unwanted programs you need to pay more attention during the freeware installation process. Usually you have two options to choose from: “regular” or “quick” installation and “advanced” or “custom”. You should always go for the second option. That way you will be able to deselect all unfamiliar programs from the list.
How to remove Only-search.com?
It may not be that easy to uninstall Only-search.com manually as the program creates malicious files that may prevent you from restoring your browser settings. That is why we recommend to implement a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your system, detect all components of Only-search.com and eliminate them completely. The software will also protect your computer from similar issues in the future. If, however, you are determined to remove Only-search.com manually you can use the instructions provided below. Simply removing applications the hijacker came bundled with does not guarantee that you will get rid of Only-search.com for good. If the program regenerates you should use the malware remover.
Edit the Target line
- Right-click on the browser shortcut
- Go to Properties and pick Shortcut tab
- Delete all text after “exe” in Target
- Click OK to save changes
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset.