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How to Remove onewebsearch.com homepage from IE, Chrome, Firefox

How to Remove onewebsearch.com homepage

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Question

Somehow my home page has changed to onewebsearch.com, I thought that i had installed one of free cd / dvd burner software  after that my homepage got changed however now i have uninstalled that burner software but my home is still http://www.onewebsearch.com and when  tried to changed it to www.google.com from internet options, it seems like done but when i restart the computer it’s still there at my home page then i tried to find the program which is suspected so that we could uninstall that but i did not found any. what is www.onewebsearch.com why onewebsearch act seems like that, How do i stop onewebsearch, I would like to get rid of www.onewebsearch.com please help me to delete that. Remove onewebsearch.com

Remove onewebsearch

Remove onewebsearch.com

Solved Answer

Let’s describe about www.onewebsearch.com, it is a adware program which provides the advertisement to you throw www.onewebsearch.com it does set as your home page and it doesn’t remove it easily. In order to get rid of onewebsearch.com you have to remove onewebsearch.com  entries from registry  as well. Here is the proper guide to remove www.onewebsearch.com, please follow the below instructions to get rid of www.onewebsearch.com, redirect, hijack, stop advertisement of onewebsearch.

Steps

1. Uninstall www.onewebsearch.com from Control Panel

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel and go to Add/Remove Programs(XP) or Program and Features. Now find out the Onewebsearch entry then Right click on it and then click on uninstall.

2. To Remove www.onewebsearch.com in Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.onewebsearch.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Now Restart Internet explorer

Remove from registry

  • Click on Start and type Run and then type “REGEDIT” in the run box and then hit enter
  • In the registry editor go to Edit menu and then click on find option, you will get edit box to search any string to registry editor
  • Type in the find edit box “www.onewebsearch.com” and click on Find Next
  • The search result will highlighted that key which have the same string
  • Edit that key and change the “www.onewebsearch.com” string to “google.com
  • Use F3 key to find Next, Replace all them to “google.com”
  • Then Restart the internet explorer

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet explorer and then go the Tools menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar), you can also click on gear icon in IE9/IE10 then go to Internet option.
  • Once you clicked on Internet option you will get an internet option window.
  • Now you have to click on Advanced tab. then click on Restore Advance Setting button once and then click on RESET button
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation to get it done reset process, Tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button
  • Now you will appear a popup to complete all the talks, after completion you have to click on close button.

3. To Remove www.onewebsearch.com in Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.onewebsearch.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Advance Steps

  • In the Firefox type this command in the address bar “about:config” and then hit enter to open this page
  • After that you will get a page which is asking for permission to open config page that confirm that please use it carefully so please click on button named as “I’ll be carefully, I promise“.
  • Now you will a configuration page with search option on the top, so please type “onewebsearch” into search bar, you will get the result.
  • Replace all the string from “onewebsearch” to “google
    In the search result do double click on the all entries (related to Onewebsearc.com) one by one, and change them to “www.google.com”
  • You can Right click on found results one by one and choose RESET option.

Reset Firefox

  • Open “Troubleshooting information” page into Firefox.
  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information”, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option, It will take time to reset

 

4. To Remove Onewebsearch.com in Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on Settings icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), Under this menu find out and click on Settings after clicking on that you will appear a configuration page.
  • In the same configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on Set Pages, here you will appear the bunch of URL (Set pages), you have to delete all them and enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
  • In the same configuration page find out the option named as ‘Manage search engines’ click on that, then you will get a page as Default search engine settings, here you will get some bunch of search engines, first of all change your default search engine
  • Find out the google search engine and move your mouse pointer to their right side, here you will get 2 options.
  • 1. Make Default
  • 2. Close button “x” to delete the search engine.
  • Make default your google search engine, and delete all other than, one by one

Change Home page from preferences file

  • Change home page from “preferences” file , open this file in plain text format (notepad) and change these following entries to default stage.
  • Default value is:
    “homepage”: “http://www.google.com/”,
    “homepage_is_newtabpage”: true,

Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser
  • Now open this following path
    • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
    • Copy and Paste this following command in this Run box then hit Enter or OK
  • Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder please find a file named as “Preferences“ and now just need to rename this file from “Preferences“ to “Preferences_old“
  • Now Start your Google chrome.

 

5. To Remove www.onewebsearch.com Registry Entries with help of Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from your computer, please follow the steps.

1. Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner Download Link

2. Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe)

3. Then you will see a Adwcleaner program and you will 3 button in the bottom, Search, Delete, Uninstall
4. First please click on search (as shown in below screenshot)

adware cleaner

4. once you click on search it will take lot of time here, after that a notepad file will automatically open which is shows that the software found how many adwares. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware found

5. Now leave this notepad as it is and click on Delete button on the Adwcleaner program. (as shown in below screenshot)

How to delete adware6. Now after deletion process done, your computer will restart automatically. (as shown in below screenshot)

Clean computer from adware

7. After computer restarted a notepad automatically will appear which is shows you the report of adware deleted or failed. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware Deleted from your computer

8. Please close that notepad and run the adwcleaner once more and then now click on uninstall to uninstall Adwcleaner from your computer.

6. Scan your computer once with Malwarebytes.

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

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2. Update online Virus Defination

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3. Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

4. When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

5. After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

How to use malwarebytes

FAQ

Q. How do i get rid of onewebsearch ?
A. You are in the right page above you will get the solution.

Q. I had the same problem how to delete onewebsearch home page ?
A. Follow above instructions to get rid of this onewebsearch homepge completely.

Q.  Why my homepage set as onewebsearch ?
A. onewebsearch is a adware program, that’s why.

Q. Why it doesn’t allow me to change my homepage ?
A. There is the same answer agian. onewebsearch is a adware which is set as your homepage and act like a virus act.

Q. when i clicked on found searches it opens a different website, How do i solve it ?
A. This is the redirection of the webpages and search results. please follow above instructions carefully, Remove onewebsearch.com, you definitely fix that issue.

 

This post was last updated on:2013-07-12 | First Published:2013-07-02

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