Ozip Search hijacker. How to eliminate it?

Ozip Search hijacker may infect all widely used browsers today. However, in most of the cases the intrusion is related to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The hijacker would add its special extension into them. Whenever you start either of these browsers to get some beneficial information, you will instead see Ozip Search and search.ozipcompression.com as your home page.


Ozip Search
Ozip Search

Instead of any relevant data, you will be permanently redirected to random web pages, which may lead you to all kinds of dangerous places in the web. Our suggestion is that you do not tolerate this hijacker, since it may collect your personal information and the data about your search queries submitted through it. It is clear that it also performs the role of spyware in your computer.

Ozip Search is currently integrated with installers of some other free programs. Users who surf the web actively need to make sure they do not permit any hidden installations to occur in their computers. So, whenever you find some mp3 player or video codec you want to install, make sure you first check what else you might be suggested to make the part of your system. Finally, to get rid of this hijacker please follow the removal solution below.


Ozip Search automatic removal tool:

Ozip Search removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Ozip Search in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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