How to remove Ominent Toolbar virus

There is a virus presently bugging my computer and it is called Ominent Toolbar. It was not identified during the scan of superantispyware and avg antivirus. Right now, it sits on my Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. I was able to remove it from Firefox manually by deleting the add-on. On the two affected browsers, there is no extension to be removed.

Ominent Toolbar began attacking my computer after downloading Java Update. I just downloaded a fake one that causes this virus to penetrate the computer. As mentioned, computer is protected with antivirus program but it didn’t act in blocking Ominent Toolbar.

I am not sure if Ominent Toolbar just added itself on the browser without any other purpose. It is worthless and I need to remove it as soon as possible. But the question is how can I uninstall it from the PC?

Later on, I will try system restore and hope that it helps me bring back this computer to virus-free condition. I will update this post as soon as I finished doing other pending works I have.

1 Response

  1. abitnerd says:

    Uninstall Ominent Toolbar from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Ominent Toolbar or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove Ominent Toolbar on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for Ominent Toolbar entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    Here is Internet Explorer’s frequently asked question for your reference:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Internet-Explorer-add-ons-frequently-asked-questions

    How to Uninstall Ominent Toolbar in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see Ominent Toolbar from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    If you cannot delete the extension, you can simply disable it. See how to manage Google Chrome Extension from this page:
    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=187443

    How to Remove Ominent Toolbar in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove Ominent Toolbar from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.