Only-search.com infects your Internet Explorer when a browser hijacker that comes with freeware sets this redirect as your homepage or a search engine. It can be installed as Internet Explorer extension or browser helper object or just replace your search engine and homepage with different web pages used for promotion. So, if you want to remove Only-search.com from Internet Explorer, then you should remove these components and restore your favorite homepage and search engine.
Manual Only-search.com Removal
You have two options for removing Only-search.com from your Internet Explorer browser manually. The first one takes more steps. However, it allows you to save useful browser extensions, bookmarks, and your custom settings and preferences. The second option will force your web browser to return to its default conditions and remove every single addition made to Internet Explorer by you or someone else.
Automated Only-search.com Removal
The third option: Instead of resorting to manual operations needed for removing Only-search.com you can use SpyHunter’s Only-search.com Removal Tool and get free professional support that helps to make everything in a right way and fix problems. It also can protect your computer against malware.
This software will help you to get rid of other malware that might reside on your computer along with Only-search.com hijacker. Detailed information about infections found on your computer is free and very helpful for those who prefer to remove Only-search.com manually.
Important: Before you start to manually fix your Internet Explorer browser, you have to manually uninstall Only-search.com installed on your computer as a Windows application. Then use the following instructions for removing Only-search.com from your web browser.
Option 1. Remove Only-search.com from Internet Explorer
If you install and use Internet Explorer extensions or set important bookmarks, then use the first option because the second one will remove everything. It is better to reset your web browser only if you didn’t customise it yet, or if the first way didn’t help to remove Only-search.com.
Remove Only-search.com Extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer
- Find and click on “Tools” in the top menu
- Click “Manage add-ons” option
- Select “Toolbars and Extensions“
- Look for WSE_Only-search or other suspicious extension in the list
- Select this add-on and click on “Disable“
- Restart your web browser
Look at other extensions and remove any that you didn’t install. SpyHunter’s free scanner helps to make it easier because names are deceptive, and it is not easy to find out what is good and bad without professional help. However, if you do not have some important information stored in your Internet Explorer, the reset will work for you as well.
Replace Only-search.com with Your Preferred Search Engine
- Launch Internet Explorer and find “Tools” in the browser menu
- Click on “Internet Options“
- Open “General” tab and find “Change search defaults“
- Click on “Settings” button.
- Select your preferred search provider and click “Set as default” button
- Remove Only-search.com from the list of providers
- Restart your browser
Replace Only-search.com with Your Preferred Homepage Address
- Launch Internet Explorer and click on “gear” icon to open browser menu
- Click on “Internet Options” in the menu list
- In the “General” tab find “Home page” and remove Only-search.com from the input box
- Enter you preferred website address, or leave it blank
Option 2. Remove Only-search.com by Running Reset for Internet Explorer
Warning! Use reset only if you didn’t customise your web browser and didn’t install Internet Explorer extensions. Otherwise, you will loose needed things like passwords that are saved for you and cookies for membership in some of your favorite websites. However if you still have problems after you remove Only-search.com, then reset might help to remove stubborn unwanted stuff from your Internet Explorer and save your time.
Reset Internet Explorer to remove Only-search.com
- Start Internet Explorer
- Click “Settings” (“wrench” icon) in the right top corner
- Click “Internet Options“
- Click on tab “Advanced“
- Find “Reset” button and click it
- Enable the option “Delete personal Settings“
- Click “Reset” button
- Restart your browser
Make sure that you uninstalled Only-search.com program and remove temporary internet files
Important: Quite often commercial toolbars are accompanied by adware installed in your Internet Explorer. It is also possible that cyber criminals use bundling for deception and spreading malware. So, your computer might be infected with more viruses, and Only-search.com is just one of threats that reside on your computer.
It is a good idea to download a free anti-malware scanner and let it scan your computer for other malicious and generally unwanted commercial programs. Then you will know what else you need to remove. This security software provides you with detailed information helpful for manual malware removal and offers many various options for system protection. As compared to your antivirus, it is extended to protect your computer against legitimate commercial products similar to Only-search.com.