Well crazy as it may seem to you and me but some people might actually like the fact that when they search in Google for their nearest pizza delivery company, their search results are redirected to another nameless search engine. However, please note that most of the results are misleading to say the least. You might be redirected to a fake Flash player update page or some nameless search page full with spammy and paid search results.
It's nothing new that such browser hijackers come bundled with adware and PUPs that offer you free stuff like emoticons. Whilst other people are not bothered by the trade off of being able to use free emoticons in exchange for constant exposure to adverts in their browser. And it's this ambiguous line between wanted and unwanted that makes it so much harder for your anti-virus software to detect a browser hijacker or a PUP and stop it in its tracks. When you get pop-up ads you can be sure for about one thing: your computer is infected. The good news is that onlinewebfind pop-ups are not 'real' malware. But they do appear for a reason and the it's more than obvious - certain adware or PUP is spying on your browsing activity.
As I said, onlinewebfind virus is usually bundled with freeware. It's very important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed and allow you to opt out of them. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Onlinewebfind pop-up removal instructions:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove Onlinewebfind related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- HD-Plus 3.5
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove onlinewebfind pop-ups from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove LyricsSay, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove onlinewebfind pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove LyricsSay, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove onlinewebfind pop-ups from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.