How to Get Rid of Onlinefwd.com

Onlinefwd.com is a browser hijacker, which significantly slows down your PC. This application is associated with malicious programs such as hijackers, spyware and adware. Onlinefwd is often called a virus, although it is a misconception. When the computer is infected with this hijacker, your default homepage will be set to Onlinefwd.com. The purpose of this website is to display advertisements, although it is trying to disguise itself as a web page for music and movie lovers.

The browser hijacker is capable of collecting data concerning the browsing activities of the users such as search history. The collected information is used for displaying specific advertisements for each user. Furthermore, the private data could be sent to suspicious third parties. That is why you should delete this malware as soon as possible. Fortunately, using Google you can find numerous manuals about removing the hijacker which provide quick and simple solutions.

The users often notice that, alongside Onlinefwd infection, they are encountering an increased number of telemarketers, email spam or associations with scams. That happens because the team behind Onlinefwd and third-parties, which obtain information from them, use unethical methods when manipulating with the gathered data such as social engineering.

The Onlinefwd use typical tactics applied by many browser hijacker developers. It is often bundled with other software (usually freeware). The browser hijacker is presented as an optional install and due to the fact that most users don’t use the “custom installation” mode it is installed in the PC unnoticeably.

This is why users should always choose custom installation option, especially when they are installing software from a new developer or distributor. Furthermore, always install only trusted software. You can check the credibility of any developer or distributor by reading a couple of reviews on the internet. These precautions will prevent from such programs ending up in your PC.

Automatic Onlinefwd.com Removal

Step 1. In order to detect and remove Onlinefwd.com, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

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Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)

Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button

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Note: download size is 0.7 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version for 39.99 USD.

Manual Onlinefwd.com Removal

Important Note: Onlinefwd.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, Virus-Experts.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

Google Chrome

1. Fix Google Chrome startup pages.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In On startup click Set pages and remove Onlinefwd.com by clicking X symbol. After that, add your desired homepage.

Chrome Settings

2. Remove Onlinefwd.com from the homepage settings.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Appearance section click on Change. Remove the malicious homepage by clicking X symbol. Then you can add the desired homepage by entering its URL and hitting OK.

Chrome Settings 2

3. Remove Onlinefwd.com from the search engine list and set a one.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Search section click on Manage search engines.. button. Choose the legitimate default search engine as default by clicking Make default. Then remove the malicious search engine from the list.

Chrome Settings 3

4. Remove add-ons that are associated with malware

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Tools. Go to Extensions and delete all add-ons related to Onlinefwd.com from the list.

Internet Explorer

1. Remove Onlinefwd.com from homepage settings.

Click on Tools icon and choose Internet Options. In General tab replace the hijacked homepage with a desired URL like www.google.com. Then click Apply to complete the action.

IE Internet Options

2. Modify default search provider settings, also remove the malicious search provider.

Click on Tools icon and choose Manage Add-ons. In Search Providers section please choose to set a legitimate search provider as default by clicking Set as default button. Then remove the malicious search provider from the list.

IE Manage Add-ons

Mozilla Firefox

1. Remove Onlinefwd.com from homepage settings.

Go to Options > General tab. Replace the malicious homepage with a preferred URL and click OK.

Firefox Homepage

2. Perform “about:config” function to revert Firefox changed items.

Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter. Then accept the warning.

Firefox Warranty

Search for Onlinefwd.com in the search field. Then right-click on each founded item and select Reset.

Firefox About Config

3. Remove Onlinefwd.com from the search engines list.

Click on the current search engine icon and choose Manage Search Engines.. Select the malicious URL and click Remove, then hit OK to complete the action.

Delete malicious apps and directories

Review your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Onlinefwd.com. Then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Search for and delete any folder related to “Onlinefwd.com” if found in the following directories:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

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