Ook.gg is a questionable website, and if you find it set as your default search engine, your computer is infected with a browser hijacker. It’s not a particularly dangerous infection, more annoying than anything because it will make unwanted changes to the browser’s settings.



It should first be mentioned that browser hijackers are not serious infections. So the Ook.gg Redirect will not cause harm to your computer directly. However, what hijackers do cause is annoyance.

When a browser hijacker installs, the first thing it does is change browser settings. That includes setting a different homepage/new tabs and changing the default search engine. In this case, the default search engine is set to Ook.gg. The point of doing all that is to make it easier to redirect users to sponsored websites. Redirecting users is the main goal of a browser hijacker.

When you do a search, whether through your address bar or via Ook.gg, you will be shown sponsored results. Those results will be inserted among legitimate ones. If you click on those results, you will be taken to all kinds of questionable sites. It’s worth mentioning that those sites will not necessarily be safe. You could be redirected to sites hosting malware or promoting various scams. Thus, we recommend you avoid interacting with results that have been altered by infections like browser hijackers and adware.

You should also know that while the hijacker is installed on your device, you will not be able to make changes to your browser’s settings. These changes can also affect all popular browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Lastly, we should mention that browser hijackers track users to some extent. They track what sites users visit, what they search for, the content they interact with, their IP address, etc. While it’s not particularly personal information, there’s no reason to put up with any kind of data collection from a program like browser hijacker. Especially because the collected information could also be shared with third parties.

The one good thing about browser hijackers is that they are very obvious, which means users will be able to remove them more quickly. As soon as you notice unauthorized changes to your browser, you should check your computer for an infection. You can use anti-virus software to remove Ook.gg Redirect from your computer but you can also do it manually as it’s not an overly complicated process.

How did a browser hijacker install on your computer?

In most cases, users install infections like browser hijackers via the software bundling method. Software bundling is a very convenient method of distribution for developers of unwanted programs because it basically allows their items to be installed without requiring explicit permission.

The way software bundling works is programs like adware and browser hijackers can be added to freeware as extra offers. These offers, while technically optional, are preselected to install alongside without explicit permission. They’re also hidden in settings users don’t usually use. This is why software bundling is a rather controversial installation method, and why programs that use it are often detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

The offers that come added to free programs are optional but they need to be manually deselected to stop their installation. Fortunately, that is easy to do. When installing a program, use Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. The installation window will always recommend using Default settings but if you do that, you will authorize all added offers to be installed alongside. This would fill your computer with junk very quickly. However, if you opt for Advanced settings, you will be able to review what has been added and deselect what you do not want.

As mentioned already, software bundling is a rather controversial installation method, so we don’t recommend installing any programs that use it.

Ook.gg Redirect removal

Browser hijackers are not dangerous infections, nor are they particularly complicated. You can remove Ook.gg Redirect both using anti-virus software and manually. We recommend Ook.gg Redirect removal using anti-virus software because the program would do everything for you. However, you can also use the below instructions to help you with manual Ook.gg Redirect removal.


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Step 1. Delete Ook.gg Redirect from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Ook.gg Redirect IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Ook.gg Redirect IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Ook.gg Redirect IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Ook.gg Redirect IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Ook.gg Redirect IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Ook.gg Redirect IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Ook.gg Redirect IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Ook.gg Redirect IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Ook.gg Redirect from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome extensions disable
    Ook.gg Redirect Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Ook.gg Redirect Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Ook.gg Redirect from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Ook.gg Redirect Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Ook.gg Redirect Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Ook.gg Redirect from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Ook.gg Redirect Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Ook.gg Redirect Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Ook.gg Redirect and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Ook.gg Redirect Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Ook.gg Redirect Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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