About OriginalSearchManager

Detected by virus removal programs like Avast, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, AVG, Symantec as OriginalSearchManager, it is an adware program whose prime purpose is to show adverts on your screen. It isn’t classified as a harmful infection, compared to what else is out there. Nevertheless, dealing with adware is very aggravating. The major symptoms of adware include more advertisements when browsing, dubious redirects, and suspicious pop-ups. Adware is not exactly a harmful infection itself, but the ads it shows are another story. The adverts you are displayed aren’t regulated meaning all types of content, including tech-support scams, malware and bogus giveaways might be advertised. OriginalSearchManager

Generally, adware employs software bundling to infect devices. Free software usually comes with adware as an additional offer, which permits it to install alongside. The offers are not mandatory but the majority of users install them anyway, primarily because they uninformed of them. The following section of the article will explain how you can prevent these nonessential installations, so we recommend reading it carefully.

How is adware distributed

The bundling method is often used by adware because no one would install it otherwise. Popular free programs often come together with adware added as an extra offer, and it installs alongside when users install said freeware. Despite being optional, the added offers are hidden from users and pre-selected to install alongside, which makes this quite a questionable method of installation. Unless users are paying close attention to how they install free software, they will probably not see the offers, which permits them to install.

It isn’t difficult to stop the not wanted installations, as long as you pay attention to what you are doing. The most critical part is picking Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default when given the option. Once Advanced options make the concealed offers visible, all you need to do is uncheck them.

What does adware do

Compared to serious malware, adware is not exceptionally harmful, but it is not harmless either. Main browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox could be affected by this adware and start displaying more adverts than normal. Since advertisements made by adware could be harmful, it is strongly advised that you avoid interacting with any while adware is still present. There are certain ads that you should be on the lookout for in particular. Certain advertisements will claim that your computer has some kind of infection and that you need to call tech-support, that a supposedly crucial update has to be downloaded, or that you’ve won some kind of present. These adverts can lead to financial loss, malware infection, or your personal and financial data may be stolen.

Avast, Kaspersky, Symantec, Malwarebytes, AVG and other anti-virus programs identify the adware as OriginalSearchManager. Using anti-virus software to delete OriginalSearchManager would be simplest.

Ways to remove OriginalSearchManager

We highly advice using spyware removal software to erase OriginalSearchManager from the PC, particularly if you are not sure how to erase programs. OriginalSearchManager elimination may be possible but you might not see leftover files.


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Step 1. Uninstall OriginalSearchManager and related programs.

Remove OriginalSearchManager from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete OriginalSearchManager from Windows 8

Uninstall OriginalSearchManager from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall OriginalSearchManager from Windows 7

Delete OriginalSearchManager from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove OriginalSearchManager from Windows XP

Remove OriginalSearchManager from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for OriginalSearchManager or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

OriginalSearchManager removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete OriginalSearchManager from your browsers

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


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