You may see OZIP promoted on some websites as a useful free compression application like 7Zip. It is not so do not be tempted to download it under any circumstances. OZIP is another browser hijacker which will cause havoc with your Internet browser whether you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or others.
Once you have OZIP installed on your computer it will change a number of settings in your Internet browser(s). The first thing that you will notice is that your default home page has changed. Manually changing this back is futile as the OZIP program will just change it again.
Your new home page will now be search.ozipcompression.com and as you can imagine this is a very different search engine to Google and Bing. The search results displayed by OZIP search are sponsored results and the creators of OZIP, Zoekyu Technology, receives revenue from these results.
The search functionality of your browser changes to OZIP search as well. Not only that but you are likely to experience a lot of ads that you don’t want and these will often appear when you are surfing legitimate web pages.
Some people that have OZIP on their computers have reported that they are automatically redirected from web pages that they want to visit to pages that OZIP want them to see. Obviously this is very frustrating and everything that OZIP does has the intention of making money for the creators and not providing you with a better browsing experience.
Some of the ads that OZIP serves up look very dubious and we would not recommend that you click on any of them because you never know if you will end up on a malicious website. OZIP takes no responsibility for the ads that it serves.
OZIP is a program that you have to install on your computer for it to operate properly. The people behind OZIP are very devious and will incentivize other software creators to bundle it in with their applications. OZIP is included with popular freeware and shareware.
You need to be careful what you install on your computer. When you install any freeware or shareware always choose the advanced or custom installation option. By doing this you will see what you are about to install. If OZIP is there then uncheck it so that you don’t install it.
You may not think that modifying the search function of your browser could pose a threat to your computer but it is the web pages that are behind these search results that are the potential risk. You do not want to end up on websites that can infect your computer with viruses or install other harmful malware do you?
If you have OZIP on your computer then get rid of it as fast as you can.
How to get rid of OZIP from your computer?
Download SpyHunter tool to get rid of OZIP completely
Or get rid of OZIP manually.
- Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
- Reset your Browser
Steps to Uninstall an App or Program in Window 10 Using Control Panel:
1.Click on the Start Menu and click on Setting
2.In the Setting Menu, click on the System
3.From the left side of screen click on Apps & Features
4.Now from the right side click on the App/Program you want to uninstall
5.Next, click on the Uninstall Button
6.A popup will come. Click again on Uninstall button in the popup
7.Click on Yes and your app is now uninstalled.
Reset Chrome in window
1.To reset Chrome, open the chrome browser and click on the Chrome menu button at the top right-hand corner of the window.
2.From the dropdown menu click on the setting as shown below. A new page will come.
3.Now scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Advance button as shown below.
4.Now Scroll down to the bottom of the page again and click on the reset button as shown in the image below.
5.A new pop up will come and click on Reset Button
6.You are done.
Step to Reset Microsoft Edge in window
1.Click on the Start Menu in the window 10 at the bottom right of the screen and click on settings
2.In the settings, click on the System from the left
3.In the settings, click on the System Apps and Features from the left
4.Now search for Microsoft Edge by scrolling down from right
5.Click on Microsoft Edge when found and Click on Advance Option
6.The following window will be open and Click on Reset button to reset the Microsoft Edge.
7.You are done.
Reset Mozilla Firefox in window
1.Open the Firefox browser
2.Click on the Menu Icon at the top right of the browser window.
3.Now select the Question Mark Icon at the bottom of the drop down menu.
4.Click on Troubleshooting Information in the new menu open.
5.Click on Reset Firefox button at the top right of the new Web page.
6.Finally, click on Reset Firefox in the confirmation pop-up window.
7.You are done.
Reset Internet Explorer in window
1.Right click on the Start button and click on Settings
2.Click on Network and Internet
3.In the new window see at the bottom and click on Internet Options as shown below.
4.A new window will open. In the new window first click on Advance and then click on Reset button.
5.If you want to reset Internet Explorer without deleting personal information, then click on Reset.
6.Click on close in new pop up and You are done.