Ominent Toolbar

Ominent Toolbar Description


The Ominent Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program designed by a company known for bundling legitimate browser updates with unnecessary additional software. Currently, the Ominent Toolbar’s functions aren’t harmful enough to warrants its classification as a true threat, but malware researchers still do consider removing an Ominent Toolbar with robust anti-malware tools to be best for the safety and performance of your computer. Until you do so, the symptoms of an Ominent Toolbar installation usually may include a range of minor but negative browser changes, including homepage hijacks and/or pop-ups.

When a Toolbar Decides Your Browser is Its Own Eminent Domain


The Ominent Toolbar is non-threatening, but undesirable software that exists to promote third parties, including a variety of advertising partners and websites. Because of its highly limited distribution and the general close-mouthed attitude of its Cyprus-based company, malware researchers have been unable to confirm all of the functions implemented by the Ominent Toolbar. However, like other PUPs, the Ominent Toolbar may be expected to use some or all of the following browser features, none of which are helpful to your PC:
  • Homepage hijacks that lock your default start page to an unwanted website.
  • Redirects from search engines and other sites.
  • Pop-up windows that launch unexpectedly.
  • Modified Web pages, including the addition of new text-based links or advertisement banners.

Although these changes don’t have any advantages for your browser, neither should they be considered anything more than a minor security problem, in most cases.
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Despite that, malware experts still would suggest avoiding any obvious signs of hostile content displayed through an Ominent Toolbar’s features, such as questionable software updates, system scanners or contests requiring personal information.

Omitting an Ominent Toolbar from Your Browser


WeDownload LTD, the company responsible for the Ominent Toolbar’s development and distribution, has remained furtive about their intentions and business model around this toolbar. Even if one is willing to ignore this suspicious behavior, malware researchers have confirmed recent cases of this company maintaining sites that use modified Firefox updates to distribute their products, which explicitly is not allowed by Firefox’s Mozilla company. Deleting the Ominent Toolbar, therefore, is a very obviously smart move for keeping your PC as safe as possible, and using anti-malware products to verify that all traces of an Ominent Toolbar have been eliminated is wise.

The prior involvement of software bundles in the history of the Ominent Toolbar’s company lends credibility to this being the likely method for the Ominent Toolbar’s distribution. If you have any doubt about whether or not a software update is safe, double-check your sources to make sure that you’re using a download link that’s authorized by the original company. Any other means of acquiring your updates may put your PC at risk for being attacked by threats, not to mention PUPs like the Ominent Toolbar.

Ominent Toolbar Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Ominent Toolbar? To safely & quickly detect Ominent Toolbar we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}esrv.ominentESrvcesrv.ominentESrvc.1ominent.ominentdskBnd.1ominent.ominentHlprominent.ominentHlpr.1SOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.ominentESrvcSOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.ominentESrvc.1SOFTWARE\Classes\ominent.ominentappCoreSOFTWARE\Classes\ominent.ominentappCore.1SOFTWARE\Classes\ominent.ominentdskBnd.1SOFTWARE\Classes\ominent.ominentHlprSOFTWARE\Classes\ominent.ominentHlpr.1SOFTWARE\Google\chrome\Extensions\pfbeipanohfeidpadabjjooclppdoghgSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {271FF4A7-3AA1-4DA8-B272-B10D2025C9D6}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {817F6EB1-1780-46C5-9225-6832A54AE708}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E4C0BD90-D03A-42AC-B401-3C0B1F5F3C46}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{271FF4A7-3AA1-4DA8-B272-B10D2025C9D6}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{817F6EB1-1780-46C5-9225-6832A54AE708}Software\ominentSoftware\weDownload Ltd\ominentSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\chrome\Extensions\pfbeipanohfeidpadabjjooclppdoghgSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E4C0BD90-D03A-42AC-B401-3C0B1F5F3C46}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ominentSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\weDownload Ltd\ominentHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}ominent
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {CEA3B088-98EF-4652-B9E9-B8F381F97EA2}{C6B531A9-67DB-4E22-9EFF-1AEA67A3B63A}{73A2011F-62EE-4C2D-9262-D3AD6634077F}{271FF4A7-3AA1-4DA8-B272-B10D2025C9D6}{5AA5AED7-F651-42D0-A2C2-3A0826F3FFC6}{E85FBE61-F4D4-4339-A591-C328F5715CBC}{E50700E4-FC19-4A33-BD05-DF1CEF647BE9}{E24727C0-4029-4891-851A-3F02E90F0724}{95B7F786-3E4D-4A85-B687-7D3F4DCC52E5}{83943129-C72F-44A0-AAB5-391A578715D0}{683C409F-0F9A-4190-B35B-5016F09A42CC}{5AC6E6A9-286F-48AC-BAA4-AF9F572874B7}{3A0DA31B-5223-4D15-8365-B6D19E883D21}{025566FC-07B2-4912-8DCD-FE2CD241C14F}{BA9CC100-5D52-45A2-A866-F2B68C9C2989}{9A246976-806F-4B2E-B3B9-A9A58F5685AA}
Posted: November 20, 2013 | By
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Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 19,477

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