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Onekcash is a browser hijacking piece of software which can show unwanted ads in your web browser and redirect you to different sites without your approval. In order to promote its ads more effectively, Onekcash can install different helper components inside the system’s default browser.
The Onekcash Scam
The Onekcash scam can integrate with common browsers like Chrome, Edge and Firefox, but other web browsers can also become a target of this program and have their settings changed without notice. This is because the Onekcash scam operates as a browser hijacker and is programmed to make browser modifications in order to facilitate the promotion of different ads, banners, pop-ups and sponsored web links during the users’ web browsing sessions.
If you are on this page, you are probably not only annoyed by the enormous amount of advertisements and redirect prompts that constantly show up on your screen, but also by the unauthorized changes that Onekcash com has imposed to your browser’s homepage and the default search engine. Fortunately, these changes aren’t fatal for the operation of your computer and can be removed with the help of certain instructions or a professional removal tool like the one that you will find below.
But if you don’t do something about them, they can be unsafe in the long run. This is because the randomly displayed ads, pop-ups, banners and redirect links provided by Onekcash are typically one of the most common methods of distribution for infections such as Ransomware, Trojans and other viruses. You can easily get infected by malware of this kind if you happen to click on such an ad and it turns out to be misdealing or infected. Therefore, on this page we will show you how to permanently remove these ads and how to uninstall their source.
The Onekcash Virus
The good news is that the Onekcash virus that stands behind the ad-generating activity is not a serious online infection but a browser hijacker which is, basically, an online advertisement program that does not usually pose a safety risk for the computer in which it operates. The Onekcash virus is responsible for the display of various aggressive advertisements on the user’s screen and some potentially unwanted modifications to their web browser.
Please follow all the steps below in orderto remove Onekcash!
How to remove Onekcash
First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Onekcash in the programs list that would show up.
Select Onekcash from the list and click on Uninstall.
Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Onekcash.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Onekcash.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Onekcash from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Onekcash extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Onekcash and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Onekcash by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by ” Onekcash” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Onekcash
Open task manager
Look for the Onekcash process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Onekcash
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a ” Onekcash” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Onekcash
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Onekcash in there
Uninstall Onekcash from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Onekcash-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Onekcash in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
For example, browser hijackers like Onekcash, Fast Captcha, iStart Search Bar may introduce a new search engine to your browser which is programmed to show mostly sponsored search results and pay-per-click advertisements as the top of the page. In addition to that, the program may try to promote a specific website by replacing your homepage address with its address so that every time you open a blank tab, that URL will automatically be loaded. Additional toolbars and buttons may also be installed inside the hijacked browser and some of them may even look attractive and helpful. However, clicking on them may often redirect you to unfamiliar or sketchy web pages and may expose you to even more pop-up messages, banner ads and promotions on your screen. And given the likelihood that a malicious virus (such as ransomware or a Trojan) may hide inside some of these messages it is best to avoid the danger by not clicking on anything. Security experts even advise to uninstall the browser hijacker that displays these ads and makes modifications to your browser as this is the most effective way to prevent a close encounter with different online hazards.
About the author
Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.