Onlinefwd.com comes to capture your Firefox without your consent? Want to eliminate this hijacker, but get bothered by removal guides provided online, because they are too complicated to follow? What’s the easiest way to permanently remove onlinefwd.com from Firefox? Check more in this article.
Onlinefwd.com Quick removal guide (Firefox):
Step 1: Repair Firefox browser settings.
Step 2: Check Windows Hosts file, and remove potential malicious entries.
Step 3: Clean out corrupt files, and fix registry errors left by onlinefwd.com with a system cleaner. (NEVER ignore! Or your computer may run into system DLL errors.)
a. Remove onlinefwd.com from the homepage.
Tools> Options> General> Replace http://onlinefwd.com/ with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.
b. Remove onlinefwd.com from opened new tabs.
Type about:config into the address bar> Press Enter> Accept the Warning> Search for browser.newtab.url in the search bar >Right click on the result and select Modify> Hit OK to apply the change.
c. Change the default search provider of Firefox.
Search for browser.search.defaultenginename instead of browser.newtab.url (as we did in step b.) in the search bar > Right click on the name and select Modify> Type Google (e.g.) in the box> Hit OK to complete the change.
d. Remove onlinefwd.com related add-ons.
Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions> Find and Remove unknown and suspicious add-ons.
There are chances that Windows Hosts file has been changed. Check and remove additional entries.
Go to: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
Go to Start> Run> Type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts in the search box, and press Enter> Open the hosts file with Notepad, and you should see below image.
For Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003, there should be only:
For Windows 7, there should be only:
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
For Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008, there should be only:
If you see more lines of code and IPs, delete them
This is to remove browser cookies, caches, corrupt files, and fix registry errors left by onlinefwd.com.
Very Important: It may take a long time for your browsers to load a page, and your computer may run into system DLL errors after the removal due to invalid registry entries, and corrupt ones remained in the system. You need to repair such errors, and clean out junk files to return your browsers back into normal.
a. Click here to download Cloud System Booster to fix the problem.
Extra Benefits in Cloud System Booster Toolbox Free Version:
+ Anvi RMA Booster (Release memory timely to help maintain a high-performance PC)
+ Anvi Uninstaller (Help you easily manage installed programs on your PC.)
b. Install the program, and click on Boost button to fix the problem.
c. Restart your computer.