What is Qvo6 Virus

Sep 02

Do you know how to tell a potentially unwanted program apart from a real browser hijacker? The answer is simple – browser hijackers do not even let you know about the modifications they perform on your browser. Take Qvo6 Virus, for example. It is a staple example of a genuine browser hijacker, considering that it does even resists being removed from the infected computer. Therefore, I bet tons of users online get really frustrated when they see the line “remove Qvo6 Virus from your computer” over and over again, but no matter which instructions they follow, it just never seems to work.

To be honest, I thought that dealing with Qvo6 Virus is very simple too, until I was pointed out that this browser hijacker does a lot more than just changing your default home page or search engine. It actually gets deep into the system and even modifies the Internet settings to the point that should you click “Use Default” for the home page on your Internet options, it will automatically be set for Qvo6.com. Therefore, we can see that this malicious infection is a lot more annoying and dangerous than just your average (albeit intrusive) browser extension or plugin.

I guess it goes without saying that Qvo6 Virus does not need to your permission to enter your computer. Unfortunately, more often than not users install the hijacker on their computers themselves. How? Qvo6 Virus gets downloaded with freeware from third party websites. What does it mean? It means that you need to think twice before you download and install free of charge applications from unreliable sources. Otherwise your home page will be changed to Qvo6.com, and you will experience the same infection symptoms as the users who have been infected with Qone8.com, Delta-Homes, PortaldoSites and other similar browser hijackers.

Sometimes users do not really understand why browser hijackers are dangerous – after all, all they do is change your home page address. You don’t really need to use their search engine if you do not want to, right? Well, you may be correct to some extent, but do not forget that Qvo6 Virus can also generate a series of pop-up advertisements, and they can be just as dangerous as hacked search results that lead to associated websites. After all, Qvo6 Virus cannot guarantee that it reviews every single pop-up ad it displays (actually, it does not). It means that basically EVERYONE can embed their ads into Qvo6 Virus, as long as they know how to.

So what happens when you click on a pop-up ad displayed by Qvo6 Virus, and that ad redirects you to a corrupted website? That is right – you get infected with malware. It means that rather than being a dangerous computer threat by itself, Qvo6 Virus functions as a medium for malware distribution, and if you keep on ignoring this glitch (if we could call it like that) sooner or later your browser will experience a significant slowdown, and your computer may get infected with real viruses.

Here is where we approach the main point of this article – how to remove Qvo6 Virus. I can show you how to remove Qvo6 Virus and Qvo6.com from your browser, but it is only up to you whether you will remove it from your computer to the fullest.

Target Modification

Qvo6 Virus modifies certain browser settings that eventually retain Qvo6.com as your default search engine even if you reset the browser settings to default. These instructions will help you avoid that. The same instructions can be applied to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.

  1. Right-click your browser’s shortcut.
  2. Select Properties on the menu that appears.
  3. Open Shortcut tab.
  4. Locate Target line. Depending on your browser, there should be only the following text in the line:
    Internet Explorer – C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Mozilla Firefox – C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    Google Chrome – C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
  5. If you see anything else in the line, DELETE the text and click OK to save changes.

With that you basically ban Qvo6 Virus from coming back to your browser, and from there you need to reset your browser settings, or simply change your home page and default search engine, to delete Qvo6 Virus from the browser.

How to reset my browser to default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Wait for the reset to be complete and then click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and then navigate to Help.
  2. Press Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox on another tab.
  4. Press Reset Firefox again and then click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages, remove Qvo6.com and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new defaults search engine, delete Qvo6.com and click Done.

The problem with Qvo6 Virus is that manual removal may not be enough to remove everything related to browser hijacker from your computer. Therefore, if you want to make sure that your system is absolutely safe, you should scan your PC with a reliable computer security product.

Investing in a legitimate program would also guarantee that your system is protected against similar infections. Either way, it is your own choice what you do with your system and how to want to protect it, but do exercise caution whenever you browse the Internet, otherwise before long you will get something similar to Qvo6 Virus again.

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