Qvo6.com hijacks your web home page to be annoying? This article describes about Qvo6 and how to get rid of this browser hijacker step by step. Read for more.
What is Qvo6.com?
Qvo6.com is a browser hijacker that comes bundled with certain free downloads. It is not strictly a virus but a browser hijacker because it does show some malicious traits like replacing the default search provider and the homepage without the user’s permission. Besides, many users have been complaining about the Qvo6.com still pops up even when they fix the homepage and search engine, and this is because the Qvo6.com also creates its shortcut to web browsers or even other non-web-browser-related programs.
The image of Qvo6.com page
Qvo6.com is a ads-supporting browser hijacker. It means to be profitable by mimic the reputable search provider like Yahoo and promote ads or attract traffics with blackhat SEO tactics. Considering all, it is potentially risky to let the Qvo6.com stay, let alone use it for web search.
Then, if you are among those users encounter the Qvo6 browser hijacker and think it annoying and risky, you may find below removal guide helpful for Qvo6 removal.
How to Remove Qvo6.com Redirect ( Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)
Step 1. Remove Related PUP from the Control Panel
Qvo6 often comes bundled with other PUP elements such as eSave Security Control, DProtect, New Tabs Uninstall, Desk 365, BrowserProtect or Omiga plus, etc. Thus if you not surely which it comes bundled, access to your computer control panel and check it out to remove.
Click Start button to navigate to Control Panel-> Uninstall-> Uninstall a Program for Windows 7
And then find out any unfamiliar programs that are newly installed and suspicious to remove it.
If you have any trouble to find the related PUP, you can use this tool Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated in Cloud System Booster (a system cleaner, below will be again used to remove the related cookies and junks left).
To use Anvi Uninstaller, firstly download the Cloud System Booster here: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Then install it and click on the Expert tab to locate Toolbox -> Anvi Uninstaller, and click Run.
Then you will get onto the Anvi Uninstaller, switch to Recently Installed tab, and conveniently find their any related PUP to the Qone8. Once you find it, locate it and click on Uninstall button to uninstall it. If any confirmation prompt comes up, click OK to proceed. And after the uninstall, this tool will also detect the left registry entries of the uninstalled program (which are junks and harmful for the system) to delete. Please note this function is only for users of Cloud System Booster users. So if you need it, conveniently buy the Cloud System Booster here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
Step 2. Remove Hidden Components of PUP or Qvo6 using Antimalware
Whenever you suspect a PUP installed, it is a good idea to use an antimalware like Anvi Smart Defender to perform a full scan. And here we use this tool for demonstration purpose.
Anvi Smart Defender download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
By doing this, the hidden components of the PUP, especially some with rootkits traits, would be removed. Surely no antimalware or antivirus will provide 100% protection, and thus it is wise to use another security tool when getting infected. Hope this tool would help on this Qvo6 browser hijacker infection for you.
Step 3. Remove related Add-on from Web Browser
Many PUP bundling browser hijacker would add its add-ons to the web browser. To convenient remove the related add-ons, especially in multiple browsers, you can freely use below tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar.
Anvi Slim Toolbar download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. First close all your opened web browsers. And then click on Manage button on the main screen to scan and search for any suspicious browser add-ons related to PUP or browser hijacker.
This tool can detect all browser add-ons in IE, Firefox and Chrome. If you multiple web browsers among the three, then it would be helpful and convenient to get rid of bad browser add-ons.
Please note this is a trial version for only 15 days free use. However, for the current issue of toolbars, it is enough to be helpful. However, if you really want it for longer use, you need to buy it here: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
Step 4. Remove Qvo6.com from IE/Firefox/Chrome
1. Reset homepage
On the opened window, switch to Settings as shown in below image and then under the On startup area, click Set pages
There will open a page as shown below. Locate the Qvo6 address and click X to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit.
Make sure remove the Qvo6 pages from the start page and homepage on both areas of On Startup and Appearance
2. Remove Search Engine
Still on the Chrome settings window, find the search area and click on manage search engine button.
Then you will open a window like below picture. Firstly you need to select another search engine like google.com as default and then locate the Qvo6 and click X to remove it.
Finally you can click Close button to exit.
3. Remove Qvo6 shortcut from Chrome
Like safe.v9.com, this Qvo6 browser hijacker also adds its shortcut to the Chrome properties. To fix this, you can back to the desktop and right click on the Chrome icon to navigate to Properties.
Then click it to access below window. Locate the Target text box, delete the Qvo6 URL part in the text box. That’s it.
Restart the Google Chrome to check. That’s all.
1. Reset homepage
Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.
Then there will open a window of Options as shown below, from where you need to locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
2. Repair search engine
In the opened Firefox window, find the search box and click the right place to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…
Click on the Qvo6 and then click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.
3. Remove Qvo6 shortcut from Firefox Properties
Back on the desktop to find the Firefox icon, right click it to navigate to Properties.
Locate the Target text box, delete the Qvo6 related URL there and click OK to save the change and exit.
Restart the Firefox to
To remove qvo6.com from IE, you can either manually remove related add-on, repair the homepage and search engine, and then delete the Qvo6 shortcut from the IE properties menu. However, you can also use here recommended tool-Anvi Browser Repair tool for automatic assistance.
Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Click Fix button on the main screen and then the browser issues in IE would be automatically fixed.
Step 5. Remove related cookies and harmful leftovers and Maintain System Performance
After the PUP uninstall, it is necessary to do a system cleaning since many leftovers and junk files jam there to degrade the system performance and even enables the PUP like this Qvo6 easier to come back. Again, the Cloud System Booster can help you conveniently clean those risky junk files and maintain the system performance.
Cloud System Booster Download: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install.
2. Click Settings icon on the main screen and then navigate to Boost tab → Cleaner → Privacy Cleaner, and then select the infected web browser which always pop up the dfs.pathdone.net. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.
3. Click OK and X to exit and then back on the home screen, click Boost button and remove the junks when the scan finished.
More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try.
This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html
Tips to Avoid PUP (Qvo6) Install
1. Antivirus/antimalware and firewall is generally effective to prevent majority of virus risks and if you also take caution and get your system well maintained, then the security will be boosted. Here recommends you the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender which providers positive protection against the PUP like Qone8 to start its process.
Anvi Smart Defender download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
2. Always be cautions when you download and install software from the Internet. Pay lose inspection to the install process in case of any bundled toolbar or PUP installed as well.
3. Always opt for custom install instead of automatic install.
4. Whatever, even if you get some annoying PUP install, generally it can be manually removed thoroughly with right method.
5. To boost the security and hinder the Qvo6.com or related ads pop up again, you may make full use of this Anvi Ad Blocker, which can help you better filter malicious websites and annoying ads when surfing online.
Not only this tool can help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this qvo6.com by adding the URL into its black list. See detailed instructions below:
Anvi Ad Blocker download link: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.
If any question in the Qone8 removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.