Severity scale: (11 / 100)
Qone8.com is a useless search engine, which is similar to Portaldosites.com and Qou6.com. Just like these two search engines, this one can cause unrelated search results that redirect to unwanted websites. This is clearly done for monetization purpose only. Of course, among these illegal and potentially malicious sites you will also be capable to find authentic search results, but why take this risk when you can use a reputable search engine and feel safe that after clicking the search result you will be transferred to a normal site. Besides, Qone8.com can also appear as a start page, default search engine and new tab page without any permission asked. For that, scammers use browser hijackers that secretly infiltrate computers and then modify their settings. Please, stay away from those places that can infect your computer with this virus. If you think that you have been infected by Qone8.com redirect virus, follow the step-by-step guide given below and fix your computer..
WHY AM I REDIRECTED TO Qone8.com?
As we have mentioned, Qone8.com is promoted by browser hijacker, which can easily come inside its target computer if you fail to protect it properly. In order to do that, install anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and update them once in a while. Besides, avoid freeware and shareware, stop visiting illegal sites and do NOT open spam if you want to prevent infiltration of this virus. As soon as it gets inside the system, it modifies computer’s settings and alters new tab page, default search engine and start page. By doing that, it promotes Qone8.com. Please, be very careful when using this search engine because it can easily reroute you to malicious site. Its owners are not taking any responsibility for that. Please, use reputable search engines..
HOW TO REMOVE Qone8.com redirect virus?
Qone8.com redirect issue is caused by browser hijacker that should be eliminated from the system without wasting time. For that, we recommend using reputable security software that is mentioned in Automatic program's removal guide. In addition, you may also need to remove adware from Add/Remove Programs list and reset your browsers. This can be done using Manual Qone8.com removal guide:
Automatic Qone8.com Removal Guide
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Help Line to remove Qone8.com
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Qone8.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Qone8.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Qone8.com removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Qone8.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options → General.
Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
Click OK to save these changes.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Qone8.com removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Qone8.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Qone8.com removal.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Qone8.com:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR code for Qone8.com removal instructions:
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Qone8.com are really hard to remove on infected computer.
you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Qone8.com right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
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Information added: 2014-08-13 02:41:48
Information updated: 2014-08-13 02:41:48
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