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Remove Qvo6 (Virus Removal Guide) - Jan 2021 update

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as, | Type: Browser hijacker

Qvo6 – a browser-hijacking app that can add its own hyperlink to Windows shortcuts and start menu

Qvo6 browser hijackerQvo6 - a browser-hijacking virus that changes the default engine to or

Questions about Qvo6

Qvo6, developed and released by Magic Forever Technology Limited, is a browser hijacker that can include its link ( to some shortcuts on your computer screen and even the Windows start menu. According to some users, the new search engine and homepage names it brings up are and after connecting to a Google Chrome account.[1] Once such alterings happen, the browser hijacker will be met on each hijacked web browser unless you take the Qvo6 uninstall process as your priority from the early start. Note that when this PUP has planted itself on your computer system and web browser application, you will have to perform search requests by the new engine. However, it seems that the browser-hijacking virus generates search results by using the original search engine – Google, so its supposed usefulness loses any type of meaning here.

Name Qvo6
Type Browser hijacker
Sub-type Potentially unwanted program
Engine and
Activities Browser altering, redirecting to affiliates, pushing advertising content
Promotion You can find this PUP in bundles of software, on third-party networks and services
Developer Magic Forever Technology Limited
Fix Use ReimageIntego to detect and fix any problems related to the browser hijacker

Qvo6 virus might present itself as a handy tool for browsing faster in popular networks and accessing wanted data easier. However, even though if the PUP will provide these features, there are not worth other annoying activities that will appear along with the installation and presence of this browser-hijacking application.

If you focus on the Qvo6 remove technique, suspicious activities should not bother you for a long time. However, if you postpone the elimination process, the browser hijacker will supposedly leave you irritated by the intense redirects to various affiliate networks and all the advertising activity that might be provoked for beneficial purposes.

Nevertheless, Qvo6 might collect browsing information details. This includes different types of data regarding your surfing habits and experience, e.g. commonly visited websites, browser type, IP address, etc. You can also read this type of statement in the Privacy Policy that was released by Magic Forever Technology Ltd.:

Each time you visit the Site,we collect the limited information that your browser makes available whenever you visit any website. This information includes: (a) your Internet Protocol (IP) address;(b) the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the Site;(c) your browser and platform type;(d) your browser language;and (e) the data in any undeleted “cookies” that your browser previously accepted from us.

As you can see from the text, Qvo6 might carry cookies that are inserted for data tracking purposes. Once browsing details are gathered by the developers, these people share such information together with other parties or use them for generating satisfying offers for users that relate to their search results and activities.

Qvo6 PUPQvo6 - a browser hijacker which can appear through third-party services such as video or file-converting tools

Qvo6 is quite a common threat spread out in the cybersphere. We have come to this opinion after reading many complaints throughout the Internet from different types of users. Some even said that the elimination process of this browser hijacker is difficult and that it had appeared while installing programs such as Calibri[2] which actually is a harmless e-book management tool.[3]

However, there is no difference from where the browser hijacker has come, you need to remove Qvo6 from your machine and browsers anyway. You can use some help by going through manual instructions that have been placed at the end of the article and are suitable for all kinds of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari, and Edge.

Besides, you can perform Qvo6 removal automatically. Actually, this process is much easier and requires less of your time, effort. Additionally, we offer to download and install software such as ReimageIntego to fix any issues that might be carried out by the browser-hijacking application and too difficult to take care of by hand.

Appearance of the annoying intruder: browser hijacker

Browser hijackers belong to the PUP (potentially unwanted program) category, so they are distributed silently not to capture the user's attention until ending on the computer and browser. One of the most popular delivery sources is bundled software. Packages of programs that can be downloaded from third-party sources often lack security and include additional products that are installed together. 

Qvo6 virus

Furthermore, you can end up with a browser-hijacking application on your computer system if you are a common user of various third-party services, for example, video or file converters that are provided by secondary parties. While converting a video clip, you might be asked if you wanted to change your search engine to a different one. Note that if you agree, browser-hijacking activities will begin.

According to experts from,[4] in order not to get annoyed by PUPs or have to face their symptoms, you need to take some actions against them even though there is no risk at the moment. You should follow these security measures if you want to prevent the appearance of browser hijackers and similar threats:

  1. Complete all of your downloads through reputable services. We suggest not visiting any free sources that are provided by third-parties and opting for the Custom mode instead of the Recommended one.
  2. Browse only on those pages which have full security. If you have entered some type of website and you are not sure about its protection level, you should close it immediately and never return back.
  3. Install reliable antivirus protection. Browse the Internet sphere for antimalware reviews and choose an expert-tested tool. Make sure that your antivirus is regularly updated and it will provide you with handy automatical protection.

Different removal possibilities for Qvo6 virus

Qvo6 virus is definitely not the type of a program you would want to encounter on your computer someday. However, due to the PUP's stealth delivery techniques, it can appear on any type of computer, including those using Windows and Mac OS X. Cleaning all possibly-infected locations in your OS is also a necessity.

You can successfully remove Qvo6 from your computer and web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge by completing the following manual guidelines. Just remember that here you will be on your own with no tool to help you, so all of your attention would be needed.

However, if you think of yourself as a low-skilled computer user or just have run into a lack of time, you can always choose reputable antimalware programs to lengthen the Qvo6 removal process. Besides, you can select a tool from our provided list that would help you to eliminate some problems that were brought by the browser hijacker.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Qvo6, follow these steps:

Erase Qvo6 from Windows systems

Delete unknown components, decline suspicious processes, and eliminate every single trace of the browser hijacker by completing these instructions:

To remove Qvo6 from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Qvo6 (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Qvo6 from Mac OS X system

You can easily clean Mac OSX by using our below-provided manual guide. These steps will show you how to disable all questionable tasks and get rid of unwanted content:

Remove Qvo6 from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Qvo6-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Qvo6, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Qvo6 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Qvo6-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Qvo6 from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Qvo6 and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Qvo6 removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Qvo6 from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Qvo6-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove Qvo6 from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Qvo6 and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Qvo6 did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Qvo6 removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Qvo6 from Google Chrome

If you have discovered any dubious-looking content in your Google Chrome browser, get rid of these components with the help of the guide:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Qvo6 by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like Qvo6 in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Qvo6-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Qvo6 removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase Qvo6 from Safari

Clean your Safari web browser from PUP-added extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons. You can do that by completing the following guidelines:

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Qvo6 and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Qvo6 registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

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  1. Nyra says:
    June 16th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    System restore is all i did to remove this annoying qvo6 thing…couldnt be bothered doing scans….it worked for me.

  2. Jeeva says:
    June 21st, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Really worked out…………thanks for the useful solution

  3. kumar says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 3:47 am

    irritating website

  4. Jean says:
    July 4th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    My Malwarebytes does NOT remove Qvo6 even in a full scan lasting nearly 3 hours. Avira also has NOT removed it. Why?

  5. trhtyhyt says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Its not working

  6. bidya says:
    July 31st, 2013 at 7:33 am

    my qvo6 not install pse help me my anti virus is guardian help me…

  7. Lakhan Singh says:
    August 6th, 2013 at 6:06 am

    thanx its working, am fed up with the Qvo6…………..thanx 1ce again

  8. Akram says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Really good advise…………thanks for the useful solution

  9. vivek says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    i followed yur instructions and removed it from target seetings of chrome and iexplorer……its not showing up in my browser anymore….but i m not sure if it is still tere in my system or got completely eliminated…..

  10. Jonathan says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    One thing I have noticed, “something” is running in the background as a message about “home page setting being blocked” every 30 seconds keeps appearing.

    What has really annoyed me is that I downloaded some software from a legitimate site, only to find my browser home pages etc. had been altered.

  11. Jonathan says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    me again… I would suggest following Nyra suggestion (Windows Restore). Restarting IE / Chrome & the page appeared again. Also, I noticed that Windows Security Essentials for spyware had been “tampered” with. And that damn message kept appearing.

    So, I have restored my system and rerun the windows update. Chrome & IE are working fine now.

  12. leon says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Thanks a lot . YOU ARE A BLESSING!

  13. Bana says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 6:26 am

    hi, i tried the instructions above but it still kept popping up on the internet explorer. i finally gave up and had to get a computer consultant remove it for me via remote access. he used combofix to delete the unwanted files. it took about 2 hours and cost me $60!!!!!!. try the steps listed above and if it still showing up or you are concerned it is lurking somewhere then download combofix and run the application.

  14. skitterkins says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 6:00 am

    thanks, I tried so much! I looked at everything event this didnt help, i found out I had to go into my google chrome file location and run it as administrator, then finally it went back to no that other shit.

  15. dj says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    the qvo6 extension are not shown in any of the browsers add-ones
    even not found in control panel for uninstall programme.
    not detected in Microsoft essential anti virus..
    what to do…
    please help

  16. samehere says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    same for me, i try everything they say on removing it but after i restart its there again, i completely removed my firefox reinstall my chrome and its working fine now dont know later =(

  17. M says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Just managed to finally get rid of Qvo6.
    follow all instruction in this article, uninstall any new programs on your computer that you do not recognize, and most off all, check EVERY shortcut to your browser, in the properties section under shortcut. Your target area should say “C:UsersuserAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” (for chrome example) nothing else, at all.
    You must individually check the target areas of each shortcut, every single one on your desktop and your taskbar.
    I missed the shortcut on my taskbar and was trying to solve this for hours.

  18. sss says:
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    very good idea .It worked well.right click chrome, properties,target- copy target to a notepad then edit and paste back to target thank you this tip.

  19. Anand says:
    January 17th, 2014 at 7:37 am

    ohh thanks mate. really struggeled for an hr ,doing all things,, Thnaks for the help

  20. yad says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    It works on my Firefox! Thanks1

  21. Popoy says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Thank you so much brother, your solution works 100% with my IE.

  22. Robyn says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Thank you so much, this really helped! Glad to be rid of that damn qv06

  23. Speerschield says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for the BEST advice, it wiped the persistent qvo6 out in no time THX heaps!

  24. ann says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 1:25 am

    thanks a worked for IE

  25. Jake says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I followed steps from another website that told me how to get rid of it. It worked, but after that I got a malicious website called Delta-homes or something like that. Whatever this is, more keep popping up. :/

  26. H.Srinivasa Dikshit says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    The method sujjested here really helped in removing QVO6. many thanks.

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  28. Sean says:
    August 24th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Tx seems to have worked. good one

  29. Andy Barr says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Brilliant instructions complete and concise, more importantly, it worked. Thank you for your trouble, had been tearing what bit of hair I had left out

  30. R.Prakash B.Tech says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Thank you for your sugesstion Its Realy Nice THank you so much. um ma.

  31. T.N.Aruns says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Thanks it works

  32. james cook says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks really worked

  33. chris says:
    September 2nd, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for the advice, really worth.

  34. Tony says:
    September 3rd, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Thanks man your work is very usefull, works perfectly

  35. Tammy says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Thanks so much!! Your method worked and like M said up there earlier, if you have a browser pinned to your task bar, you have to do the same to that as well! They should have added that in their instructions at the top, however they did not so remember to also do the task bar if you have a browser pinned too it.

  36. Helane says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I went through this download and did the scan. When I came to fix threats it told me I had to register and pay? Where was the free trial?

  37. Sahid says:
    September 11th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    a bestest answer a very useful article,if i am able to help you because you helped me a lot.I thank you so much.

  38. shamjith says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 3:38 am

    thanks man …its working

  39. GARRY says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 4:17 am


  40. Rajish says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Worked on my Mozilla on Windows7… Thanx. Been a big help… Best Luck,,,

  41. Thornie says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Really appreciate the simple straight forward instructions. Malware bytes deleted entries but I was still getting the rogue home page. Avast didnt pick it up.
    Your instructions worked and I am so relieved.

  42. Aloka says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    thanks so much.this was bugging me for days!

  43. vijay says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    thank you much…i was struggling to fix it from 2 months….

  44. jason says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    how was this figured out

  45. Ian B says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Many thanks for your help – Id figured out everything except the “target field” bit – really appreciate your post!

  46. paramesh says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    thnx for the suggestion as i remove qvo6 completely

  47. Aya says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    THANK YOU! Your instructions are dead on & easy to follow!!! I had tried the malware downloads, the resetting the home page, clearing the search engines in the Manage Ad-ons & nothing would get rid of that qvo6, but modifying the target in the properties did the trick! THANK YOU!!!

  48. Manoj says:
    September 19th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks a ton!! It worked.

  49. Iris says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Really does NOT work. This instructions are a joke.

  50. Abhinav says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    It dosent works , even MalwareByte gave me 70 enteries which i removed , after even that it conytinues to haunt my PC

  51. jon Bonjo says:
    September 21st, 2013 at 10:21 am

    the simplest way to remove qvo6 is to go to your IEChrome Mozilla short cut, right click, go to properties,Target – “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe” ANYTHING WRITTEN AFTER THIS SHOULD BE DELETED !!!!!! then your problem is cured Its what is written after .exe ………. is hijacking your internet

  52. Srinivas says:
    September 22nd, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Thanks a lot 🙂 ….

  53. Tired of this crap says:
    September 23rd, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Thanks Bonjo… This was the best info I found in 2 hours of trial and error!

  54. jeevan teza says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Thanks bud ! it really worked…

  55. jeevan teza says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 5:10 am

    additonal instruction!! if you find it difficult of to check the properties of the shortcut, delete it and recreat a new one from the IE home folder.

    even it works fine.

    Jeevan K

  56. gg says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    great, it cleaned up my 3 browsers! THANKS!

  57. musthfa says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Nice tip… worked out for me.. thanks.

  58. Moiza Brazil says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. sue says:
    September 30th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I removed the hijacker by removing its files on c: drive, removed cookies in all my browers, then I went into the properties section of each browser and in the target section and replaced the qvo6 address with the appropriate one. I didnt need to use any thing else.

  60. datta says:
    October 2nd, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I followed this, it works.

    1. start -> All Programs

    //For Internet Explorer Right click on IE
    //For Google Chrome click on Google Chrome folder and then Right click on Google Chrome
    //For Firefox click on Mozila Firefox

    2. Click properties -> Click on shortcut tab
    3. Make sure that text box labeled with TARGET contains this text only

    //For Internet Explorer
    “C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe”

    //For Google Chrome
    “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”

    //For Mozila Firefox
    “C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”

    4. If there is something else you can copy the above text and paste there for respective browsers
    5. Delete the shortcuts for each browser except the ones present under the “All Programs” option
    6. Change the homepage of each browser to your desired and trusted page
    7. Restart the browsers

  61. FarzadK says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 3:05 pm


    1 – Open IE Explore
    2 –Via “Tools->Internet Options”,Open “Internet Options” panel
    3 – Click “General” tab
    4 – Delete qvo6 homepage link and set a new homepage link
    5 – Click “Settings” button in the “Search” area,open “Manage Add-ons” panel
    6 – Remove qvo6,then close “Manage Add-ons” panel
    7 – Click “Apply” or “OK” on “Internet Opens” panel to save the changes


    1 – Open Firefox explore
    2 – Via “Firefox->Options->Options” open “Options” panel
    3 – Click “General” tab
    4 – Delete qvo6 homepage link and set a new homepage link
    5 – Via “Firefox->Add-ons” open “Add-ons Manager” panel
    6 – Click “Remove” button in the right of qvo6
    7 – Choose “Manage Search Engines” in the search list
    8 – Remove qvo6,then click “OK”
    9 – Restart Firefox explore


    1 – Open Chrome explore
    2 – Click “Customize and control Google Chrome” in the right-top of the page
    3 – Choose Settings ->click “Set pages” link ->delete qvo6 homepage link ->click “OK”
    4 – Click “Manage search engines”->delete qvo6,then click “OK”
    5 – Via “Customize and control Google Chrome->Tools->Extensions” open “Extensions” panel
    6 – Remove “qvo6”
    7 – Restart Chrome explore

    Uninstall Shortcut

    1 – Find the shortcut of the browser (IE,Firefox,Chrome) in all locations of the computer,including but not limited to the desktop;
    2 – Right click and find the “Option”;
    3 – Delete qvo6 in “Target” of the tab “Shortcut”.

    Uninstall DProtect

    1 – Open “Control Panel” – “Uninstall a program”;
    2 – Select “DProtect” and then click “Uninstll/Change”

  62. pritam says:
    October 11th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    how to remove qvo6 manualy

  63. Camaal Mustafa Sikander says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for this posting. Deleting the reference in the shortcut worked for me.

  64. Asghar says:
    October 13th, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Thanks a lot. I have tried many solutions provided on different websites but found this useful.

  65. Saloni says:
    October 15th, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Awesome:) Thanks for ur help!

  66. sandeep says:
    October 17th, 2013 at 4:39 am

    i have followed ur instructions its not working properly my home page has been set to default but when i open new tab in firefox every tme it opens qvo6 page plz tell me how to fix it????????

  67. S D S Bisht says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Nice Idea.
    Thank you very much sir.

  68. Windra Asrah says:
    October 19th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Yes!! It works in my 2 browsers: IE 11 and Google Chrome 30!!!! Thanks, sir!

  69. Anil says:
    October 26th, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I have removed qvo6 from everywhere except one profile of Firefox. I uninstalled, followed the above steps, deleted from the registry etc. Now, only that one profile has a the problem and it hijacks my new tab. Other profiles do not have the problem! Any suggestions?

  70. Ash says:
    October 31st, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Thanks. This was the most helpful suggestion I came across and it seems to have worked for me. You taught this old dog some new tricks!!

  71. Jimmy Dobson says:
    November 25th, 2013 at 3:50 am

    WOW!!! Ive been trying forever to get rid of this qvo6 bugger! Thanks sooooooo much for your help!!

  72. Sam says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Above procedure worked. However, you also have to remove the browser icon (IE/Chrome) if it is “pinned to the task bar”. Qvo6 will still be the default page if you use that icon. You can just “re-pin” it again after. Qvo6 is really is useless and very annoying.

  73. ramakanta says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Thanks,,, it worked.. yeeeeeh

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