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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Qozmo Search

Qozmo Search is a search engine that could be exploited by malevolent third parties to redirect you to affiliated websites. This search engine usually affects users in the Netherlands as the entire page, and other related websites are in Dutch. If you notice that you get redirected through Qozmo Search often, you should scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner because there is a good chance you have unwanted adware applications on board. You should also restore your browser settings to default in order to get rid of Qozmo Search permanently.

This search engine is related to mavoo.net that is published by LinkFeed LLC. However, there is no direct download link that would allow you to install either. Qozmo Search most probably gets distributed around in software packages, so it would not be surprising if you had more than just one unwanted application on board. This means that whatever you have recently installed on your PC, it has modified your browser settings and other Internet preferences. As a result, whenever you try to open a website, rather than going straight to the page, you get redirected to Qozmo Search and then land on the site you wanted to go.

Although you end up on the website you want to be on, it does not mean that you should tolerate such redirections. Constant redirections to Qozmo Search mean that your web browsing habits are being tracked. Some adware or potentially unwanted program collects information on what websites visit, and that is most probably done for online marketing purposes. Thus, in the end it could result in the onslaught of commercial advertisements that would be customized according to your likes and preferences. Qozmo Search does not display any pop-ups or other types of ads itself, but it could easily be used as an information gathering tool by unreliable third parties.

Needless to say, constant exposure to commercial third-party content does not mean that you will get infected with malware, but that is also a possibility. Hence, if you want to protect your computer from harm, you need to remove Qozmo Search as soon as possible. As mentioned in the first paragraph, you will most probably need to employ a licensed antispyware tool to search for potentially unwanted programs because Qozmo Search does not have an uninstall utility.

Nevertheless, you can remove all the unwanted programs from your computer via Control Panel manually, and we also provide instructions on how to restore your browser settings to default. For any further questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

How to remove unwanted programs

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When the Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove unwanted apps.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted programs.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted apps.

Reset browser settings to default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. When a new tab opens click the Reset Firefox button.
  3. Press Reset Firefox again on a confirmation box.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and press Reset browser settings.
  4. Click Reset on a confirmation box.
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How to manually remove Qozmo Search

Files associated with Qozmo Search infection:

DeltaFix.dll
VirusRemover.exe
host.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
windhcpclient.exe
uninstaller.exe
Client.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
update.exe
monitorsvc.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
NCdownloader.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
Sixth.exe
optimizer.exe
contentagent.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
playsetup.exe
Seventh.exe
CompTmp.exe
smp2.exe
bi_client.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
stprss.exe
BDL.dll
Win_Updater.exe
NTS.exe
TorrentStat.exe
Toast.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
inspasio.exe
timetasks.exe
DFService.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
winclient32.exe
regCheck.vbs
safebrowser.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
kometaup.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
webmakerplus.exe
UpdateTask.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
MAJTuto.exe
dlprotect.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
Updater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
fiber.js
wirtual.exe
chrome-links.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
ContentHost.dll
upr.exe
systerm32.exe
usetting.exe
Downloader.dll
psupport.dll
ProtectExtension.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
VideoUsage.exe
safetynut.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
applications.exe
ieplug.dll
sv.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
openinstall.exe
browsemngr.exe
Autoload.exe
toolserv.exe
BitGuard.exe
litefile.bin
Bind.exe
plura_autorun.exe
openinst.exe
PlusMo.exe
mngr.exe
update1.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
ScriptHost.dll
PCProtect.exe
IEError.exe
PCProtect.dll
OptimizerMonitor.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
wprotectmanager.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
MSLSService.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
lmservice.exe
PackerV2.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
R003.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
lsdprn.exe
dnkt.exe
UpdateService.exe

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

flashEnhancer.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
PCProtect.dll
BDL.dll
ScriptHost.dll
ContentHost.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
psupport.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
update1.dll
ieplug.dll
DeltaFix.dll
Downloader.dll

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

PackerV2.exe
lmservice.exe
optimizer.exe
bi_client.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
plura_autorun.exe
host.exe
Bind.exe
PCProtect.exe
lsdprn.exe
sv.exe
chrome-links.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
openinst.exe
openinstall.exe
mngr.exe
wirtual.exe
timetasks.exe
Toast.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
browsemngr.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
VideoUsage.exe
dnkt.exe
winclient32.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
Win_Updater.exe
NCdownloader.exe
uninstaller.exe
dlprotect.exe
toolserv.exe
webmakerplus.exe
R003.exe
MSLSService.exe
PlusMo.exe
monitorsvc.exe
safebrowser.exe
IEError.exe
BitGuard.exe
applications.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
VirusRemover.exe
NTS.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
usetting.exe
safetynut.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
playsetup.exe
TorrentStat.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
UpdateTask.exe
inspasio.exe
Autoload.exe
stprss.exe
upr.exe
Seventh.exe
DFService.exe
Client.exe
windhcpclient.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
smp2.exe
UpdateService.exe
kometaup.exe
Sixth.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
update.exe
CompTmp.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
contentagent.exe
Updater.exe
MAJTuto.exe
systerm32.exe
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