1 of 2
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.
Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Qozmo Search
  • Quick & tested solution for Qozmo Search removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows
disclaimer

How to manually remove Qozmo Search

Files associated with Qozmo Search infection:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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

Post comment — WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

Comment:
Name:
Please enter security code:
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.