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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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