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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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