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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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