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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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