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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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