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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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