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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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