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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:

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

Qozmo Search DLL's to remove:

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

Qozmo Search processes to kill:

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