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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers

Qvo6 Virus

Have you noticed unauthorized rerouting to Has your search engine been changed to Then Qvo6 Virus must have entered your personal computer. The malicious application can travel alongside freeware as a bundled download, and if your PC is not protected by legal security tools – it could enter without any of your notice. Regardless, the browser hijacker acts visibly and you will certainly notice the modified browser settings or the unstoppable pop-up ads which are likely to follow the infection. So, how does the browser hijacker work? How should you delete Qvo6 Virus? Is it possible to succeed with manual removal? Continue reading to find out.

The first time you are redirected to, you may notice nothing extraordinary. The search engine does not look suspicious at all, and you are offered to browse the Web, Images, Videos and News. This is where the situation becomes tricky. As you type in the search query, you are presented with a new window which eventually transmits you to what seems to be Google or Bing search engines. This is extremely suspicious and you should terminate your browsing sessions because they are hijacked by Qvo6 Virus. It is possible that the provided search results could lead you to online schemes and other security risks. Please see an excerpt from the License Agreement:

This Web site may contain links to other Web sites which are independent of this Web site. […] Furthermore, these links may lead to sites or links that contain offensive and objectionable content or which may contain dangerous computer viruses.

Should you trust, the provided search results and the flooding pop-ups ads? Without a doubt you should not! Instead you should remove Qvo6 Virus without further delay. Unfortunately, manual removal is not the solution when dealing with the threat because your PC could already be infected with malignant software. Instead we recommend using authentic security tools with automatic malware removal capabilities. Once you complete Qvo6 Virus removal, please use the instructions below to modify your browser settings.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Locate the browser shortcut icon and right-click it.
  2. Select Properties, click on the Shortcut tab and go to Target.
  3. Remove the text after iexplore.exe and click OK.
  4. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  5. Select Manage Add-ons and click Search Providers.
  6. Locate the unwanted provider, select Remove and click OK.
  7. Tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  8. Click on the General tab, remove the Home Page and click OK.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Right-click the browser’s shortcut and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Shortcut tab, go to Target, remove the text after chrome.exe and click OK.
  3. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  4. Go to On Startup, mark Open a specific page, click Set pages, remove the URL and click OK.
  5. Go to Search, click Manage search engine, click X to remove the unwanted provider and click OK.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Find Firefox’s shortcut, right-click it and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Shortcut tab and remove text after firefox.exe in the Target area. Click OK.
  3. Launch the browser, click the drop-down menu (top right corner) and select Manage search engines,
  4. Select the unwanted choice, click Remove and then OK.
  5. Simultaneously tap Alt+T, select Options, click on the General tab, remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
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How to manually remove Qvo6 Virus

Remove Qvo6 Virus registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "DisplayName" = "qvo6"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "URL" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Safari.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "DisplayName" = "qvo6"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "URL" = ""


  1. Johny Apr 4, 2013

    your suggestion of editing the "Target" (from its Properties) is the easiest!
    It works for me, on both the Firefox and the internet Explorer.

  2. Pcthreat Apr 5, 2013


    Glad we could help!

  3. Vijai Apr 8, 2013

    Thanks a lot. your suggestion did worked for me.

  4. Alex Apr 10, 2013

    Thanks. It's working in Chrome :)

  5. Smileface Apr 10, 2013

    I did not expect to have intervened in the shortcut target text.
    Thank You!

  6. Buttercup May 2, 2013

    It worked for me.
    Thanks a lot!

  7. shah May 18, 2013

    is this thing dangerous at all?

  8. Sherry May 21, 2013

    SHERRY 21/MAY/2013

    Hi Qvo6 virus was the worst thing on my computer that I've ever had to deal with.I tried numerous methods and videos that all left me frustrated.Thank God for your remedy it worked like a charm in Google Chrome,before that I was trying all sorts of unnecessary downloads.This method is a saver I'm telling everyone about it.Thanks alot ! :)

  9. Pcthreat May 22, 2013

    Thanks sherry for your kind comment!

  10. alice May 28, 2013

    I cannot find the shortcut button.I clicked on the properties but after that ...what??????

  11. Pcthreat May 29, 2013

    There is a "window" that has the filename in it - for example - chrome.exe
    Everything after that must be deleted.

  12. Nouman May 30, 2013

    It was a relief to get rid of this virus. Thanks a lot for your help brother.

  13. Pcthreat May 31, 2013

    Good to know it works!

  14. Joe Jun 9, 2013

    I kinda did this, when I changed the target, its said I couldn't do that, so I deleted the shortcut and created a new one from the Programm files. Anyway, thanks pcthreat!

  15. Viki Jun 10, 2013

    And what about Opera?
    I can't find instruction for removing Qvo6 from Opera browser!

  16. Pcthreat Jun 11, 2013

    Try right-clicking on your opera shortcut, select Properties.
    Click on the Shortcut tab and remove text after opera.exe in the Target area. Click OK.

  17. XAlien2000 Jun 12, 2013

    what will it do?

  18. Peiman Jun 13, 2013

    thanks. removing qvo6 from the target in the properties of the shorcut link worked for me.:)

  19. Pcthreat Jun 16, 2013

    Peiman, Good to know you were successful removing qvo6

  20. Mercal Jun 17, 2013

    Thnx i got it kn my internet i deleted it. Soo thnx i didnt knwp it was a kind of virus

  21. ttaatty Jun 18, 2013


  22. Dino Jul 4, 2013

    i don't understand the google chrome uninstall

  23. Pcthreat Jul 4, 2013


    right click on the chrome program icon (red yellow green blue circle), and edit the listed properties.

  24. mariana Jul 4, 2013

    explorer and chrome worked for me. thank you very much

  25. ANISH KUMAR Jul 5, 2013


  26. Pcthreat Jul 11, 2013

    Glad we could help!

  27. carol Jul 16, 2013

    does this program fight with another antivirus? i have eset nod 32 5

  28. KeVi Aug 23, 2013

    thanks !!!!!hahahaha is awesome ! thumbs up !

  29. tom Aug 23, 2013

    when resetting target ,It wont allow me to press apply or ok,,,I just get message that it is not valid

  30. Seb Aug 27, 2013

    i make a search with qov6 in C: and i find 3 file to delete

  31. Pcthreat Aug 27, 2013

    there shouldnt be any spaces, or symbols - only the {browser}.exe

    of course, delte those files. But you still need to fix all browser settings.

  32. Seb Aug 27, 2013

    yes, I did everything as the tutorial.

    I talked about the files to warn that may remain Qvo6 after execute the tutorial.

  33. Aranka Sep 2, 2013

    nothing seems to work for me to get rid of QV6 (removed the target, removed the search engine, removed it from register, changed default homepage), but no result.... any idea? Please help!!!

  34. Pcthreat Sep 2, 2013


    What is your browser? Did you remove an extension?

  35. Jur Sep 10, 2013

    it does not help for me and I have to buy the tool in order to remove.

  36. EQ Sep 18, 2013

    after delete text after iexplore it won't let me click ok what's next?

  37. Migs Sep 22, 2013

    its the spyhunter is safe to use??

  38. Pcthreat Sep 23, 2013

    Jur - the purchased tool can do it for you, but following the guide will help you remove it at no cost.

    Migs - yes, you can seafely install, and remove it whenever you want. It doesnt submit any info to 3rd party.

  39. Francesca Sep 24, 2013

    Thanks Dude... worked in Chrome... - we're in Italy and it worked. Grazie Mille!!! You get an "A" for the day!!!

    Thanks again.

  40. Marrek Aaron Liekki Dec 10, 2013

    Guys, Qvo6 isn't listed as a browser in Manage Search Engines.

  41. jordy Feb 11, 2014

    what would you refence this virus as and i would like what happend and how it affected one of you

  42. Elen Mar 11, 2014

    After MONTHS of qvo6 torture I finally managed to remove it from IE/Mozzilla main page with your suggestion of editing the "target" from properties (it was DESTINAZIONE on my italian computer so I wasn't sure at first)...

    The correct line (with quotation signs) is.
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

    Needless to say, before I cancelled it, there was an "extention" to it:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" everything is fine.


  43. Elen Mar 11, 2014

    Sorry the text I posted previously was cut, the complete line in "target", before I removed it, was:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" work PCThreat!

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