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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage Virus Virus is a malicious and clandestine browser hijacker which can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. The infection has been developed by people who have highly suspicious intentions. Are they trying to promote their search engine? Maybe they want to collect revenue by boosting traffic to other websites? Has it been developed to act as a security backdoor? In reality, the dangerous virus potentially could be used for all three of these tasks, which is why we strongly recommend that you delete the hijacker from the PC. Do you know how to remove Virus from the computer? We can help you with the removal process, and all you have to do is follow the provided information.

The hijacker may be distributed through bundled downloads, freeware and misleading drive-by download scams. As the threat is activated on the targeted computer, you may find that the home page of all existing browsers has been switched to Without a doubt, this is performed without any of your knowledge, and this is a sign that you need to delete the virus. Unfortunately, many computer users adapt to the Virus simply because the search engine looks reliable and even useful. What is more, it has been discovered that the search queries performed from are redirected to Google, Bing or another reliable and trustworthy web search engines. Unfortunately, this does not mean that the hijacker is not dangerous to your virtual security.

As it is stated within the License Agreement of, the website may route you to sites which contain offensive and objectionable content which may contain PC viruses. If this is what you have to put up with in order to browse the web, you certainly need to delete Virus from the PC and the browsers. If you are not experienced with manual removal, it would be best to take no risks and install automatic spyware detection and removal applications. We recommend SpyHunter because the program can delete Qvo6 Virus, delete other potentially running infections and ensure full-time protection against spyware in the future.

In order to change the undesirable home page and search provider settings you can follow the manual removal instructions below, but before that you need to perform a few simple steps:

  1. Right-click the shortcut icon of your web browser.
  2. Select Properties and click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Navigate to Target and remove the text found after chrome.exe/firefox.exe/iexplore.exe

How to remove undesirable search tools?

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages, click Change, then remove/modify the URL and click OK.
  3. Under Appearance mark Show Home button, click Change, then overwrite/remove the URL and click OK.
  4. Under Search click Manage search engines, choose a new search provider and remove (click X) the undesirable one. Click OK to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Click the search provider icon on the search box and select Manage Search Engines.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers, click the undesirable one and Remove it. Click Close.
  3. Tap Alt+T again, select Internet Options, click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
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How to manually remove Virus

Remove 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. Rocko the Wallaby Nov 23, 2013

    These kinds of viruses are blazin' annoying and they're hard to remove. >_

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