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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Qone8 Virus

Qone8 Virus is a browser hijacker that sets your home page and default search engine for It comes from the same group of browser hijackers as PortaldoSites, Qvo6 Virus, Delta-homes and other similar infections that make use of semi-legitimate distribution methods. Users often fail to differentiate between legal browser extensions and such infections as Qone8 Virus, because the website for this infection looks like a genuine search engine. Nevertheless, it is necessary to remove Qone8 Virus from your computer as soon as possible, since this application could be exploited as a vehicle for extremely dangerous malware distribution.

This browser hijacker is able to affect all the main internet browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Qone8 Virus promotes itself as a search engine owned by Shu Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited, but that cannot add up to its overall credibility. The main reason why Qone8 Virus is considered a browser hijacker and not a potentially unwanted program is the fact that the application does not require your permission to get installed on your computer. It MAY come bundled with freeware that you have downloaded from third party websites willingly, but the installation process for Qone8 Virus might be carried out automatically behind your back, once you run the installer file for the original program you have downloaded.

Thus, it is important that you download programs only from official websites, and you do not indulge in installing freeware applications on a frequent basis. Freeware programs seldom come alone, so you may end up installing a whole list of applications that eventually could prove to be detrimental to your system’s safety.

What is more, Qone8 Virus is dangerous because it allows third parties to make use of its advertising network. When your home page is changed to, you will notice flash advertisements on its main page, and it is very likely that you will be spammed with pop-up ads as well. Not to mention that sponsored links are also commonly found in search results list displayed by Qone8 Virus. Malevolent third parties can easily make use of this browser hijacker to promote their corrupted content, so in order to protect yourself from serious security threats; you need to remove Qone8 Virus right now.

How to remove Qone8 Virus from browser

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close once the reset is complete.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and press Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. When pop-up dialog box appears, click Reset Firefox again.
  4. When the reset is complete, click Finish.

Change Google Chrome Settings

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Delete, enter a new home page address and press OK.
  4. Press Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and click Done.

After manual removal you should scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner to check for any residual malware files present in your system. Invest in a licensed antimalware tool if need be, and protect your PC from potential threats.

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  1. Phil Oct 26, 2013

    I'm afraid I have to tell you that your solutions do not work.
    Re Modify Target - There is no such thing *****ociated with IA
    When you do it with Firefox it just opens again with Qone8
    Re Reset IE - It just reopens with Qone8.
    Re Manual removal - Still nothing there to remove!!! I searched and searched but it is a waste of my time!!!
    Not happy at all.

  2. Pcthreat Oct 28, 2013


    these are the methods that worked on our test computers. Did you try scanning with a spyware protection program?

  3. Jay Jan 14, 2014

    I tried these recommendations and even went into ResEdit on the pc and searched for any programs or extension related to qone8 or any
    Thing similar. I deleted all that stuff and it still was there when I opened ie or chrome. So ultimately I reformatted the machine. Problem solved....

  4. Rijesh Mar 29, 2014

    above solution doesn't work

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