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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's
Other mutations known as:
Qone8 virus

If you have noticed that your homepage and your search engine have been replaced by, you should know that your system is probably infected with a browser hijacker. Even though this search engine might seem very useful as it allows multiple searches and a user is able to search for images, video, and news, you should still not keep it on the system because it is not very reliable and might even cause some security-related issues. Unfortunately, you will be able to get rid of and set your preferred homepage only after you erase a browser hijacker from your system.

It has been also detected that is not going to act as a normal search engine because it will provide sponsored links together with normal search results. It means that there is a possibility to click on them by just simply searching for the information and even be redirected to unreliable websites where different kinds of malicious components might be hiding. You should not ignore the presence of, especially if you care about the condition of your PC. Besides, you should keep in mind that there is a very huge possibility that some of the data associated with your browsing sessions is going to be recorded in order to propose you relevant links.

As is associated with Qone8 virus, we do not recommend keeping it on the system for any longer. You should also be very careful in order not to install similar browser hijackers in the future as well. Keep in mind that various undesirable programs are usually distributed with a help of other applications; thus, you should always be very careful during the installation of new programs. It is also important to select Custom installation all the time in order to prevent different kinds of software from entering the system. You have to be especially cautious during the installation of freeware because free programs tend to come in a bundle.

The removal of Qone8 will not be difficult at all if you use the instructions provided below the article. However, if you are a less experienced computer user and feel that manual removal is too difficult for you, you should know that you can scan your system with an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. It will erase all the threats and keep your PC protected all the time.

How to get rid of

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the Reset button.
  6. Mark Delete personal settings and then click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox.
  5. Click Reset Firefox in the dialog box again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.
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