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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts


It is high time we discuss a new adware-type program called Qubiv. This application is design to display commercial advertisements. If you do not want to see annoying and intrusive ads, then you ought to remove this application as soon as possible. Also, like most adware, it is bound to promote shady content that can pose a danger to your computer’s security and your privacy. However, this may not be apparent because this application’s developers have marketed it as a service that offers free online games. While can play games on its website, Qubiv is used exclusively for generating advertising revenue.

While gathering information about this program, we found that it belongs to the same category of adware as Gamevance, a program that includes applications that offer free games in exchange for showing commercial advertisements. Among other things, Qubiv is set to promote its parent website at, but you cannot get it from this site because it is distributed using software bundling. We do not have much information about the peculiarities about its dissemination, but it seems that Qubiv comes bundled with freeware installers, universal installers used for installing several applications that come from different developers. We think that this adware may come as an additional offer that you can either deselect or install it at will.

It comes as a browser extension and will be installed on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once on your computer, it will begin its rather annoying function of promoting third-party content. It includes a toolbar that is set to feature a link to Nevertheless, its other promoted content is shown in the form of in-texts, pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and so on. Of particular note is the fact that is hosted on the same server as,,, and dozens of other online game-hosting sites, so we are convinced that each of them have their own dedicated adware applications. Some programs have already been found, and they are called ArcadeBunny, ArcadeSwim, and ArcadeBayou. At any rate, Qubiv’s advertisements are labeled with its name and are clickable, meaning that they will redirect you to a website on which you can purchase the advertised product or service.

However, we are concerned that this application may not show you legitimate ads, at least not all of the time. According to’s Terms of Use, “you acknowledge and agree that we and our Related Companies (as defined below) are not responsible or liable for the availability of, nor do we or our Related Companies endorse the products or other materials of the Third Party Content.” So this adware’s developers shed all responsibility for the undesirable detrimental consequences that can arise as a result of having it on your computer. We believe that some of the promoted advertisements can be malicious and conceal their true nature. It is entirely possible that this application will redirect you to websites that will offer you to install seemingly legitimate applications that will turn out to be adware as well. However, in more extreme cases, you may encounter malware that is more dangerous, such as ransomware, fake anti-spyware scanners, Trojans, and so on. For this reason, we advocate for deleting this adware.

In summary, Qubiv is a mere adware-type program whose objective is to promote third-party content and make money for its developers. Alas, there is no way to tell whether the promoted content is legitimate as we think that it is entirely possible that it can promote shady websites, especially since is also a shady site that comes from an unknown company. If you want to get rid of Qubiv, then feel free to make use of the removal guide below.

How to remove this adware

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser, and simultaneously press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find and remove Qubiv.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser, and simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and remove Qubiv.
  3. Restart the browser.
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