Uninstall www.qvo6.com from your browser

What is qvo6? This is a contemporary form of browser redirection, the hijacker that generally implants itself into computers of users who aren’t very careful while installing all kinds of programs downloaded online. Yet, the majority of users do want to remove qvo6 from their browsers, and in this article we will explain how to make it possible.

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Just as we’ve mentioned above already, qvo6 redirecting application is often installed when users download and install some software they get online. The installers of these applications are often bundled with the installer of qvo6 add-on. So, as you see, sometimes users are themselves responsible for bringing qvo6 hijacker into their browser.

When qvo6 is successfully installed this means that your browser (whatever one you use) will use www.qvo6.com as your main search page, instead of its common start blank page. Surely, we consider this situation to be very annoying when all our search requests are redirected through www.qvo6.com.

How to prevent your browser from being hijacked by applications like qvo6? Well, the good advice is to be very careful when installing any software downloaded online. Always opt for the custom installation, unchecking all unwanted options that install browser add-ons, etc.

How to remove qvo6.com from your browser? Well, this question is surely worth asking and requires immediate answer. Generally speaking, to get rid of qvo6 you need to perform some manual steps first, before running any security application. So, please follow the guidelines below that we’ve developed to assist you. If you have any problems getting rid of qvo6 hijacker from your browser please let us know immediately.


qvo6 removal tool:

Removal video:

qvo6 redirect virus removal milestones:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  • Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  • Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  1. Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  2. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
    Windows XP Example:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 Example:

    b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

    c) Uncheck (untick) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and hit OK.

  3. Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus:
  4. a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).
    b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
    c) Right-click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

    d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.

    e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

  5. Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  6. a) Go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.
    b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

    c) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes. Read more about Windows Hosts file here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

    You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of GridinSoft Trojan Killer application as shown at the picture below:

  7. Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  8. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

    b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.

  9. Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  10. a) Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
    b) Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
    c) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

    More detailed TDSSKiller tutorial: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

    TDSS Rootkit Removal
    TDSS Rootkit Removal
  11. Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  12. The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  13. Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. First of all, please follow this guide: How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings. Then you should flush DNS cache:
    a)Go to Start->Run (or WinKey+R) and type in “cmd” without quotation marks.

    b) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any help on our part of if you experience any difficulties. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.

4 thoughts on “Uninstall www.qvo6.com from your browser

  1. Já jsem to vyřešil tak, že jsem si znovu stáhnul instalaci k Mozilla Firefox, tu stávající jsem odinstaloval se vším, co k ní patří a nainstaloval jí znovu. Akorát jediné, co si musíte dávat pozor, že přijdete o záložky, které jste si uložily, sice je to to nejmenší, ale pro někoho tam můžou být důležité stránky, tak si jejich odkazy nejdřív uložte třeba do Wordu. Snad Vám to také pomůže 🙂

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