Qvo6 Hijacker

Qvo6 Hijacker Description


Qvo6 Hijacker Screenshot 1The Qvo6 hijacker is a browser hijacker that’s promoted by Qvo6.com as a useful search-enhancing utility, even though Qvo6′s real search-related features appear to be limited to redirecting PC users to popular search engines like Google. Installation methods for the Qvo6 hijacker appear to include many non-consensual methods, and although Qvo6.com does provide uninstallation instructions, these instructions may not remove all of the components of any particular Qvo6 hijacker. As a standard precaution against Qvo6 hijacker infections, malware researchers recommend using anti-malware programs to analyze and disinfect your PC whenever your browser redirects to Qvo6.com repeatedly – the defining symptom of all Qvo6 hijackers.

From Search Engine to Search Engine with Nary a Choice in the Matter


The Qvo6 hijacker is one of a virtually innumerable horde of browser hijackers that are used to promote obscure search engine websites. Unlike some search sites promoted thusly, SpywareRemove.com malware research team has found zero indications of Qvo6.com attempting serious attacks against your machine, such as drive-by-downloads or the promotion of fake PC security products. However, a browser hijacker promoting Qvo6.com does pose a problem, which affects all prominent browsers from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to Google’s Chrome. Regardless of the browser that’s being hijacked, the result always is the same: you’re being redirected to Qvo6.com without your permission. Qvo6 may add the argument http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=&ts= to different web browser shortcuts and other non-internet applications.
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This may cause Qvo6 to open up when another hijacked shortcuts are accessed on an infected computer. Qvo6 may also be connected to other third-party applications like the Certified Toolbar on various web browsers.

For its half of the deal, Qvo6.com does not appear to have any functions besides redirecting would-be searchers to Google and similar search engines. Qvo6 hijackers tend to be installed without your permission and may be included in software bundles distributed through torrent-based networks and/or freeware websites. In some cases, you may be notified of a Qvo6 hijacker’s installation and be allowed to refuse it, but such courtesies are far from universal. Many victims of Qvo6 hijacker attacks appear only to be aware of a Qvo6 hijacker’s presence after their browser redirects to Qvo6.com, which, as mentioned beforehand, SpywareRemove.com malware experts don’t consider to be a major danger to your computer. Qvo6 and the Qvo6.com generic search engine have been tied to PortaldoSites.com as being the publishing company.

Re-Railing Your Browser Towards Your Favorite Search Sites without the Qvo6 Hijacker Muddling the Matter


While Qvo6.com includes uninstallation instructions for removing its Qvo6 hijacker, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts don’t recommend that you avail yourself of them; the majority of browser hijackers will leave setting changes and other components behind even after they’re removed by the usual methods. However, appropriate anti-malware products can be a more surefire option for deleting a Qvo6 hijacker without leaving any unwanted files or settings on your PC after the fact. The Qvo6 hijacker, as stated earlier, isn’t likely to expose you to hostile content. However, PC threats that install the Qvo6 hijacker also may install other forms of malware. Combating this risk is done most easily via qualified anti-malware programs that can detect any relevant PC threats in a thorough scan.

Qvo6 Hijacker Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Qvo6 Hijacker? To safely & quickly detect Qvo6 Hijacker we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\qvo6.comSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\qvo6i_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\wpc_ar_2013829113027_qvo6_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\wpc_ar_2013829113027_qvo6_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Qvo6_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Qvo6_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\qvo6i_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\qvo6i_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\wpc_ar_2013829113027_qvo6_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\wpc_ar_2013829113027_qvo6_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\qvo6 Browser ProtecterHKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"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} "DisplayName" = "qvo6"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "URL" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Safari.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"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" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATIONHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\qvo6Software
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {27588682-6FCC-4061-B2BB-7176E03359B8}{2EEFF6A3-9828-48F2-A7BF-1A5365D7DA32}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
Posted: March 29, 2013 | By
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Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 1,630,924

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