I think my Internet Browser Has been hijacked by a Qone8.com redirect. I don’t know how to remove it. I tried to reset my whole web browser but it’s still there. Now I can’t use Google to search anything. Even when I opened some other web sites that I want, it would redirect me to other strange sites that I don’t know. Who can help me? It’s really a tough job. Do you have the same problem?
How Can Qone8.com Redirect Hijack Web Browser?
Qone8.com is visible web page as usual as many other ordinary web sites especially some search engine sites. However, it is under the domination of some invisible background program. This kind of program can easily change your web browser settings. And your previous homepage will be the first to be affected. We call this kind of roguish program as redirect virus. And this virus is to enforce you to use Qone8.com hijacker even if you don’t want. And your home page will be set as Qone8.com as well. But the real thing that will make you feel painful is that this Qone8.com hijack virus will also change your whole settings of your web browser such as bookmarks or favorites. In usual, it will add many odd web sites that you don’t know to the bookmarks. Every time when you open your web browser, many annoying webpages will pop up to disturb you. The main purpose of this redirect virus is to promote some products to you. Some even will force you to use or buy something.
Qone8.com almost has the same appearance as many other famous search engine web sites such as Google. However, it doesn’t have the real good functions that a real search engine should have. When you really enter some keywords in the search box and press enter key, it won’t show you the real search results that you want. It only will direct you to some other things to you. You may just feel uncomfortable at the beginning when you get this redirect virus. But if you leave it there for a long time, you will find that your browser runs more and more slowly. Even you computer runs more and more slowly. The reason is that this redirect will bring in much more other unknown programs. Most of those programs are malware. Those malware can destroy your computer operating system gradually. If you think Qone8.com redirect virus is not a very risky virus, you are completely wrong. The real risky is not from the redirect virus itself but from those programs that it brings in. Don’t be too late to remove the virus once you have the redirect virus infection.
Some people may think now that it is a changing browser settings virus, why not re-set it back to the previous? If you have tried to re-set the web browser, you definitely won’t have this thinking because. It even can’t be re-set after you get Qone8.com redirect virus. Even if you set your homepage as google.com, when you open your web browser, it’s still Qone8.com. The important thing is that your web browser will still be slow as a snail. Like many victims described, after they got this virus, they have tried to removed the Qone8.com redirect virus but no luck. So is there a good and safe way to remove the virus?
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Qone8.com Hijacker Screenshot
Why Can’t Anti-virus Remove Qone8.com Hijack Virus?
Before we discuss the reason, one thing we should be clear is that, no matter how clever an anti-virus is, it’s created by human beings. So it can’t be more clever than human beings. From the arising of a virus to human beings finding out the solution to clean the virus, it takes much time. So before an anti-virus can receive the instructions from the anti-virus company to remove the virus, the virus can’t be removed unless you remove it manually. Often anti-virus companies need a lot of time to research the strategies to deal with the newly arising viruses. Anti-virus can remove most of common viruses but not including some very smart ones such as Qone8.com redirect. And usually anti-virus can’t remove all the related files of the virus completely. That’s why here we say manual removal is the best solution.
Obvious Symptoms When Your Computer Has Qone8.com Hijack Virus
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. Your web browser homepage has been changed to Qone8.com.
C. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange processes which you never found before.
D. Every time when you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
E. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
F. Your browser always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Qone8.com Redirect Step by Step
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Qone8.comHijacker.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “Random” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Note: Random means the file would be named randomly. Need expertise to distinguish them.
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Qone8.com Hijacker
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
As what you can see, Qone8.com Hijacker is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this Qone8.com virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for this virus, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files of the Qone8.com redirect virus may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove Qone8.com hijack virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 2, 2013 9:53 pm