Qvo6 Virus Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Qvo6 Virus is responsible for redirecting you to qv06.com and other websites directly related to it. It is a browser hijacker that interferes with your Internet browsing by changing your home page to qv06.com and your default search engine to search.qv06.com. If you open the website yourself, it will look like a genuine (albeit customized) search engine, and nothing will seem to be out of place, especially with Web, Images, Videos and News search function, just like you can see on a real search engine. What is more, Qvo6 Virus website can also be customized to display the search in German, Spanish, Turkish and other languages, but the bottom line remains that this search engine is dangerous and you need to remove Qvo6 Virus from your PC right now.

The reason why you should be wary of Qvo6 Virus is the fact that once you make use of its search function, it provides you with customized search results. Most of them will be related to featured websites and other pages that make use of Qvo6 Virus to increase their traffic and to make users visit their domains. What is more, this browser hijacker is also responsible for displaying pop-up advertisements on your browser. Naturally, the pop-up ads that appear all of the time does not allow you to browse the Internet properly and constantly get in the way.

That is only one of the reasons why you should remove Qvo6 Virus. Also, by displaying sponsored links to third party websites, Qvo6 Virus indirectly exposes you to possible malware infections. Follow the instructions below to remove Qvo6 Virus from your computer for good.

Manual Qvo6 Virus Removal

Delete from Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet Options.
  2. Under General tab, change your home page address and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X again and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left, choose a new default search engine and remove search.qv06.com from the list.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  2. Under General tab, change your home page address and click OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left corner of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines.
  5. Remove Qv06 search engine from the list and click OK.

Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Start-up and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite a home page address and click OK.
  4. Click Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Select a new default search engine and remove Qvo6 search engine from the list.
  6. Click Done and restart your browser.

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Qvo6 Virus Screenshots:

Qvo6 Virus

Qvo6 Virus technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1adks_ar_qvo6.exe489552 bytesMD5: 4e6273221edf7559c439d35fe9eac94e
2DProtect.exe1423936 bytesMD5: acc378147807fd12136cfbde2f81af02
3qvo6.exe543232 bytesMD5: a4c227701f45a8b12d5f92b8607b8d89
4amt_ar_qvo6.exe93776 bytesMD5: 3f580a0c95f82e4d126483c121055b98
5eXQ.exe460344 bytesMD5: edcd457e9a88012c97f3946ac14993f8

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1adks_ar_qvo6.exeadks_ar_qvo6.exe489552 bytes
2DProtect.exeDProtect.exe1423936 bytes
3qvo6.exeqvo6.exe543232 bytes
4amt_ar_qvo6.exeamt_ar_qvo6.exe93776 bytes
5eXQ.exeeXQ.exe460344 bytes

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • 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\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_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\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"
  • 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_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_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\Google Chrome\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=ml
  • 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\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
  • 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_CURRENT_USER\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} "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_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\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 "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"


  1. Thank you for the information. It's much helpful

    • We are very happy that we can help

  2. I m using only chrome and the steps you mentioned not working in chrome.

    • You should check Google Chrome .lnk files

  3. thanx alot worked for me 2 :)

    • We are happy to help

  4. For those of you that are finding the above solution incomplete, check the target of your browser shortcut (right-click, path/target). This should only point to your browser .exe. I found that the latest versions of this malware (qv06) also edit your shortcut target to point to qv06 browser on load. Follow the above technique as well as edit/re-create your browser shortcuts and ensure they are clean. Good Luck!

    • Nice one man!! successfully followed you're directions as well and got the crap out!!

  5. Thanks, this solution worked for me (for chrome)! I am just wondering, once deleted from the browser settings is there any way for this qv06 to cause any more issues/steal info from the computer etc. Once the download was made, the file was deleted immediately, the qv06 search engine never used and browser for chrome changed back, also a system restore done to a month earlier. Thanks for any help!

    • You should be safe. But just in case you can download Spyware remover and run a free scan.

  6. Thank you very much!!! Very useful information! :)

    • You are very welcome


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