Q.search-simple.com Removal Guide

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If you find that your browser’s home page was changed to http://q.search-simple.com/?affID=na without your permission, Q.search-simple.com must have hijacked your browser. This hijacker is also capable of modifying your default search provider settings. This threat employs tracking cookies to spy on you and record how you interact with it. These cookies are also meant to learn your IP address so that you could be exposed to a specific search tool. Even though Q.search-simple.com looks like a search tool itself, it actually redirects to third-party search engines, which is another reason to remove it from your browsers. Hopefully, you will realize that you need to delete Q.search-simple.com as soon as it corrupts your web browsers without your permission.

Do you live in the Middle East, Russia, or Eastern Europe? If you do, you might encounter several unreliable search tools if you try to use Q.search-simple.com as a regular search too. According to our research, search queries entered via the home page could redirect to http://home.searchpile.com/ or http://www.bit-search.com/?&affID=970000017. The searches initiated via the default search provider are likely to route you to searchatomic.com and fluey.com/search. If you live outside of these regions, you might encounter redirecting to Google and Yahoo search pages. Even if you are familiar with these search tools, you cannot trust them. Unless you remove Q.search-simple.com from your browsers, your search results could be influenced to show sponsored links and advertisements. As you might know, clicking on this kind of content could lead to other security issues, which is why we advise that you delete the unreliable browser hijacker ASAP.

Have you found advertisements on the home page of Q.search-simple.com? These ads are most likely to be associated with phishing scams, which is why you should pay no attention to them. In fact, you should not click on any suspicious ads until you remove Q.search-simple.com and all other unreliable programs. If you do not delete all infections and suspicious programs from your operating system manually, the irritating and misleading ads might keep showing up. Our researchers have found that this hijacker usually shows up along with such SuperWeb ad-supported programs as Dig Deep and Giant Galaxy. It is important that you delete these programs as well because they are known to inject unreliable shopping deals and install data-tracking web cookies.

You can delete Q.search-simple.com from your operating system using automated malware removal software, or you can try to delete it yourself. The step-by-step manual removal instructions below show how to eliminate the undesirable search tool from your browsers, but we cannot guarantee that this technique will help you remove Q.search-simple.com completely. It is possible that you will need to remove leftover components. If you do not eliminate them all, the activity of this hijacker could be restored. Needless to say, we recommend installing automated malware removal software to delete unreliable software because only this software can ensure that all threats are deleted successfully. Of course, if you install fake security software, malicious programs will not be removed, and your virtual security will become even more vulnerable.

How to delete Q.search-simple.com

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and move to On Startup.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite/remove the undesirable URL and click OK.
  5. Navigate to Appearance and mark Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and repeat step 4 to remove Q.search-simple.com.
  7. Under Search click Manage search engine and select the preferred search provider.
  8. Find the URL of the unreliable search tool, click X to remove it, and click Done.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options to open a menu and click General.
  3. Overwrite/remove the undesirable Home Page.
  4. Move to the menu on the left and click Search.
  5. Set the preferred search provider and Remove the undesirable provider.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and access the Search Providers menu.
  3. Set the preferred search provider and Remove the undesirable provider.
  4. Click Close, simultaneously tap Alt+T again, and click Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, edit/remove the Home Page URL, and click OK.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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