Can’t remove http://start.qone8.com virus as my browser has been hijacked totally. My PC suffers from this virus infection on all browsers including Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and it keeps redirecting me to other malicious webpages while going online. I try to get rid of it by uninstalling extensions in Control Panel, but it still takes over my browsers and whole computer. How can I remove this browser hijack redirect virus completely? Will it damage my information on the infected PC? Any help will be much appreciated.
Start.qone8.com virus is a malicious website which attacks the victims who use the Windows OS. Like most of the browser redirect viruses, start.qone8.com will act as a real and useful website to help cyber criminals collect money and information. Victims may regard it as a legit website if they have no idea about this redirect virus. Usually the victims get this start.qone8.com virus infection when they download and install the infected programs or open the unknown .exe processes. Once it is installed on the system, this browser hijack redirect will start to infect the browsers immediately. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers can be the targets of this nasty virus. That is why the victims will lose their homepages, desktop images and even the default browsers on the infected machines. This browser hijack redirect has been an extreme dangerous virus on the Internet, although it looks like a legitimate website, it cannot be trusted at all. This virus needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage and keep your PC safe.
Being a malicious browser hijack redirect, start.qone8.com virus is able to change the Internet settings on the infected computer totally, that is the reason this website can replace the primary homepage on the infected computer and stop the victims from changing it back. What is more, the victims will be redirected automatically to other malicious webpages where high-risk viruses like Trojan horses, Worms and even the malware could be hidden. The victims’ PCs will suffer from other virus infections easily if they visit these hacked webpages. Some victims try to search something on this fake search engine, but all they can get may be irrelevant results including advertisements, porn or something dangerous. The situation will become worse if the victims don’t remove this hijacker completely. Uninstalling it in Control Panel cannot get rid of it because start.qone8.com redirect virus will create files on your disks and registry. It is strongly suggested that the victims should remove this browser hijack redirect in a manual way.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This start.qone8.com redirect virus is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Start.qone8.com redirect virus.
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Start.qone8.com Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Start.qone8.com redirect virus is a latest browser hijack redirect virus. Lots of PCs are infected by this virus via infected files, E-mail attachment or other .exe processes. The data on the infected PC will be in an unsafe situation. Start.qone8.com can run a backdoor process when the PC turns on, the hijackers will have the ability to view and check the data on the infected PC, they can even remotely control the machine for malicious purpose. Histories, cookies, your personal E-mail and other confidential information will be under high-risk of being stolen. Anyway, this start.qone8.com virus is very dangerous, never trust and use this webpage for any reasons, or your PC may suffer from big problems.
Special Tips: If you have spent much time but still have problems with the malware, please contact experts from YooCare 24/7 Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez, last updated on October 21, 2013 10:46 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide