Homepage is changed by Quibids.com? It pops up automatically whenever you launch the Browser? Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer have the same problem? Keep receiving pop-up advertisements when you are working on the computer? How to stop the annoying Quibids.com redirect? Please read the post for more details.
Quibids.com is a notorious browser redirect which causes annoying browser issues and threats users’ sensitive information. It is designed to be a website that provides auctions of goods. Inexperienced users may be easily attracted by the listed pictures of various goods and the low prices, but Quibids.com will install itself into the computer without your permission if you click on any links displaying on the website. In addition, if you don’t uncheck the box of installing Quibids.com concomitantly when you are installing some unsafe freeware, you will also get it installed successfully into the computer.
Once Quibids.com infiltrates into the computer completely, it starts to modify the browser settings, DNS settings, HOSTS settings and important system settings. Your default homepage is changed and locked at Quibids.com without allowing you to change back to your favorite. You will be forced to visit its website to increase its traffics whenever you launch the web browser. Moreover, it will constantly interrupt your work on the computer by countless pop-up advertisements which are unreliable to cheat your money. Your computer will run slowly like a snail and then a complete computer crash will happen if you just let Quibids.com stay in the computer. What is worse, rootkit and Trojans may be implanted into Quibids.com by cyber criminals to collect your sensitive information and confidential data including finical information for illegal use. It is highly recommended to remove it as soon as possible.
Some users may have reinstalled the browser and found that it is useless since Quibids.com is tricky and hiding deep in the computer system. Furthermore, it contains a rootkit component which conceals the presence of it and disables various antivirus programs. Therefore, it needs to be removed manually with expert skills so that it is completely kicked off from your computer.
Quibids.com is a high-risk browser redirect which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the 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. Show hidden files
(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.
2. Delete 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 redirect.
In summary, Quibids.com is a nasty redirect which is designed by nasty cyber criminals to earn money. When it gets into the computer system, it will cause annoying redirects without your permission. The cyber criminals may be able to access the computer in the backdoor to steal your privacy for illegal use. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to have it removed as quickly as possible to avoid more damages and losses.
Published by & last updated on May 14, 2013 9:40 am