Is your homepage suddenly changed to Aqovd.com? Have you tried many ways to remove this page but it just didn’t go away? Are there tons of pop-up ads on your web browser whenever you go online? If you are suffering with these problems, then your computer must have been attacked by adware, browser hijacker or other potentially unwanted programs. Follow the manual guide below to get rid of this nasty hijacker step by step now.
Aqovd.com is a questionable web page associated with browser hijacker that can install on one’s computer without any permission and knowledge. This hijacker modifies the default setting of your browser, takes over the browser’s authorization, changes your home page and default search provider, blocks your attempts to access to particular web resources and even redirects the Google search results to malicious websites against your will. It only offers a suspicious search engine on its own page by displaying unreliable search results, misleading information as well as annoying pop-up ads. The hijacker usually enters a computer bundled with free applications which get downloaded from unverified sources. As soon as it is installed, it hijacks all kinds of web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or even Safari.
Be warned that search results provided by Aqovd.com are always filled with advertisements and sponsored links and you had better stay away from that. Aqovd.com hijacker can turn your browsing experience into a nightmare. Every time you try to get online, other unfamiliar web pages will open themselves automatically. When using a major search engine like Google or Yahoo or Bing to search for a specific thing, you will not able to get search results you want because once you do that advertisements pop-up or websites may suddenly open that are completely unrelated to what is being searched for. In addition, this hijacker can escape from the security tools and constantly harass your system with countless ads, slow down you internet speed, freeze your web browser and drop malicious files onto your PC. It seriously affects the functioning of your PC so you have to manually remove it ASAP.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Aqovd.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Aqovd.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Aqovd.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Aqovd.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Technically speaking, Aqovd.com hijacker is not malicious but since it is an insecure search page it can cause a lot of inconveniences and also pose a privacy risk by harvesting data on personal browsing preferences. Once installed, it takes control of your web browsers and changes your default homepage and search engine. During your browsing time, it presents you with annoying pop-ups, banners and ad boxes loaded with exclusive offers, commercials, and discounts on your browser. Additionally it can redirect computer users to website they don’t really want all the time. The purpose of this hijacker is to advertise various websites and gain money from clicks on affiliate links. Therefore, it always puts sponsored links or unwanted ads on the tops of its search results. Aqovd.com may not really harm your computer, but it uses unfair techniques to infiltrate into systems and it can violate your privacy so you had better remove it from the computer as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on June 1, 2015 3:31 am