Friday, October 11, 2013

Get Rid of Start.Qone8.com ----Step by Step Guide to Remove Start.Qone8.com

The narration of victims that being attack of Start.Qone8.com 

My home page seems to have been hijacked. Despite using the home page settings it continues to come up with Start.qone8.com. I tried using the Reset Firfox and that hasn't helped either.

I want to remove http://start.qone8.com as my browser starting or default page. I have changed setting in browsers. I have restarted my computer and did all the things. But Start.Qone8.com is still on my computer. Can you help me?

The true colors of Start.Qone8.com 

Start.Qone8.com is recognized as a catawampus browser hijack virus which is a misleading search engine that provides information about web, image, news, video and many other things on its website. Once Start.Qone8.com enters into the computer, it will apparently bring disaster on PC users’ browsers. No matter you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari Opera, Start.Qone8.com has the ability to alter the home page of all the affected browsers, and then set itself as the default search engine. Which upset the users most is that once the browser settings have been changed, there is no way for computer owners to reset them back. What’s worse, this kind of browser hijacker is so trick that have the function to escape from the detection of antivirus software, that is why Start.Qone8.com still pops up on the screen each time users restart the infected PC after the scan.


Besides modify the browser settings, Start.Qone8.com also in league with other kinds of computer viruses such as adware, spyware and Trojan horse. So after the infection of Start.Qone8.com, it is no wonder that users may also experience unstopped pop-up ads, slow running speed, and other kinds of computer issues.

Since antivirus software can not help users to remove search.qone8.com this notorious redirect, you have to try the manual removal method. To completely remove search.qone8.com from your PC, you just need to follow the five easy steps as below, and then you can get rid of the interruption of Start.Qone8.com effectively and once and for all.

Name – Start.Qone8.com
Type: browser hijacker
Risk Level: Harmful
Operating Environment: Windows platform
Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.
Number of Corruption: More than 50 files at a time
Geographical distribution: Globally Distributed
One image of Start.Qone8.com:


Start.Qone8.com redirect manual removal guide:

Step1: 1. End all the Start.Qone8.com redirect running processes
Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, choose Process icon and stop all the Start.Qone8.com redirect running processes.


Step 2.  Clear all the history records, temp files and cookies of infected browser
Take Internet Explorer as an example:
From the Tools menu in the upper right, click on Internet Options and choose General icon, and then select Delete Browsing History on exit, after that click OK to exit.

Step 3. Remove add-ons:
Take Internet Explorer as an example:
1) Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons;
2) Choose Search Providers → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default.

3) Select Search Results and click Remove to remove it;
4)  Go to Tools → Internet Options, select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save the changes.

Step4: delete all the malicious files.
Click the Start button choose Control Panel, find out Appearance and Personalization, and then click Folder Options and choose the View tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Clean all the malicious files about Start.Qone8.com redirect
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\*.lnk
%appdata%random.dat
%appdata%program name folder

Step 5: Remove all Start.Qone8.com redirect registry entries as follows:
open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )


Find out all Start.Qone8.com redirect registry entries as follows and delete all of them
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ Start.Qone8.DLL
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ Start.Qone8.EXE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”

Note: you should be more careful when you delete the infected files from your computer, if you do not have much experience in dealing with such kind of computer virus; it is recommend making a backup when you operate the above method. If you have any questions about Start.Qone8.com redirect manual removal guide, please click here and get answers from computer experts 24/7 online.

5 comments:

Nolan Wilson said...

tips are effective. but it really takes me a long time to find out the infected files. i have a question, i can not find some files you list , but i delete some files i think belongs to the virus. and, the virus is gone.

Ivy scofield said...

Congratulation to you for removing this notorious virus all by yourself. As I have said, Start.Qone8.com redirect is so tricky that mutates all the time, and it may has different manifestation in different type of PC. To get rid of it, you should remove all the strange and infected files.

vivian smith said...

you guys are so amazing, fix the issue so quickly. i should have contacted you earlier. i have wasted quite a long time in doing this by myself. if i have PC problems in future, i will definitely come to you again. thank you again.
vivian

Ivy scofield said...

Thank you. It is our honor to help you. Next time if you have any PC issue, please feel free to contact us, we are 24/7 online available for you.

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