Sunday, October 6, 2013

Remove Vqo6 Virus—Uninstall Guide to Get Rid of Vqo6 Browser Hijacker

What is Vqo6?

The website is classified as a browser hijacker which is created by the cyber criminals to kidnap the browsers of infected computers for commercial promotion or meeting their marketing needs. 
To allure people, has the appearance of a normal, high quality search engine. When Vqo6 sneaks into the computer, it will gradually take over the whole victim browsers and change browser settings without users’ permission. It will set the as the start page and default web search engine. Afterwards, redirect becomes more and more irritating and seriously interferes with users’ online activities. One of the malicious behaviors of Vqo6 is that it will list both safe and unsafe websites on the search results so PC users may be confused by the similarity between safe link and malicious link. If victims incautiously click the fake links, other computer infections will get the chance to invade into the compromised PC. 

Besides the above harmful actions, there are also other terrible symptoms associated with Vqo6 browser hijacker will create a lot of unstopped advertisements. Users may not be able to see the whole page they want to see on the screen as the pop-up ads has blocked their sight. 
What’s worse, this type of infections will frequently contain components that may keep track of users’ online activity, browser history and other data. The whole performance of the infected PC will decline day after day with the existence of browser hijacker.

The screenshot of Vqo6 redirect:

Two methods to get rid of Vqo6 browser hijacker - Manual removal guide and Automatic scan

Method one: manually get rid of Vqo6

1.End all the running processes of this browser hijacker
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
 Stop all the malicious running processes.
 2. Remove malicious add-on and extensions from your web browsers.
Internet Explorer:
 (1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
 (2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
 (3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

 (1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on
 (2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

 Google Chrome:
 (1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

 3. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by this browser hijacker.
Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.

 4. 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.

 5. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about this browser hijakcer
(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. (2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

6. Delete malicious registry entries related to this browser hijakcer.
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. )
Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Method two: get rid of  Vqo6 with Spyhunter automatic scan

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall


Note: Manual removal of Vqo6 is a process of high complexity and should be performed with extreme caution, or mal-operation often results in loss of precious data even system crash. Therefore, if you're not familiar with that, it is suggested that you back up Windows registry first before carrying out the manual approach, or you can choose the automatic scan – download Spyhunter antivirus software here to get rid of Vqo6 quickly and completely.

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