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Easy Way to Remove Start.Qone8.com – Redirect Virus Removal

Published on November 4, 2013

Start.Qone8.com has the ability to bring disaster on PC users’ browsers apparently, which recognized as a catawampus browser hijack virus that could make chaos on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari Opera. Under the elaborate camouflage, Start.Qone8.com pretends itself with a pure interface as a legitimate and practical search engine as the similar as Yahoo, Google or Bing. Titled with Qone8.com search engine, it claims that it is capable of offering computer users search service as well as popular advertisement and frequently-used links including Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Yahoo.com, etc. However, the counterfactual condition has been noticed that Start.Qone8.com could not provide the helpful functions for Windows users but modify default system settings to make trouble on compromised machine instead. In this case, it is necessary to remove Start.Qone8.com redirect virus from our PCs for the sake of avoiding any unwanted damage.
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For detailed, as a tricky tool created by cyber criminals, Start.Qone8.com can escape the detection and auto PC protection from anti-spyware, so as to permeate into target PC without host’s awareness. Every time you open your browser and start a new tab or link, Start.Qone8.com domain will pop up automatically without your expectation. As the same as other redirect virus like Eazel Search virus, Adtcs.sitescout.com, Qone8.com virus could alter default homepage of browser via altering DNS settings and install its related add-ons or extensions on browser in order to follow and trace your search history and cookies. If this is the case, cyber crooks can steal your sensitive online data as much as they want, this could include your bank card numbers and password,Visa information and social accounts on Facebook, Twitter and so on. It is easy to tell that we should remove Start.Qone8.com timely once being informed the existence of it to prevent horrible damage and data loss.

Nevertheless, what detrimental results Start.Qone8.com could make is beyond our imagination, it may exploit system vulnerabilities through inserting its malicious codes and values so as to lead to more hazardous threats which may contain ransomware, Trojan Worms, etc. Being attacked by numerous infections, affected machine could perform Blue Screen and even computer crash as symptoms. Thus, it is time to deal with Start.Qone8.com seriously and attempt to remove Start.Qone8.com redirect completely to stop its aggressive behaviors.

Start.Qone8.com Redirect Virus Auto Removal:

Obviously, trying antivirus software has very low chance to get rid of Start.Qone8.com. This threat protects itself by using the latest advanced technology to escape various antivirus detection and removal so even you have downloaded a bunch of antivirus software but with no good result.

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Start.Qone8.com Virus Manual Removal:

Start.Qone8.com has created a lot of registry entries and files to the system. To completely remove Start.Qone8.com, you must find out all the malicious things’ locations and delete them. But please be aware that manual removal is not an easy job because Start.Qone8.com encrypts its files using Random names and makes them invisible sometimes. You need to have expert skills dealing with registry editor, program files, dll. files, processes. Otherwise, any mistake occurs could make your situation go from bad to worse. It is highly recommended to contact VilmaTech Support online computer experts for help to remove Start.Qone8.com safely and quickly.

1.    Delete add-ons and reset homepage back.
Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;

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2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;

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3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome:
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;

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2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;

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4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

Mozilla Firefox:

1)    Open Firefox and go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

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2)   Click the Reset Firefox button.

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3)  After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

2.   Open your Task Manger by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete key and end the processes of Start.Qone8.com:

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3. The associated files to be removed in folders on Local Disk (note: new files are still created each month so far):

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%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\*.lnk
4. Open your Registry Editor and then find out the registry entries of Start.Qone8.com virus to remove them (note: new registry entries are still made every month so far):

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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”

Cautions: Prevent The Possible Way to Get Start.Qone8.com

1) downloading files/drivers from an unreliable web sites;
2) opening email or downloading media files that contain the activation code of the virus;
3) The virus has successfully hacked some famous social online communicate website such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and sites like that. The web masters are not possible to have enough time to manage all corners of their websites. If you get any suspicious pop-up from a website, you have to be careful since the pop-up may not be from the website, instead, may be from Trojans that can control your PC within a short time if you click the pop-up.

Manual removal is a complex and hazardous process that may cause irreparable man-made damage to your computer. The above mentioned Start.Qone8.com manual removal process is really risky and cumbersome which should be handled with adequate expertise skills. So, this removal job is only suggested for those advanced PC users, because any mistake of removing critical files and registry entries will lead to your computer crash terribly. To get your PC problem resolved successfully within only a short period of time, you’d better consult VilmaTech computer experts 24/7 online to help you remove Start.Qone8.com from your PC completely.

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  • JamesMorgan

    I just found reply from one of your guys on answers.microsoft. Very prompt and helpful. Thx for the brilliant article, I will definitely bookmark the site, you know, just in case ;)

  • Fran

    Start.qone8 didn’t appear neither in those folders that you mentioned neither in Registry or Task manager. I still get the search website when I open a new tab.