http://qone8.com/, the same as other computer infection http://start.qone8.com/ and http://search.qone8.com/ is part of series browser hijacker which may definitely make a great chaos to the infected computer. Once you have noticed its existence, you should take action to remove it as soon as possible.
This redirect virus may take advantages of the system security vulnerability to sneak into the target computer without uses’ knowledge and permission. And it also hide in the email attachments, once computer users have opened these email attachments, it gets the chance to invade into the computer.
Qone8.com browser hijacker may bring in other kinds of computer virus during its setup process, such as adware, Trojan horse and spyware. When it is installed, qone8.com begins to undertake lots of harmful tasks. It may alter the homepage and default search engines into qone.com and also redirect users into http://qone8.com/, http://start.qone8.com/, or http://search.qone8.com/ when they open the browsers each time. Some strange icons are added on the bookmark or favorite bar without users consent. When these browser settings have been made, it won’t allow users to reset them back as Qone8.com redirect virus always comes with a helper object which can protect its settings from being changed. As a result, only after a completely removal of Qone8.com, you can recover all your previous settings.
At the same time, the PC performance is affected by this computer redirect virus. You may notice that the PC is running more and more slowly and windows get freeze when you are watching the videos or playing computer games. What’s worse, some computer users encounter system crash when they keep Qone8.com longer in their PC.
All in all, Qone8.com is a big threat to your computer, take action to remove it right now.
The screenshot of qone8.com:
Method one: Qone8.com manual removal guideStep1: 1. End all the Qone8.com redirect running processes
Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, choose Process icon and stop all the Qone8.com redirect running processes.
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.
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.
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 Qone8.com redirect
%appdata%program name folder
%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Step 5: Remove all 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 Qone8.com redirect registry entries as follows and delete all of them
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adware Qone8.com \UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Qone8.com \ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Qone8.com \DisplayName Qone8.com
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.
Method two: Automatically remove Qone8.com with Spyhunter antivirus software:
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 Qone8.com
Summary: Due to the changeable characters of Qone8.com, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing Qone8.com and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Qone8.com automatically for you.