Uninstall qvo6.com (removal instructions)

Without exaggeration, qvo6.com is one of the most severe browser hijackers these days. It has already attacked computers in many countries, and we’re really reluctant to predict its further behavior. Why is it so? Well, first of all, we are not associated with qvo6.com and any other programs elaborated by Magic Forever Technology Limited. Secondly, we do hope that this browser hijacker will not attack your browser. Otherwise you will experience a tremendous slowdown of your browser, no matter which one you have set by default. By the way, once the installer of this add-on does its job successfully, qvo6 will appear in every browser you have installed on your PC, no matter whether you use it or not. If you have now qvo6.com redirecting your search and would like to remove it as your home page, please carefully follow the guidelines below as we explain the basic steps you need to undertake to get rid of this nasty adware from your computer. Removal of qvo6 described here is primarily a manual sequence of steps. Yet, automatic scanning of your PC with reliable security software is a must-do thing, so please take your time to download anti-malware application that will be effective to clean your system from other junkware. So, let’s get back to qvo6 and describe the ways it enters computers.


It is worth saying that just as many other browser hijackers, qvo6.com is brought to computers through bundled software downloads and further installations. How does this ever happen? Let’s try to explain this process that sometimes leads to unpredictable consequences. There are very many free applications that can be easily downloaded online. These can be some video codes, video players, converters, etc. No matter what you actually install, the offer to download and install something for free is surely tricky for many. Yet, this is where the trap often concealed. In addition to these free programs, the installer of these applications are very often intertwined with the installers of other applications, which are often totally useless and don’t simplify your use of computers. So, this is the exact case with qvo6.com browser hijacker. There are many tools that can be downloaded and installed for free through various online resources, yet they are bundled with installation of qvo6 and many other additional programs. The installation or setup wizard clearly emphasizes your attention to the fact of additional installations, and even gives you the option to uncheck (unselect) these installations, yet user’s failure to be attentive often leads to very unpleasant consequences. As a result, users have qvo6.com as the start page of their browser, which now redirects all user’s inquiries through search.qvo6.com.

It is surely a good question to be asked in the light of the above-said – how to avoid your browser from being hijacked with sites like qvo6.com? We’ll say it again – you’ve got to be very careful and see what you install in addition to the initial software of your preference. Whenever the setup wizard is doing its job, always opt for the custom installation instead of the standard (drive-by)one. So, even if you did like the free program you’ve found over the Internet, make sure that you don’t install anything else in addition with that application of your preference.

The reason why programs like qvo6 are installed into computers is because their owners get a tremendous amount of money for each installation. Qvo6 is a browser hijacker with a combination of adware, so obviously some search results retrieved via qvo6 advertise or promote certain goods and services. By the way, if you carefully read the Privacy Policy statement of this browser add-on, you will discover something that discloses the primary goal of qvo6. It is stated there that the search engine might be used to produce promotional search results and advertisements which may be related to offensive content. So, the owners of qvo6 clearly say that they’ve developed their services for the purpose of advertisement of some products of services, with ads visible together with the search results. Of course, these people who stand behind qvo6 will tell that the search through qvo6 will be really improved, even though we strongly doubt this fact. Quite to the contrary, in fact. We know what it takes to tolerate qvo6. You will have to face the permanent slowdown of your browser, and it will be not a very pleasant experience to have all your search requests redirected permanently. What’s more, qvo6 will seem to be stuck on your browser forever. Even if you decide to uninstall the initial program that came bundled with qvo6, this hijacker will remain on your PC even after you uninstall this free application completely. Many users these days don’t know how to get rid of qvo6 completely, because no matter what they do, this thing still comes up in their browsers as the default search page. In order to remove qvo6 you first need to follow the instructions on removal at the very site of this hijacker – http://www.qvo6.com/uninstall.html. They’re in details described below.

Qvo6 automatic removal (video instructions):

Qvo6 manual removal:

Qvo6 removal from Internet Explorer.

  1. Go to “Tools“, select “Internet Options” panel.
  2. Click “General” tab.
  3. Delete qvo6 homepage link and set a new homepage link.
  4. Click “Settings” button in the “Search” area, open “Manage Add-ons” panel.
  5. Remove qvo6, then close “Manage Add-ons” panel.
  6. Click “Apply” or “OK” on “Internet Options” panel to apply the changes.

Qvo6 removal from Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to “Firefox” button in the upper-left window corner, then select “Options” panel.
  3. Click “General” tab.
  4. Delete qvo6 homepage link and set a new homepage link.
  5. Go to “Firefox“, then select “Add-ons” and open “Add-ons Manager” panel.
  6. Click “Remove” button in the right of qvo6.
  7. Choose “Manage Search Engines” in the search list.
  8. Remove qvo6, then click “OK“.
  9. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

Qvo6 removal from Google Chrome.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click “Customize and control Google Chrome” in the right-top of the page.
  3. Choose “Settings“, then click “Set pages” link to delete qvo6 homepage link. Then click “OK“.
  4. Click “Manage search engines”, delete qvo6, then click “OK“.
  5. Via “Customize and control Google Chrome” go to “Tools“, select “Extensions” open “strong>Extensions” panel.
  6. Remove “qvo6“.
  7. Restart Google Chrome.

Restoring shortcuts of amended browsers.

  1. Find the shortcut of the browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc.) in all locations of the computer, including but not limited to the desktop.
  2. Right click and find the “Option“.
  3. Delete qvo6 in “Target” of the tab “Shortcut“.

Detailed guide to fix browser redirection issue:


27 Replies to “Uninstall qvo6.com (removal instructions)”

  1. I tried every one of the suggestions as described above. All failed. It would appear to go – then suddenly appear again.
    I thought that Stopzilla had worked but the day after, the QVO6 came back. It’s a VERY clever infection and almost impossible to remove.
    I 100% assure you that I didn’t let the software in via the back door. This program installed itself with neither my permission, nor knowledge.
    Eventually, I was able to get rid of it via the superb efforts of Roy Tobin at Webroot’s technical support. He spent ages (via remote control) and eventually freed the computer of the infection. Webroot have now marked the program for blockade. I appreciate that some people inadvertently permit installation of malware (There’s no cure for “Stupid”) but with this program, it just cleverly installed itself. It’s a very serious infection and will be causing a lot of damage world wide in the very near future.

  2. Why is it taking so long for anyone to come up with a simple solution?
    Are browser developers really this dumb?

  3. I have done the above with regard to Google chrome. It does not work. I also followed a youtube video that requires restarting in safe mode and removing the virus from the run program. it did not help either. some help?

  4. I deleted it from everywhere – programs, add-ons, extensions, Firefox start page option and cookies. I deleted Firefox shortcut and made new one from Program Files/ Mozilla Firefox > firefox.exe. Then restarted computer to see if qvo6 comes back. Looks like it’s gone, not showing anymore.

  5. I did it. It is very important to remove it from the browser property. Go to Explorer, Chrome and others icon. Right click on it. Click on properties. Under Target set the default one.
    “C:\Program Files\google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

    Do the same for the other browsers.

  6. Does not work at all..

    Deleted everything and still comes up..

    Mongrel bloody program..

    They should be forced off the INTERNET by


  7. I tried everything including removal of entries from registry. It seems to have divorced Google Chrome but is still in love with IE.

  8. I did this and also followed the instructions from this youtube video (http://youtu.be/MgT_5iPfgfA) and finnaly I solved the problem!
    Very important are the instructions related to the Regedit procedures on the video and the shortcuts properties from this guide.

  9. i think i have found a solution with a mix of all the advice on here….. i went to my CONTROL PANEL and uninstalled any programs that were remotely related to the QVO6 .. then go to your DESKTOP and right click on the browser you use…. in the TARGET is big long numbers and words etc…click in it and then using the arrows to go to the beginning of the target the first bit is the important part that you will need to keep.. but then the QVO6 has attached extra numbers ..DELETE the extra and then APPLY and OK…. then go to your tools to set your home page.. but mine done that automattically … goodluck..mine seems to have been removed.. x

  10. it removed it from all the others but put search.us.com in my firefox…..if you have this problem … open your page.. and HELP…….then… TROUBLEHOOTING INFORMATION and then REST FIREFOX …..hope this helps x

  11. Oh dear ! After some 3 hours or so of unrelenting endeavour, I have just got rid of the menace.( or at least for the time being. Feels like escape from a nightmare) Thanks SYSTEM T F Y C.for publishing the Feedbacks., through which I got the GOLDEN advice of DuZoom. So multiple thanks to you my friend. I also suggest a full scan to top up.

  12. After you got rid of the bad ass, make sure you run a search in the regeditor. You will find a lot of traces from qvo6 there.

    Type qvo6 in the search box and then return. delete whatever you find (belonging to qvo6…) and hit f3 fore a new search… after a while you will get no hits. Just be patient

    1. You may also scan your computer with GridinSoft Trojan Killer which will automatically detect malwares associated with qvo6 browser hijacker. You will then need to hit “Remove selections” button once the threats are detected by Trojan Killer.

  13. Via “Customize and control Google Chrome” go to “Tools“, select “Extensions” open “strong>Extensions” panel. ??? I don’t have that, bs …

  14. Thank you so much Duzoom, it looks like it has worked, I will keep my fingers crossed, it looks like this thing can come in unannounced. I have all sorts of protection on my computer and never allow anything that I do not know. so like others I got infected even with all my protection.

  15. Hi Duzoom,

    Thank you very much. Before I found your site I followed the instructions from at least three other sites and though it was removed from my programs etc the site kept reappearing in the browsers until I followed your instructions on “Restoring shortcuts of amended browsers.”
    That did the job.
    Mine came in on the back of a Chess Titans download; guess windows 8 was not meant to have it.

    Thanks again.

  16. Thank you to all for a great forum. I got this “nasty” while trying to upgrade MS Silverlight, I think. I had the luxury of being able to delete everything, as I was able to downloaded a new Firefox from another machine and saved it across a LAN to the infected machine. Virus gone for now, thanks again.

  17. SIAN, after hours and days of googling this your answer solved my problem! Thank You!
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  18. I did it. It is very important to remove it from the browser property. Go to Explorer, Chrome and others icon. Right click on it. Click on properties. Under Target set the default one.
    “C:\Program Files\google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

    Do the same for the other browsers.

  19. totally useless suggestions.Its about time the producers of mawlare were prosecuted and made to repay people for lost time and productivity.

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