Remove is a type of browser hijacker wherein your home page setting is changes to its new value. The moment you see this adware on your screen as home page, you do not have to think twice to remove it abruptly.

Victims of redirect virus had some hard time in removing it. Uninstalling it from Add/Remove program list may not work at all times. That is why we provide a simple guide on how to delete successfully. Just follow the procedure at the bottom of this article.

Reasons why you must remove is that every time you try to search in the Internet, you will always redirect to this site. Sometimes, it points the browser to web page you do not even know. It contains vast amount of ads and endorsement for some products. Moreover, when you click such ads, it may lead to some risks on your system.

Screenshot of old page is typically bundled to other program that every Internet user may download from the web. Most of the victims get this nasty program in their PC with no consent. For all you know, simple download of free software cause great damage to the computer.

All this mess can be avoided if you are always watchful to what you are installing. Preventive measure would be a big help to secure your entire system. Use reputable antivirus and anti-malware program. Keep it up to date. Put up a firewall and make sure it is always on as well as automatic updates on latest Microsoft security. Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised Windows computer. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful in deleting internet hijacker and pop-ups.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of threat like through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete malware, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Uninstall from Windows

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

Step 3 : Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Google Chrome

Remove the Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

2. Input the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:


Screenshot of Chrome Extensions in PC

3. Look for or a relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Microsoft Edge

Remove from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If is still present on the browser and unwanted homepage and pop-ups persist, another option is to remove the hijacker from the browser settings.

5. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

6. Input the following string in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:


Screenshot of MS Edge Address Bar

7. Look for and Remove or Disable entries for from the Installed Extensions area.

Screenshot of Edge Extension Removal

8. You may now close the window and restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Uninstall the Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type or copy and paste the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:


Screenshot of Firefox Extension

3. Click on Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an entry that pertains to and Disable or Remove it from the browser using the options button.

Step 4 : Scan with AdwCleaner and Reset Chrome Policies

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of on the browser that were not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer, especially browsers affected by

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner.exe to start running the tool.

4. If Windows displays a prompt saying, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" click Yes to proceed.

5. On the AdwCleaner dashboard, click on Settings.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Policies

6. While in the Settings window, please turn On the Reset Chrome Policies and Reset IE Policies.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Scanner

7. Go back to the Dashboard and click the Scan Now button.

8. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated with

9. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

10. AdwCleaner will then prompt an option to run another repair, which will reset Winsock and other settings. Please click the Run Basic Repair button.

Screenshot of Basic Repair

11. A message will appear stating that "All processes will be closed..." Please click Continue.

Image of Basic Repair Message

12. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of as well as other detected threats.

Step 5 : Run the Final Scan Using Sophos Home Antivirus.

To remove automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware; it is also effective in discovering browser hijacker like

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from, as well as associated malware and viruses.

The above procedures should have totally eliminated browser hijacker. However, if you find that there are still remnants of the malware, please proceed to the next steps below.

Step 6 : Fixing the Homepage and Search Engine

Google Chrome

Remove from the Homepage and Search of Chrome

1. Open the Google Chrome browser. Type or copy and paste the following on the address bar. Then, press Enter on the keyboard:


Screenshot of Chrome Settings Page

2. Go to the left sidebar and click On Startup.

3. Select "Open a specific page or set of pages" in the right panel.

Chrome On Startup Screenshot

4. Locate the unwanted Homepage URL, click on More Actions icon (3-dot), and select Remove or Edit.

5. If you choose Edit, enter the desired web address as your home page, replacing Click Save.

6. To set the default search engine, go to the left sidebar, and this time, select Search Engine.

Screenshot of Search Settings

7. Click on the Manage search engines and site search button in the right panel.

8. Find the unwanted Search Engine in the list. Click on More Actions icon, and then click Delete.

9. Go back to the left side bar and click Search Engine.

Default Search Engine Screenshot

10. In the right panel, choose a valid entry from the "Search engine used in the address bar."

You can now restart the Google Chrome browser to see if the unwanted homepage and search engine related to are gone.

Microsoft Edge

Get Rid of from the Homepage of Edge Browser

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

2. In the address bar, type or copy and paste the string below, then press Enter on the keyboard:


MS Edge Start Page Screenshot

3. Go to the "When Edge Starts" area. Under the "Open these pages" section, click More Actions (3-dot).

4. Select Edit to open the Edit Page window.

5. Input your desired address to replace the homepage settings of

Screenshot of Home URL

6. Click the Save button. You may now restart Microsoft Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Delete from the Homepage and Search of Firefox.

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser on your computer.

2. Type or copy and paste the following on the address bar, then press Enter on the keyboard:


3. Click Home in the sidebar area.

Firefox Preferences Screenshot

4. Under "Homepage and new windows", you may choose Firefox Home (Default) or Custom URLs.

5. If you chose Custom URLs, input the desired URL to replace settings.

6. To configure the default search engine, select Search in the left sidebar to display the settings.

Screenshot of Firefox Default Search

7. Under the "Default Search Engine" list, please select a legitimate one (i.e., Google).

8. Scroll down to "Search Shortcuts" and select an unwanted search engine.

Remove Search from Firefox Image

9. Click on the Remove button to delete the unwanted search engine. You may now restart the Mozilla Firefox browser.

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12 thoughts on “Remove”

  1. There is one piece missing from this, QV06 also adds a certain line to all your browser shortcuts, in target it adds the URL after it like this “C:\Program Files (x86)Mozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”[hijack URL]. So it will always open that site until you remove it. Since some text on a shortcut isn’t malware this fix does not include that. Simply right-click your icons and remove that piece of URL and its gone.

  2. Thank you. It was driving me crazy. Removing this from all my browser shortcuts did the trick.

  3. Ew method works. Just to share what I’ve done to remove

    1. Did the procedures above, scanning and cleaning the browser.
    2. Locate the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox Icon. Do this one browser at a time.
    3. Right-click on the icon, select “Properties” from the drop-down list.
    4. You will see a Shortcut tab.
    5. Under “Target”, I found that the current string is
    C:\Users\PC1\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe http://

    6. I simply delete the “http://” and all is well now.

  4. Lots of credit to Bioniic! I followed your advice and finally I got rid of the most annoying qvo6.
    Thanks a lot!

    Says Dagge in Sweden

  5. Yes, I accept its a sort of malware activity which makes data transmission speed actually slow but after making this changes you will actually find difference.

    Even when you do this, you can check registry, you will not find any trace of

  6. I finally found the target/shortcut mentioned above and did in fact see the extra after which I deleted. But when I open Chrome still takes me to the damn qv06 page. Please for the love of god help!!

  7. Thena, you may need to restore the default homepage of Chrome. Do the following.

    1. Click on the Customized Icon on upper right corner of the browser. It is the icon with 3 horizontal bars.
    2. Select Settings from the lists.
    3. Locate the “On startup” section. Click on “Open a specific page, Set pages.”
    4. Add your preferred home page or simply use any on the existing one.
    5. Mouse-over on the and delete it by clicking on the X button.
    6. Save your current settings or click OK.

  8. Hello,

    I am not able to remove this qv06 as default from my IE and Chrome. I right clicked on browser icon from quick launch icons at the bottom but I don’t see properties option.

    Kindly advise.

  9. stateofsilence

    I did all this as stated by bionic and also the necessary changes under ‘settings’ but I still haven’t got rid of it . Please help.

  10. Thanks Firefox support.

    Got attacked by this QVO6 since two days and what a nasty malware it is! Firefox won’t open. Thrilled to stumble into this site devoted to my problem! Resetting worked like magic.

    Thanks again.

    Firefox supporter,

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