Solved Getting rid of qv06.com

August 3, 2013 at 15:15:53
Specs: Windows XP, 1000
How do I get rid of the browser hijacker qv06.com. I have tried most of the suggestions that people have on Google but nothing has worked up till now. Help please. Take note that my os is Windows XP Home Edition.

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#1
August 3, 2013 at 16:12:10
In the file system (from "My Computer" C Drive) go to:
Program Files > Internet Explorer

In the internet Explorer folder right click the file iexplore.exe and create a shortcut. Put it on the desktop and double click it. Is is any different when using that?

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#2
August 3, 2013 at 16:50:39
✔ Best Answer
Another to try.

1: Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan. Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.


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#3
August 4, 2013 at 06:54:05
QV06 removal guide - ADW should do the job..

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...

Another way as mentioned here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...


Windows XP:

Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs.
Select the unwanted program (including Desk 365) and select Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

Start -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program.
Right-click on the unwanted program and select Uninstall to remove it.


Internet Explorer:

Right-click on the shortcut you use to launch Internet Explorer.
Select Properties and click on the Shortcut tab.
In the Target area delete everything written after “iexplore.exe” and click OK.
Now launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
Select Internet Options and click on the General tab.
Overwrite the Home Page and click OK.
Now tap Alt+T again and select Manage Add-ons.
Click on Toolbars and Extensions from the menu on the left.
Select the unwanted add-on and click Disable to remove it.
Now click on Search Providers, click on Qvo6.com and select Remove. Click Close.

Thanks for any input.


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#4
August 4, 2013 at 10:27:40
I tend to agree that ADWCleaner has a good chance of removing this. Unfortunately when a poster says they have tried most of the suggestions, without spelling them out, we become unsure what to include or exclude.

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#5
August 4, 2013 at 15:02:59
Yes I have used most of the available software programs available. As I explained, I'm on Windows XP and some suggestions just don't work with XP. I used ADWCleaner to no effect. What I find interesting is that since I applied Spybot Search & Destroyed my ADW Cleaner is gone! Did Spybot took it as a virus or spyware. Derek I'll try yours first and trhen look at the other suggestions. Will report back.

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#6
August 4, 2013 at 15:10:17
Derek I went there but only find the file Iexplore.exe.mui. I put it on the desktop, renamed it but nothing changed. Am I siupposed to do something with it on the desktop? And is it the correct file. I don't find Iexplore.exe.

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#7
August 4, 2013 at 15:12:23
I have found that the ADWCleaner does sometimes go missing when there is an update.
When you get the new download run the Scan followed by the Delete button. Please paste the log on here so that we can see what it tried to deal with.

The reason for my suggestion in #1 is that sometimes qv06.com puts an addition into the normal IE shortcut. Using a new shortcut will prove whether this has happened or not.

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#8
August 4, 2013 at 15:21:43
Ditto for the Junkware Removal Tool log please.

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#9
August 4, 2013 at 15:30:15
Things happen fast. I quickly downloaded ADWCleaner and put her through yhe motions. I will probably discover later the damaged she had done but it seems the qvo6.com is gone. I will have to restart I suppose to be really sure. I'm doing it now and will be back in 5 minutes time.

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#10
August 4, 2013 at 15:37:02
" I quickly downloaded ADWCleaner"

It is now essential you run Junkware Removal Tool.


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#11
August 4, 2013 at 15:55:00
As per #10.

It is easy to remove the symptoms but more steps are required to ensure that there is nothing still lurking that could come back.

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#12
August 4, 2013 at 16:15:11
Guys I cannot begin to express my sincere gratitude towards you guys for coming to my rescue. And I think it did work(fingers crossed). Derek's point is taken and this is what I did. I re-downloaded ADWCleaner and gave it a run-through. It did seem to get rid of a lot of malicious items but now, at least for the moment, my homepage is fixed on download.

Thanks guys but don't run away too far...I might be coming back sooner than you think.. Love you all.

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#13
August 4, 2013 at 16:18:20
"Thanks guys but don't run away too far..."
We are still here, waiting for you to finish what we asked.

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#14
August 5, 2013 at 07:35:08
tbcry76

Can you personally vouch for iSafe virus removal tool?

If not we should be careful.

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#15
September 2, 2013 at 23:26:20
Thanks so much to JPAG3704 - you saved me from going crazy. Nothing I could do would stop my internet explorer from continuing to open on the qvo6 search page. However, all I had to do was do as you suggested and right click on the IE shortcut, then select Properties, and go into the shortcut tab and then in the Target area I just deleted everything written after “iexplore.exe” as you suggested. I then clicked Apply instead of OK and now when I click the internet explorer shortcut it finally works and I go straight to my home page. Of course I had done a lot of the other stuff before this such as deleting the qvo6 home page, and running the Adwcleaner but I just couldn't get internet explorer to go to my old home page it kept coming up with qvo6's page. Your little gem saved me. Thanks again.

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#16
September 3, 2013 at 08:05:08
Re my #14

Looks like the post I was referring to has now been removed.

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#17
September 4, 2013 at 01:39:33
I can echo what Possumko said. Derek, Johnw and Jpag really helped me as well with this problem. Problem is this window still pops up requesting me to update for example RealPlayer, or IE. And this is where I picked up this virus or what you call it. Now I'm just deleting it.

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#18
September 4, 2013 at 07:45:38
It's good that things seem better but if you want to go the next quarter of a mile then the best course of action, as I see it, is to continue with Johnw at #10 if he is still available.

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#19
September 4, 2013 at 15:47:01
"best course of action, as I see it, is to continue with Johnw at #10 if he is still available"
Still here, will be away 3 or 4 days next week.

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#20
September 13, 2013 at 06:28:05
The new shortcut to Internet Explorer worked perfectly on Windows 7. Many thanks.

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#21
September 13, 2013 at 09:13:46
OK thanks. If anything untoward should happen then pop back because these threads remain open for months.

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