Qvo6 Hijacker

Qvo6 Hijacker Description

Qvo6 hijacker Image 1Qv06 hijacker works in synchrony with a browser hijacker that may target poorly protected or out-of-date computers and cause numerous inconveniences to their users. Qv06 hijacker also may be associated with PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and adware, which may cause the presence of Qv06 hijacker to become even more problematic. The most noticeable symptom of the Qv06 hijacker is that the computer user's homepage will be replaced by Qv06.com, and any attempt from the computer user to reverse this situation will be fruitless. However, using a proper anti-malware application, affected computer users can identify and annihilate the browser hijacker linked to the Qv06 domain. While browsing the Internet, Pc users may open an email attachment or click on a link supposedly sent by a known source and allow the entrance of unwanted and even harmful programs such as Qvo6 hijacker, which may endanger the stability of their machines and data.

When using the help of an adware program, Qv06 hijacker may display numerous and disturbing advertisements and redirect traffic to questionable URLs that may stimulate the user to click on sponsored advertisements in order to generate questionable income for its controllers. The security settings of the affected computer may be weakened in order to allow the entrance of unwanted advertisements and traffic. Qvo6 hijacker may compromise your bookmarks, which may create an unhealthy environment, especially if your children are allowed to use your computer because there may be pornographic websites and other rated content. The distribution methods utilized by Qvo6 hijacker are very common, but the most favored is been delivered bundled with freeware since too many PC users do not pay the necessary attention to the installation details. Also, browser hijackers or corrupted add-ons may present themselves as a necessary toolbar that may end up being an unwanted addition. Qvo6 has been known to distribute third-party programs like the Certified Toolbar. Security researchers suspect that Qvo6.com, sponsored by PortaldoSites.com, may redirect affected Web browsers to unwanted sites and potentially unsafe pages that distribute threats.

While novice PC users may easily find instructions to reverse unwanted browser settings and edits to the hosts file, clever obfuscation tricks will make it hard for many users to decipher the good files from the bad or malicious ones hidden throughout. One incorrect edit or removal of the wrong file and the user could corrupt their systems' hard drive and keep Windows from booting. Furthermore, technical understanding is needed to undo harmful registry service commands. Therefore, we suggest that PC users seek the aid of a professional anti-malware solution equipped with an anti-rootkit to counter masks files buried in the root of the system. A stealth anti-malware solution will be able to recover the OS and better guard the computer going forth against browser hijackers.

Security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid clicking on any advertisements or content that appears as a result of browser hijackers linked to Qv06.com. This kind of content is frequently threatening or associated with harmful actions. In the event of Qv06 hijacker redirects and other symptoms associated with the website, it is important to remove any browser extensions or toolbars that have been installed recently. Once this has been accomplished, security analysts then advise using a fully updated anti-malware scan to clean your computer removing any possible unsafe content remaining.

Technical Information

File System Details

Qvo6 Hijacker creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %TEMP%\eIntaller\85711E23AE47427bAAA87EB7BBA4EBE9\eXQ.exe 460,344 edcd457e9a88012c97f3946ac14993f8 44
2 %TEMP%\eIntaller\BCA018E31ACD433795EE1854C270BC08\DProtect.exe 1,423,936 acc378147807fd12136cfbde2f81af02 1
3 amt_ar_qvo6.exe 93,776 3f580a0c95f82e4d126483c121055b98 0
4 adks_ar_qvo6.exe 489,552 4e6273221edf7559c439d35fe9eac94e 0
5 qvo6.exe 543,232 a4c227701f45a8b12d5f92b8607b8d89 0

Registry Details

Qvo6 Hijacker creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
qvo6 Browser Protecter
Regexp file mask
%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\qvo6.xml
%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\qvo6.xml
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\qvo6.xml
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\qvo6.xml
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\qvo6.com
File name without path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "DisplayName" = "qvo6"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "URL" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "DisplayName" = "qvo6"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Opera\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86} "URL" = "http://search.qvo6.com/web/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Safari.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe" http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=sg9ad64b62-231b0130&ts=1370975758"

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