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How to remove Qone8 – Qone8.com redirect removal instructions (Uninstall)

Qone8 virus (Qone8.com)

The Qone8 virus is a term used to describe potential malware categorized as a browser hijacker that causes many problems for computer and internet users. The Qone8 virus changes existing internet browser settings of popular internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer causing affected internet browsers to redirect to qone8.com and third-party websites as well as start up on qone8.com and similar websites.

qone8 virus

The Qone8 hijacker and related malware raises concerns for internet user’s privacy. It has been reported that Qone8 malware may include users to marketing and mailing lists without consent or knowledge. In some cases victims have received excessive email spam, junk mail, and even telephone calls from telemarketers concerning their recent browsing and computing activities. For example if a user is to search for an iphone while Qone8 is installed they may receive spam mail relative to the iphone. Cyber crimes relative to browser hijacker infections include credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

Qone8.com is not a realistic search engine. Search results displayed by Qone8.com are often irrelevant and may contain malicious links. Furthermore the illegitimate search engine may display advertisements and search results that promote non-beneficial Microsoft Windows security tools classified as rogue software or scareware.

To remove Qone8 malware and stop redirecting to Qone8.com and other websites please use the free removal instructions further below.

How does the Qone8 redirect infect a computer?

Qone8.com may use deceptive and unethical practices in order to get users to visit the search engine. In most cases the Qone8.com redirect is contracted via third-party downloadable content such as freeware, shareware, and in some cases torrents.

The Qone8.com redirect can also be contracted by clicking links and downloading files located associated with advertisements, email spam, and compromised social media content.

  Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove the Qone8 virus

  1. Uninstall Qone8 software – Use the correct procedures to uninstall software relating to the www.qone8.com redirect (from 2 options)
  2. Remove Qone8 browser attachments – Remove Qone8 browser add-ons and extensions
  3. Automatically remove Qone8 malware – Scan for and remove malware infecting your computer system
  4. Automatically repair browser settings – Automatically remove hijacked www.qone8.com settings and automatically uninstall unwanted software
  5. Manually remove qone8.com homepage
  6. Manually remove qone8.com search engine


1. Uninstall Qone8 software (2 options)

Option 1: Windows Uninstall (Manual Uninstall)

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program (depending on your version of Windows).

3. In the list of installed programs search for Qone8 (Qone8 Toolbar, Omiga Plus, etc.) and unwanted third party software (including programs you recently installed). Uninstall any unwanted software by double clicking the program’s icon, or highlight the program in the list and click the Uninstall button/tab.

Option 2: CCleaner by Piriform (Automated Uninstall)

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to uninstall stubborn software and software used to promote the Qone8 browser hijacker.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform and run the program.

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2. Once installed, navigate to ToolsUninstall tab and locate unwanted software in the list. To automatically uninstall the found software click Run Uninstaller.

2. Remove Qone8 browser attachments

If necessary after uninstalling unwanted software, you may need to remove a browser add-on or extension. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party titles such as Dale Toolbar.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Qone8 extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Qone8 add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Qone8 add-on and remove it if located.

3. Automatically remove Qone8 malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can be used to detect and remove Qone8 and/or third-party malware from your computer system.

1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.

3. Open the first tab labeled “Scanner” and select the Perform full scan option. Click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting your computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

4. Once the full system scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a message stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected).

Malwarebytes Gadgetbox

4. Automatically repair browser settings (Automated repair)

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can also be used to repair internet browser settings and stop your browser from redirecting to http://www.qone8.com/ and other unwanted search engines.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform and run the program.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, run the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found. Look for anything that may be suspicious or contain “search or Qone8” in the title or filename.

5. Manually remove Qone8.com homepage

  • In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove qone8.com from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove qone8.com from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
  • In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove qone8.com and replace it with your preferred URL.

6. Manually remove Qone8.com search engine

  • In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove the qone8.com search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove the qone8.com search engine from the list.
  • In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to the home.gamesgofree.com search engine to remove it.

Please note, If http://www.qone8.com/ is set as Google Chrome’s default search engine, add (or select) a new search engine (such as Google.com) and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove www.qone8.com by clicking the X next to it.

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Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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