Has anyone found out how to rid IE of the "Curse of qvo6"?

For some time now, whenever I call up a new copy of IE10 I get a spurious Web Browser.

My IE10 defaults to http://google.com.au as a home page.  Currently it goes to

http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=tti&from=tti&uid=WDCXWD5000AAKX-001CA0_WD-WCAYUH42546525465&ts=1367624530

which is a low grade search engine.  I never asked for it.  I don't want it.  I just can't get rid of it.

 

Has anyone come up with a way to purge my machine of this vice?

 

I have asked similar questions at other forums and received advice which I have followed.  Unfortunately, up to now, no-one has come up with a cure THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!  If you have one, I (and probably thousands of others) would dearly love to know what it is.

 

Thanks

 

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For some time now, whenever I call up a new copy of IE10 I get a spurious Web Browser.

My IE10 defaults to http://google.com.au as a home page.  Currently it goes to

http://www.qvo6.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=tti&from=tti&uid=WDCXWD5000AAKX-001CA0_WD-WCAYUH42546525465&ts=1367624530

which is a low grade search engine.  I never asked for it.  I don't want it.  I just can't get rid of it.

 

Has anyone come up with a way to purge my machine of this vice?

 

I have asked similar questions at other forums and received advice which I have followed.  Unfortunately, up to now, no-one has come up with a cure THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!  If you have one, I (and probably thousands of others) would dearly love to know what it is.

 

Thanks


(1) Go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and uninstall the any utility related to the hijacked and redirected URL.

Then open your browser and go to tools---->manage addons----> in tools bars and extensions remove/disable anything related to the hijacked and redirected URL.


(2)Download hitman pro 3.7 and have a full system scan..
http://www.surfright.nl/en
or 


use adwcleaner http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/)
or 

use junkware-removal-tool http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/ 


More info: http://www.windowstechinfo.com/2013/07/internet-explorer-default-home-page.html

Finally you can change your home page as you wish
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Thanks for the try.

(1) I have done all these things before and I just did them again.

(2) I tried all of those and the only change is that one of them has tried to install Ask.com as my default search engine.

 

Other than that no progress!

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(2) I tried all of those and the only change is that one of them has tried to install Ask.com as my default search engine.


Im sorry to hear that you are still having the problem...
If you can remember can u specify which one asked such thing .. (hitman pro 3.7, adwcleane or junkware-removal-tool)

Because i have used these three tools for a long time, but i was never prompted such a thing.....

So you have to find another way, good luck for that...
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It was the second of them.

There was a dialog which gave the option of installing Ask and making it default.  I carefully declined but I got it anyway.  It is worse that qvo6 in that if I click for another page of IE10 (the grey box up at the top of the screen next to the current screen title) it comes up with Ask.  At least qvo6 only comes up in a new copy of IE10.

 

Neither of these are accessible through Control Panel ->  ->Uninstall.  IE10 is set to have Google.com as default.  These two just overwrite that.

 

Kaspersky doesn't see it.  MalwareBytes can't find it.

 

Grrrrrrr! 

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I have created a thread related to your problem regarding this "beepingcomputer tried to download additional toolbars/homepage changes"...  This will help for other community members to avoid such problems.. you may comment if needed

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/will-bleepingcomputer-tools-install-toolbars-like/c76f09cc-6925-4e27-8214-4b5ec1ff35f3

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/502770/will-bleepingcomputer-tools-install-toolbars-like-askavg
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Lawrence Abrams, the Bleepingcomputer.com site owner and myself have replied.


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The plot with qvo6 thickens - curdles or coagulates perhaps.

Now the interface comes up as a pretent Google.com interface.

This darn thing has updated itself!

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I'm just an everyday user, but have had similar issues. Two things to try. In Internet Options Advanced Tab disable Dom storage and use Developer Tools to debug Scripts of homepage. Look at scripts errors and see if on load it redirects to about blank page and the script in that redirects to the unwanted page. I have had to delete the file for the about blank page to free mine up. no expert here but did work for me twice. good luck :)

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After you uninstall it from Programs, Manage-Add ons, etc, you have to remove the QVo6 path from the Internet Explorer shortcut "Target" or it will keep coming back each time you launch the browser......



 There should just be the Internet Explorer executable file. Delete everything after iexplore.exe

 

 

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This actually worked - thanks! Although I didn't have a IE shortcut on my desktop, I right clicked on the explorer icon in the start menu and selected properties and deleted the string as per above. All seems back to normal again... Yay!

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