Qword.com may look like a legit search engine and some user consider it that way, but we consider this web resource as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. You may notice the malicious website Qword.com after the installation of some freeware programs. Such applications are often bundled with other programs, this method called “bundling” and it is very common among software spreaders. Qword.com hijacker is using this deceptive trick to be installed in your system. After the installation it will change your homepage and a default search engine on Qword.com website. All your requests will be redirected to this search engine.
The trickiest part of this hijacker in search results. You may notice some adverts there that will try to sell you some product of giving you a “special offer”. The trick is that many of them are fake and can redirect you to other malicious pages. You can be infected with even more viruses through them. Some of them can create backdoors in your system, cyber criminal may use it to steal your information and use it for evil. This is the main reason why we consider Qword.com hijacker a dangerous program. We advise you to uninstall it as soon as you will be aware of its presence in your computer. Check the removal guide below and follow all the instructions and step on it to deal with Qword.com threat.
How does Qword.com get into my system?
Qword.com can be installed with freeware what you download and install from the suspicious site. If you skip installation process be ready that some addition apps will appear on your computer. You should always check all options while installation, so you will find what you are going to install and even cancel unwanted installation.
Removal tool for Qword.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Qword.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):