Start.qone8.com is a browser hijacker currently attacking millions of PCs all over the world in various countries of the world. Users encounter this start.qone8.com site whenever they open each new search tab of their default browser, whereas the very search is initiated through search.qone8.com. This is a very annoying malware sample which is difficult to be removed for many users. Please find our recommended removal instructions that will help you delete this hijacker from your browser automatically.
Start.qone8.com browser hijacker comes into computers suddenly, out of the blue. This is often the result of user installing some other program which he/she downloaded online for free. There are many of such applications which are absolutely at no cost for users. But the problem is that very often they are automatically bundled with a lot of extras like adware programs, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons. The installer of such free programs offers users to install these extras by default. Surely, this is the responsibility of user to uncheck installation of all such extras (the installer, by the way, gives such an option).
Failure of user to be attentive while installing free programs and their failure to uncheck installation of all such extras results in occurrence of browser hijackers like start.qone8.com. This particular kind of malware has been developed by one Chinese company. It is these days spread together with many other utilities. For example, if you install Omiga Plus (totally useless application) the installer will give you an offer to automatically install start.qone8.com into your default browser. This problem can become especially peculiar to browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers aren’t an exception, of course.
Start.qone8.com displays a lot of annoying and often totally irrelevant ads together with the search results and search bar. This is all done in order to earn money for its owners. This is, of course, the only reason why some people develop browser hijackers. You might encounter the bunch of sponsored links and various advertisements that promote all kinds of products and services online. This all surely makes browsing via start.qone8.com as a very unpleasant experience. The best solution to which you can come to is to get rid of this hijacker from your system at once, upon the very first detection. Please follow our automatic removal instructions set forth below.
Removal tool for start.qone8.com browser hijacker:
Removal video at YouTube:
Detalied instructions to reset your browser settings with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer and remove start.qone8.com from your browsers:
- In Trojan Killer’s window click “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“.
- Give your permission for the program to reset the settings of your browser.
- You will see the following confirmation of browsers reset by Trojan Killer.