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Qone8 Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

What is Qone8 Virus?

Qone8, also known as Omiga Plus, is a browser hijacker, which may set your browser's home page and/or default search engine to, or may endanger your privacy because it infiltrates to your internet browser silently with various software packages and may track your browsing habits without your consent.

Qone8 Browser Hijacker

Most popular browsers are vulnerable to Qone8 virus, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Qone8 supposedly comes from a company registered in Taiwan. However, the website is located in the US.

Our recommedation is to get rid of Qone8, and as soon as possible either by doing it manually with the instructions provided below, or using a certified antispyware software to do it automatically for you.

How to remove Qone8 hijacker?

Automated Qone8 removal instructions

  1. Download SpyHunter to remove Qone8:

    Download Qone8 removal tool

    or type in the following URL:
    Read more about SpyHunter and how to install it

  2. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. To help install SpyHunter, you can read our simple guide here.

Manual Qone8 removal instructions

Note: manual removal of Qone8 and its' files should only be performed by an experienced computer user. Proceed at your own risk.

To remove Qone8 and all traces of the infection, carefully follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel and choose Uninstall a program (if on Windows Vista/7/8) or Add/Remove Programs (if on Windows XP). In the list, select and uninstall any applications with Qone8 or Omiga Plus in its' name.

Article written by Adam G.

Adam is a computer security enthusiast, web developer and Windows/Linux geek. Loves metal music, chess and Starbucks.

4 Responses

  1. jay blindside
    jay blindside November 9, 2013 at 4:21 am | | Reply

    How do I remove qone8 from ny windows 8 computer? For starters it does NOT show up when I try add/remove progs and I can only assume that I must buy a programme to remove it then?

  2. Charlotte Wolter
    Charlotte Wolter November 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm | | Reply

    Hello Adam G.,

    Thanks for your efforts with Qone8.

    I did all you suggested and many more things, including going into about:config in Firefox, and also removing Qone8 from the shotcut.

    I also tried to use Tools>Manage Addons>Searches in Internet Explorer, but Qone8 won't let me delete it. "Delete" is greyed out.

    I also did a search of the computer and removed all files with Qone8 in their names. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (but you can't do that with IE).

    However, I just discovered that Qone8 put itself back into the "Target" line of the shortcut to Firefox, so it's still around somewhere. I don't download and run any third-party unknown software. Is there anyone from amajor security vendor who can vouch for you. I'm sorry to be so distrustful, but once burned …  By the way, I got Qone8 while trying to download Start8. There was a confusing set of buttons and I hit the wrong one. Shame on Start8.

    Charlotte Wolter


  3. Luis
    Luis May 30, 2014 at 7:22 pm | | Reply

    I accidentally installed this, with the Daemon Tools Lite installation.

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