How to remove & redirects ( & attacks your browser in a very sneaky way. Many security solutions, including probably those installed on your PC, would not consider it an attack and thus detect no relevant infection , even a PUP (a potentially unwanted program), because its trickery is uneven. The explanation rests on the fact the changes and installations constituting the issue are usually made according to agreement users typically accept from a formal point of view.
In the wild, here comes a document that nobody would read properly, nothing to say of studying, save lawyers and adware vendors. This agreement goes along some (free) target content e.g. codec people actually would want to grab, and stipulate that along so-and-so stuff that you wanted to get you get this thingy.
Once installed into your PC, the adware applies a range of modifications to browser and related settings yet aims at proactively controlling what you are doing, the latter may lead to failure of some websites to load on your request. To get rid of is thus a matter of eliminating any bans to url you try to reach.
If you are a frequent visitor to this website  you probably have noted its similarity to Google. This is obviously made to make users believe they deal with a counterpart of the latter. In fact, those who deal with it have got a tricky, if not obviously malicious, clone of the renowned search engine.
Removal of redirect might be another good reason to download antimalware scanner available here (SpyHunter). Since the adware varies in its symptoms and components, it is extremely difficult to target your case specific edition without applying the solution as recommended herewith. The solution is a comprehensive remedy to kill the malware in question, all its modifications duly covered. redirect malware


If you are running Firefox, you need to change some settings or ensure they do not feature the adware.

I. Make sure Qone8 (BHO) has been removed:

Find Tools in FireFox on the upper menu of your current Mozilla tab;

In Tools, choose Add-ons;

Click Extensions and remove (see screenshot).

II. Get rid of,

Repeat step 1 of point I above;

Find and open General tab;

Press “Restore to Default” option in General tab.

III. Get rid of redirect:

Click icon that reminds an arrow located near search box;

In its menu, browse to Manage Search Engines. Select “” (or log named in similar way) and click Remove.

List of websites is to appear. Find, select and remove

IV. Prevent related websites ( & from appearing in new tabs:

Repeat step 1 of point I above;

Go to Add-ons as in point I;

Open Options menu;

Go to Advanced;

Select and untick the option Use as Enhanced Search for New Tab.

How to delete QONE-8, & from Internet Explorer (IE)?

Once you have completed general steps of the potentially unwanted program cleanup, it is time to deal with browser related side-effects.

In Internet Explorer, you need to change some settings in its Tools menu. In order to enter the menu, open Internet Explorer. In IE 9, click Gear icon; in an earlier edition, click Tools.

I. Make sure toolbar has been removed:

In Tools, locate and click Manage Add-ons (see screenshot);

In the list of extensions, try finding recode designating the searched-for toolbar. It might read, e.t.c.;

Were there is no relevant entry found, consider the toolbar is gone due to general removal steps;

Disable the unwanted application, if found – click appropriate button.

II. Remove start page:

In Tools, browse to Internet Options;

Find and open General tab;

Activate Restore to Default option in General tab;

III. Get rid of redirect:

Go to General tab as explained in point II, steps 1 and 2;

Click Settings;

In the menu to appear, find the list of default search engines available;

Where the default value is, reset it to another website, for instance,

IV. Prevent related websites from appearing in new tabs:

In Internet Explorer 9, open General tab completing steps 1 and 2 of point II;

Open Tabs Settings;

Set value The new tab page in the list When a new tap is opened, open…

In previous IE versions, simply ensure extermination of the adware – complete the Instructions I to III and General extermination guide.

How to delete from Google Chrome?

Once you have completed general steps of the potentially unwanted program cleanup, it is time to deal with browser related side-effects.

Step-by-step instructions are available below:

I. Ensure toolbar removal:

Open the affected browser;

Find Wrench menu (a spanner icon to the upper right of browser window), click it;

In the drop-down list, click Tools to get into Tools\Options drop-down menu;

In Tools menu, please go to Extensions, click it;

Once in the Extensions list, try to find record relevant to the unwanted add-on. If found, trash it clicking bin icon opposite to the log (see screenshot);

If no appropriate entry found, consider the toolbar is gone due to general removal steps.

II. Get rid of start page:

Open the affected browser;

Go to Wrench menu;

In the drop-down list, click Settings\Options to get into relevant menu;

In Settings, go to the second section On Startup… and tick the box opposite to Open the New Tab page.

II. How do I prevent from intercepting requests to my browser address bar?

Please repeat the steps 1-3 from the previous instruction (Guide II);

Go to Search;

Set or another trusted browser in the drop-down list below your default engine;

 UPDATE: Option2: Use AdwCleaner (freeware) to remove Qone8 redirect issue and related infections

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  • Michael Tornalds

    THANKS GUYS! Manual removal works


    Fuck that qone8 !!

  • Srikanth

    AdwCleaner – Works!!
    Thanks !..

  • Anil

    thanks ……… I was very sad in this problem. now solved. thanks a lot