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Should I remove qone8 Browser Protecter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,647
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.80 days
171.09 days >
Average installed length: 89.90 days

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qone8 Browser Protecter

What is qone8 Browser Protecter?

Part of the Omiga Plus program, the qone8 Browser Protecter prevents other search toolbars and users alike from resetting the hijacked web browser search and homepage from omigaplus.qone8.com or a variation of it. The executable protects the unwanted web browser extension that delivers search redirection as well as contextual advertising within a user's web browser. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search pages in order to monetize search activities. The extension has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

About Omiga Plus (the program this is bundled by), from the developer: "Omiga Plus is a program that helps you organize your desktop. It can hide icons when they are not in use as well as make it easy to place icons into moveable groups called "Grids"."

About  (from Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited)

Save time searching less and discovering more with qone8.com. Our product delivers comprehensive web results enhanced by Google along with quick, easy access to relevant videos, pictures, local maps, news, stock quotes and more. We love technology and helping our customers — we get excited about computers and we love...  Read more
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
qone8 Browser Protecter has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: qone8
URL: qone8.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\qone8
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\qone8\qone8.exe -uninstall -bindname=qone8 -ptid=testyac -oemid=rg
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by qone8 Browser Protecter

Program executable:qone8.exe
Additional files:
  • testyac_qone8.json
  • UpDate.dll

How do I remove qone8 Browser Protecter?

You can uninstall qone8 Browser Protecter from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program qone8 Browser Protecter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove qone8 Browser Protecter.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.50%
Windows 10 15.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8 Pro 7.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 10.42%
  Brazil 8.33%
  France 8.33%
  India 8.33%
  Portugal 6.25%
  Philippines 4.17%
  Poland 4.17%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Germany 2.08%
  DZ 2.08%
  Egypt 2.08%
  Spain 2.08%
  MA 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Dell 15.79%
ASUS 13.16%
American Megatrends 7.89%
Lenovo 5.26%
Apple 2.63%
Toshiba 2.63%
Sony 2.63%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.78%
Sony SVP1321X9EB 2.78%
Pegatron Pegatron 2.78%
Packard Bell imedia S2185 2.78%
Packard Bell imedia S1300 2.78%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM9... 2.78%

comments1 comment

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IiI Red Witchover a year ago
qone8 has caused me more grief, hardship,& headaches than any other I have found.I have wasted more time and effort trying to get rid of it than I can truthfuIIy acknowledge. The 'uninstaII' portion of the program didn't instaII or vanished soon after instaIIation. I didn't remember what qone8 came bundIed with so I couldn't reIoad it to deIete it. Thank heaven for 'SIRI'! Now I Iike no Iove my puter again! Thank You so very much!