How to remove Qubiv ads
So what is Qubiv exactly? Well, actually Qubiv – is a site (Qubiv(.)com) where user can play different online game. There are billion of similar sites, so what’s the different? Well Qubiv have super special online premium game and if you want to play it, you should install their add-on. Right after you install it you will see thousand of different online ads in your browser. All its because Qubiv classified as adware and will infect all browsers on your PC like Google Chrome, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, Edge and other. Few days ago I describe viruses what have similar technique to Qubiv (even premium games are the same :)) – Krazy Joystick Games or Trotux. Follow the guide below and remove this annoying and from your PC easily!
If you notice the ads signing “by Qubiv Ads”, “Ads by Qubiv”, “Qubiv Ads”, “Ad by Qubiv”, “Powered by Qubiv”, “Brought by Qubiv” or “Brought to you by Qubiv” while using your browser then your computer is infected and you need to clean it.
Such viruses can also be installed with some free apps what you can recently download from the Internet. Often, if you check Advanced option you can find some trash apps what can be installed in addition. But not always its work because there are some apps what installs addition program stealthily. How to be sure that you infected with Qubiv adware? Well, your PC will run slower and you will see billions of online ads like pop-ups, banners, redirects and other every time you go online. We highly recommend to ignore such messages, some of them can redirect you to malicious e sites where you can be infected with additional viruses. The best way to protect your PC is to remove Qubiv adware as soon as possible. This guide will help you to do it in a few simple clicks.
How to remove the Qubiv
You are advised to have legal anti-malware program GridinSoft Anti-Malware, which helps you to remove automatically this unwanted program easily. Here it is shown easy steps, how to remove it. You can see them below this article. If you want to try to remove Qubiv by yourself, you will find a simple guide further.
1. Automatic removal guide for Qubiv :
If you decided to use the removal tool, all you need to do is to follow the steps:
Step 1. Download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware from the button below:
The installation process is quite simple, you can choose the language you prefer most, before the process itself. After, you can choose the exact path, where anti-virus will be installed. Press “Next” button to proceed and installation process will begin. Please note that the program doesn’t remove viruses for free. You need to purchase a license if you want to remove viruses by Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. It’s still free to scan your system and find out what kind of infection you have.
Step 2. Run the scan on your PC
NOTE: Before you start to scan your computer, CLOSE ALL ACTIVE BROWSER WINDOWS on this time.
Every time when you run this anti-virus, it will start an automatic standard scan of your computer. You will have 5 seconds to cancel the scan if you don’t need it. Otherwise, the scan will begin. There are other ways to start scan manually. Just Press on “Scan” tab and the left-click on “Standard scan” or other kind of scan you need.
After you start the scanning process, you will see the screen with progress bar and alerts, that will show you what kind of malware, GridinSoft Anti-Malware found during the scan and the exact location of it.
Step 3. Apply actions to Qubiv
When the scanning process of your PC will be finished, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you all threats, that were found on your PC and a list of actions, that you can Apply to them. First, you can select what kind of action you want to Apply to this add-on. Then, press “Apply” button to produce action and delete all threats.
Step 4. Reset your browser settings
NOTE: This operation will close all instances of selected browsers. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Please, save all work in progress before you continue.
When you have eliminated Qubiv, we strongly recommend you to reset your browser settings. For that, you can go to “Tools” tab and press “Reset browser settings” button.
You will see the window with options. You can choose what Internet browser and the exact options you want to reset.
How to prevent the Qubiv:
Removing the malicious browser add-on from your PC is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean, that you will be protected from the repeat infection. The best way to deal with this add-on is to not get infected in the first place. If you want to prevent the infection, follow the simple tip below:
- Do not install free applications from unreliable websites!
- If you did download this kind of program, select custom installation and remove any tick in the checkbox, that seems questionable.
- Use an anti-virus software on your PC.
- Scan your Computer at least once a week.
Also, you can activate the On-Run protection in GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To do that, go to the “Protection” tab and press “Start” button to the right of the label.
2. Manual removal guide for Qubiv adware :
Removing Qubiv should be your main concern. First, you must delete this add-on, as a software from your PC.
First of all close running applications on your Task Manager. Press (and hold) CTRL+ALT+DEL(Delete) or CTRL+Shift+Esc, press “Process” or “Detail” tab and find High Qubiv.exe (if you can’t find it just ignore this step and move on). Also, it would be better if you check for Qubiv folder and remove it. Often you can find such folder here:
Right after, cleaning all of the folders, you’ll be able to begin cleaning up the web browser. Before removing Qubiv pop-ups, it’s necessary to totally reset the web browser. If you still think about manual removal of Qubiv, follow these steps below:
Step 1. Qubiv from your PC.
To delete Qubiv from your computer, you can find the “Uninstall the program” tool on your Operation System:
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start – Quick Access Menu – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Find “Qubiv“, click on it and press ‘Uninstall”.
Windows 7: Click on Start – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Right-click on “Qubiv” and press ‘Uninstall”.
Windows XP: Click on Start – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs. Similar windows with the list of programs will show you. Right-click on “Qubiv” and press “Remove”.
Step 2. Browser setting reset guide
After you have removed the Qubivyou will need to reset browser settings. To do it, follow the tips below:
If you have Google Chrome Browser go to the “Settings” tab (top right corner), choose “More Tolls” -> “Extensions”. There find Unknown extension and click on the Trash Can (Remove). Also go to the “Settings” tab again and choose “Settings”. Find there “Manage search engines..” and remove all search engines what you didn’t use.
If this didn’t work, then you need to reset the whole browser. For this go to the “Settings” and press “Show advanced settings”. At the bottom of the page, click “Reset settings” button.
Open settings by clicking on the icon in the top right corner. There go to “Add-ons” and choose “Extensions”. Find here the Qubiv and Remove it!
If this didn’t work press the “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
Click on Opera icon (top left corner) and choose
“Extensions”. Select “Extensions Manager” and disable the Qubiv. If this wound enough – Opera users can reset settings by deleting “Operapref.ini file” in folder C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”.
Click on Cogwheel icon (top left corner) and Choose “Manage add-ons”. Find here Qubiv and press “Disable” button.
If you still notice Qubiv then you should reset whole browser option. Open “Tools” menu, then click “Internet options”. In the next window, click “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Click “More actions” button at the top right corner, then click “Settings”. Under Privacy, click on “Clear browsing data” button, check the items you want to delete, then click “Delete”.
Open Safari, and click Safari -> Preferences -> Extensions -> Delete the Qubiv.
Or click on Safari menu and find “Reset Safari…”. In the appeared window, select all items and click “Reset” button.
We strongly recommend you to install the automatic removal tool GridinSoft Anti-Malware and follow the steps from Automatic removal guide for Qubiv adware. You can find this guide higher. Use the link below to download the particular tool:
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