PUP.Optional.Qone8 is the detection for a family of browser hijackers that use several different techniques to make your browser open with their Start-page. This detection covers all of those techniques.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Qone8 by blocking the domain the hijackers take them to.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Qone8 without further user interaction.
If your browser has been hijacked, we advise you to have a look at our Restore Browser site to know where to look for other possibly unwanted changes.
When PUP.Optional.Qone8 is detected on your computer, Malwarebytes for Windows does not know if it was authorized. Optimization software, malware, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are known to make these types of changes, hence they are regarded as potentially unwanted.
To have Malwarebytes for Windows ignore PUP.Optional.Qone8, you must add PUP.Optional.Qone8 as an exclusion.
When PUP.Optional.Qone8 is excluded, Malwarebytes for Windows does not detect PUP.Optional.Qone8 during scans or real-time protection.