PUP.Optional.Qone8

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Qone8 is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) which alters the homepage and search pages to reflect the installed software. It may also be listed as an installed add-on for your browser. Programs such as these may display adverts or perform redirects in your browser of choice.

Common infection method

As with many start page changing PUPs, this program can be installed via offered install and bundles. Qone8 has also been seen installed from a site promising explicit images.

Avoidance advice:

 

Remediation

Malwarebytes completely removes this threat. No further clean up is required.

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