PUP.Optional.Qone8 is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers that use several different techniques to make your browser open with their startpage. 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.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.