Gqs.donedrive.net popup - How to remove?
Gqs.donedrive.net popup is a malicious program that was designed to distribute adware programs. The program can infiltrate into Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Once infected, you will start receiving tons of pop ups each time you browse the Internet. It is not only annoying but also causes tons of redirections to malicious websites.
Gqs.donedrive.net popup comes bundled with various free software. This way computer users are installing the program by themselves, most of the times, not knowing about additional program. It can also be attached to spam emails or dropped to random systems by a Trojan. Despite the way of distribution, the program causes the same irritating consequences.
Gqs.donedrive.net is not a malicious website, but because cyber criminals are using it as a tracking website, it can lead to some unwanted actions. Gqs.donedrive.net popup can track information that you enter on the Internet and can sell it to third parties which need it for marketing purposes. As you see, you may have long term consequences if this program was installed to your browser.
We highly recommend removing Gqs.donedrive.net popup from your computer as soon as you detect it on your system. You should scan your PC with anti-adware programs like spyhunter. Considering that this advertising network might be distributed with more dangerous forms of parasites, you might want to scan with hitman and malwarebytes too. If you had redirecting issues, you might need to reset your home page and search engine to the one you used before:
On Internet Explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box;
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
- Remove Gqs.donedrive.net from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
- Select Settings;
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
- Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
Please note, it is very important to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware program after Gqs.donedrive.net popup is removed as it might be your system got infected with viruses while having it.