qType.inspsearch.com virus - How to remove?
qType.inspsearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers bundled with various freeware from the Internet. You will notice it immediately after the infiltration. The program will replace your homepage and default search provider to its own and also complicate your browsing.
Although qType.inspsearch.com looks like a regular search engine, it mainly tries to advertise sponsored websites. If you make a search on it, you will see that it includes lots of commercial pages that are not even relevant to your search queries. The creators of qType.inspsearch.com virus are in fact getting money for building traffic of those pages.
You can avoid such hijackers quite easily. Since they usually come bundled with free programs from the Internet, like PDF creators, music players, video recorders, etc., all you need to do is to pay more attention to the installation steps of such tools. You can usually see pre-selected confirmation boxes with indications about additional downloads or making some changes of your browser settings. Never agree to install any unknown applications or to change your homepage or default search engine to unknown pages.
You are strongly recommended to remove qType.inspsearch.com virus from your computer once you detect it. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs list and uninstall it from there. It is recommended to uninstall ALL programs added on the same date as problems have appeared. Some versions of this virus install software that blocks browser settings from changing. To identify them, scanning with Reimage, SpyHunter or other reputable antispyware tool might be useful. Then you can uninstall the extensions and reset settings in your browsers.
How To remove qType.inspsearch.com virus from Internet Explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box
- Do following: On IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, On ie7 click change search defaults
- Remove qType.inspsearch.com from the list
How To remove qType.inspsearch.com virus from 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.
- If the settings revert and scan with anti-malware programs are clean: Close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. enter user.js in search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
How To remove qType.inspsearch.com virus from Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
- Remove unnecessary search engines from the list.
- Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).