I wrote this article to help you remove Qubiv. This Qubiv removal guide is working for all Windows versions.
Qubiv is an online platform for animated flash games. The website features several categories: action, puzzles, adventure, board, dress up, strategy, arcade and MMO games. Qubiv provides a diversity of choices, suitable for children and adolescents alike. If you share your computer with a younger family member, you might be used to stumbling across platforms like Qubiv on a regular basis. As a security website, we need to warn you that this domain has a bad reputation. Research has revealed that Qubiv is connected to a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The shady tool could cause you problems.
What are the threats around Qubiv?
The PUP behind Qubiv will show you shopping advertisements. Neither shopping, nor advertising are in any way related to the website. The PUP makes it look like it shows you ads for your own benefit. The advertisements list bargain deals for a variety of items. The rogue tool displays different kinds of ads, including pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, banners, coupon boxes, freebies, rebates, interstitial, floating, contextual, transitional and comparison ads. There is no disclosure regarding the sources for the listed offers. The owners of the Qubiv website are not responsible for the advertising activity.
Clicking on unsolicited advertisements is risky because they can lead you to corrupted websites. This can result in contacting malware. The developers of the PUP have not taken any precautions to protect users’ security. The priority of the shady program is to raise revenue. People’s disposition is not taken into account. The only role of the end user is to follow the windows. Every click accumulates the total proceeds with a certain amount. The PUP behind Qubiv uses a popular monetizing method, called the pay-per-click system.
The other risk the furtive program exposes users to is connected to personal security. The PUP behind Qubiv can record certain details from the web browser, including the surfing history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, demographic statistics, email, system type and version. The gathered data may only be used for marketing purposes, but its application could expand to other purposes. The information could help reveal private details about you, like your physical address, phone number and financial state.
How did the PUP behind Qubiv manage to get installed to my PC?
The PUP behind Qubiv is not linked to the website in a direct manner. If you visit qubiv.com, you will notice that the website makes no mention of a program. The covert tool is spread by other means. The preferred propagation vector is bundling. The wizard of the PUP gets attached to freeware, shareware and pirated copies of paid applications. When conducting the installation, you will have the option to deselect additional programs. You have to find where they are listed in the terms and conditions of the main software and untick the check box next to them.
Spam emails are the other dark pattern the PUP behind Qubiv turns to. The covert tool hides behind a file, attached to the message. Email attachments can be quite dangerous. Opening a carrier for a viral program is enough to initiate its download and install to your system. You need to handle your in-box items with caution. Check the contacts the sender has provided to make sure the message is genuine.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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