I struggled to remove unwanted default URL qvo6.com from my default page when any of IE, Chrome or Mozilla browsers were opened. Many sites talked about getting rid of software like Office Desk 365, etc. However, I already had uninstalled that software and still was unable to get rid of Qvo6.com from the browsers.
I also tried to check config settings 100 times but nothing was working in favor of removing Qvo6.com.
If you have also tried in the settings pane of Chrome, IE or Mozilla browsers already, try the following steps to quickly get rid of qvo6.com.
I have updated the post to include removal of the crappy bug from tiles on start menu screen of Windows 8.
Remove the shortcut
If you have shortcuts in your taskbar, simply remove it. If you want the shortcut to be present in taskbar, add a new one.
Edit the shortcut properties
If you have the shortcut on desktop, right click the icon and select Properties. Then from the Target field, remove the additional URL that is appended e.g. http://www.qvo6.com. This will get rid of the ugly url immediately. You can add this shortcut in your taskbar by dragging the icon on taskbar. This is shown in the image below.
As you see in the screenshot above, ensure that there is nothing in the Target field after the ending double quotes.
Add shortcut on Taskbar or Desktop
To add the shortcut back on Taskbar or Desktop, simply find the exe program (like C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe, etc) in Program Files, select and right click on the exe file, then in the right click menu, click Copy. Now go to the desktop, right click in an empty area and click Paste Shortcut.
Further you can move this shortcut to taskbar by dragging.
In Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can simply open the program and then in taskbar right click the icon and select Pin this program to taskbar.
Remove Qvo6 from Start Screen Tile of Windows 8
Open the Start Menu by pressing “Windows” button on your keyboard or click/tap in the left bottom of your Windows screen.
Navigate to the browser icon in the Start screen of Windows 8 and right click on it. You will see some options at the bottom of the screen as shown below.
Click/tap on “Open the file location”. Once the file location is opened, do the same exercise of editing the properties and removing the unwanted part as discussed in the earlier part of this post.
If that doesn’t help, open the file location first keep it aside for a while and in the meantime go to start again, right click the icon and unpin from task bar and start menu. Then edit the properties. Once the properties have been edited, re-add to your start screen or task bar (just how you had removed it).
Hope that helps?
This will help you remove Qvo6 from your browsers. If you have any problems, put a comment below.