what is questscan ?
questscan is a search engine which hijack your browser and every time you search something on your browser it will searched on questscan.
One day i m watching video on net and one video is not starting required some plugin for Firefox called divx. So i download the plugin from that video page called xvidsetup.exe that contain ad-ware and virus my antivirus delete that file’s but to watch video i have to install that plugin so i have decided to disable my antivirus protection and install plugin but its to late i get infected by it. After that when i enable my antivirus protection its delete all infected files but plugin is still remained installed in Firefox and it change all the setting’s of search engine when i type anything in navigation bar for search it will automatically redirect to questscan search that is to much annoying . I try to disable that plugin and again try to search but it again redirect me to questscan after every thing i got a solution.
Antivirus Version Last update Result AhnLab-V3 2011.06.01.01 2011.06.01 – AntiVir 22.214.171.124 2011.06.01 ADSPY/AdSpy.Gen2 Antiy-AVL 126.96.36.199 2011.06.01 – Avast 4.8.1351.0 2011.05.31 – Avast5 5.0.677.0 2011.05.31 Win32:HotBar-BE AVG 10.0.0.1190 2011.06.01 Zango BitDefender 7.2 2011.06.01 Gen:Variant.Adware.Hotbar.1 CAT-QuickHeal 11.00 2011.06.01 – ClamAV 0.97.0.0 2011.05.31 Suspect.W32.AdInstall.PBCXP Commtouch 188.8.131.52 2011.06.01 W32/HotBar.L.gen!Eldorado Comodo 8910 2011.06.01 – DrWeb 5.0.2.03300 2011.06.01 Trojan.DownLoader3.3541 eSafe 184.108.40.206 2011.05.31 – eTrust-Vet 36.1.8359 2011.05.31 Win32/Zango.Pinball[HOTBAR] F-Prot 220.127.116.11 2011.05.31 W32/HotBar.L.gen!Eldorado F-Secure 9.0.16440.0 2011.06.01 – Fortinet 4.2.257.0 2011.06.01 – GData 22 2011.06.01 Gen:Variant.Adware.Hotbar.1 Ikarus T18.104.22.168.0 2011.06.01 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32 Jiangmin 13.0.900 2011.05.30 – K7AntiVirus 9.104.4745 2011.05.31 Adware Kaspersky 22.214.171.1247 2011.06.01 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Zango.asl McAfee 5.400.0.1158 2011.06.01 Adware-HotBar.f McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1D 2011.06.01 Adware-HotBar.f Microsoft 1.6903 2011.06.01 – NOD32 6169 2011.06.01 a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.H Norman 6.07.07 2011.05.31 W32/180Solutions.BQC nProtect 2011-05-31.02 2011.06.01 Gen:Variant.Adware.Hotbar.1 Panda 10.0.3.5 2011.05.31 – PCTools 126.96.36.199 2011.05.19 – Prevx 3.0 2011.06.01 – Rising 23.60.01.05 2011.05.31 – Sophos 4.65.0 2011.06.01 – SUPERAntiSpyware 188.8.131.526 2011.06.01 Adware.Agent/Gen-Zango TheHacker 184.108.40.206.215 2011.05.31 – TrendMicro 220.127.116.112 2011.06.01 HeurSpy_Zango-3 TrendMicro-HouseCall 18.104.22.1682 2011.06.01 HeurSpy_Zango-3 VBA32 22.214.171.124 2011.05.31 – VIPRE 9451 2011.06.01 Pinball Corporation. (v) ViRobot 2011.6.1.4489 2011.06.01 – VirusBuster 126.96.36.199 2011.05.31 Adware.Rugo.Gen.5
Additional information MD5: fcf0b6beb52c4646ae8fbbccb6b1595f SHA1: 3203fecb879aaaab07a98c213bf1106f46626b7d SHA256: 00214e5a6271a15efefd50c7c4e76fd124d1ca69b18e6929cb677ce56bbed59f File size: 210584 bytes Scan date: 2011-06-01 07:05:46 (UTC)
How to remove Questscan
1.)Unistall this quest scan first go to “run” and type “C:\Program Files\QuestScan\uninstall.exe” remember there may be chance that plugin will not remove .TO removed plugin follow the step’s belo.
2.)In Firefox address bar type “about:config” and press Enter. This will display a full list of all the Firefox preferences. It may ask you for permission before displaying them.
3.)At the Filter input box at the top of the page type “quest”. This should show the keyword.URL value and questscan value(see image below).
4.)Right click on this keyword.URL line and select Reset from the pop-up menu. This will restore this preference to its default value or you can manually reset it by right click -> modifying it.
5.)Now in the below image also set the value to false by double clicking on it.
And finally you will get rid of that virus and its redirection.
This is the another best method to completely remove questscan search from Google chrome ,internet explorer and firefox.In this method all the registry of that questscan search in the computer that are integrated with browser are completely removed (follow the setups below).
Now choose option remove that virus and spyware .
Now the virus is completely removed but questscan search will not remove from all browser to remove open “your uninstaller” if you don’t have you can download it from below link.
Now remove questscan and shopper report all components.
That it you have successfully remove questscan search from internet explorer , Google chrome and firefox.I hope you like my post if you have nay problem pleas leave comment