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A browser hijacker simply won’t let go
Danish reader Søren Birkelund Hansen can’t get rid of an unwanted program that’s barnacled itself to his browsers.
- “I have a problem with Qvo6.com.
“I don’t know how I got it, but it pops up every time I use Opera or Internet Explorer.
“I used Regedit to remove any Qvo6 entry in HKEY_USER, but it pops up again! I’ve also used Norton, CCleaner, and Registry Optimizer. Nothing helps.
“What must I do to remove Qvo6?”