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Quebbsapone.xyz is a browser hijacking program that is used for website promotion and the generation of pay-per-click ads. Quebbsapone.xyz typically looks like an add-on to Chrome, Firefox, Edge and other commonly used web browsers but as soon as it gets installed, it makes changes to their homepage, the main search engine and the taskbar appearance.

The Quebbsapone.xyz virus will display pop up ads and notifications

In general, Quebbsapone.xyz seeks to redirect traffic from the browsers it hijacks to some sponsored web pages that pay for visits and clicks. In this way, the program generates income for its developers on a pay-per-click basis. Unfortunately, the alternations that Quebbsapone.xyz imposes to the users’ browsers without asking for approval are often seen as undesirable and difficult to get used to.

The Quebbsapone.xyz pop up virus

If you have the Quebbsapone.xyz pop up virus inside your default web browser and you open it, you will most probably notice that the strange program will start to encourage you to click on some site links by placing certain pay-per-click advertisements, banners and pop-up alerts on your screen. Not only that, but also the Quebbsapone.xyz virus may install some new components, such as a new search engine that shows exclusively supported search results or some redirect buttons and toolbars that automatically reroute you to some promoted pages. The homepage address  may also be replaced by this program with a promotional website so that any time you open a new window or load a new, you get automatically redirected to that specific website.


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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Quebbsapone.xyz!

How to remove Quebbsapone.xyz

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Quebbsapone.xyz in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Quebbsapone.xyz from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Quebbsapone.xyz.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Quebbsapone.xyz.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Quebbsapone.xyz from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Quebbsapone.xyz extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Quebbsapone.xyz and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Quebbsapone.xyz on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Quebbsapone.xyz extension
  4. Get rid of Quebbsapone.xyz by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Quebbsapone.xyz” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Quebbsapone.xyz

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Quebbsapone.xyz process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Quebbsapone.xyz
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Quebbsapone.xyz” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Quebbsapone.xyz

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Quebbsapone.xyz in there
    4. Uninstall Quebbsapone.xyz from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Quebbsapone.xyz-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Quebbsapone.xyz in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Quebbsapone.xyz?

    The positive thing is that a browser hijacker like Quebbsapone.xyz has absolutely no chance of staying concealed in the system because, unlike Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and other computer viruses which typically show no symptoms, the advertising activities of the hijacker would give it away instantly. In fact, such software doesn’t even try to remain hidden – quite the contrary – it would try to be in your face as much as possible and to put as many redirect reminders, click-prompts, pop-up advertisements, colorful banners and promotional links on your screen as possible. In this way, the hijacker simply increases the chances to generate revenue for its creators based on how many ad-clicks and site visits it receives from users. The main problem is that in its attempts to collect clicks, this software often employs very aggressive online advertising strategies that cause irritation to a lot of web users. That’s why many of them seek methods to permanently remove the intrusive program and uninstall its unwelcome browser changes.

    Is Quebbsapone.xyz dangerous?

    If you spend most of your time online, surfing the web through your browser, then a browser hijacker such as Quebbsapone.xyz, Appyrinceaskeda, Grand Explorer can quickly become a very undesirable program. As we mentioned above, such software tries to profit from remaining on your computer for as long as possible and collecting paid clicks and redirects from you. That’s why, aside from making automatic changes to your browser, it will constantly cover your screen with hundreds of advertisements, pop-up notifications, banners and redirect prompts until you remove it. Fortunately, this task does not require the skills that you will need if you have to deal with a Trojan horse, Ransomware, or some other computer virus. That’s why a self-help guide with detailed instructions like the one that you can find below should be more than enough to help anyone who wants to uninstall Quebbsapone.xyz.


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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