Qhost Trojan is reported as a dangerous Trojan horse which harms computers a lot. Usually, Qhost Trojan can be transmitted by other threats that have been existed on computer. Also, it can be distributed by spam email, malicious link, porn site and removable device. Users who are bothered by Qhost Trojan would know how annoying this virus can be. The impact it lays on computer will be very deep, which can be reflected on Registry Entry, file, program, security protection, personal information etc. To be specific, Qhost Trojan has the capability to mess up Registry Entry so that to load up automatically, take up system resources, pull up CPU to a high utilization and freeze up the Windows.

Virus Brief Description
Type trojan horse
Distribution Method Installations of third party free app, shady websites, Spam email, Rogue pop-up ads
Problems May Occur High usage of CPU and slow performance;

Intrusive pop-up and ads can’t be stop;

Google is randomly redirected;

Additional threats may be downloaded silently.

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Moreogver, Qhost Trojan is intending track your online activities and collect sensitive information for cyber crook for doing illegal behaviors. It may even destroy system process and crash down your PC. Considering Qhost Trojan runs high risk on computer that users are suggested to get it removed immediately without any delay.


Manually Remove Qhost Trojan from Windows OS

If you have computer security problems on Mac OS, please read this Mac Guide – How to Clean and Protect Your Mac?


(NOTE: Bookmark this page first because some steps may close your web browser or restart computer)


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Quick Menu

Step 1. Remove Qhost Trojan related plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IE/Edge

Step 2. Uninstall Qhost Trojan related programs from your computer;

Step 3. Change system folder settings to show all hidden files;

Step 4. Find and delete Qhost Trojan related files in hidden folders;

Step 5. Find and remove Qhost Trojan related registry files ;

Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove Qhost Trojan related hijacker;

Step 1.Remove Qhost Trojan related extension from Microsoft Edge/ Chrome/Firefox/IE

Note – If you cannot find or remove a malicious extension, please read next step.

 

 

On Chrome

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Click Tools.
  • Select Extensions.
  • Click the trash can icon to delete extensions that may be related with Qhost Trojan.
  • A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

  • Click the menu button and choose Add-ons.
  • In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  • Select add-ons that may be related with Qhost Trojan and click Remove button
  • Click Restart now if it pops up.

  • Open the IE, click the Tools button , and click Manage add-ons.
  • Click Toolbars and Extensions on left side of the window., and then select extensions that may be related with Qhost Trojan;
  • If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Click Remove and then click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.

 

  • Click More (…) on the address bar and select Extensions

 

  • Select extensions that may be related with Qhost Trojan and click Uninstall button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 2.Uninstall Qhost Trojan related programs from your computer

1. Press Win + R keys at the same time to launch Run box >> Then input: “Control Panel” and click OK

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Qhost Trojan uninstall

2. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program

Qhost Trojan uninstalling

3. In the Programs and Features window, right click on apps that may be related with Qhost Trojan, then click Uninstall/Change. Then select Uninstall option.

Note – If you cannot find or remove malicious program, please continue the below steps.


Step 3.Change system folder settings to show all hidden files

Win 7 / Vista User

Qhost Trojan removal for win 7

  • Right-click the Windows Logo button and choose Open Windows Explorer.
  • Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and then clear the checkbox for Hide protected system operating files.
  • Click Yes on the warning and then click OK.
Win 8 UserQhost Trojan removal for win 8

  • On your keyboard press the Windows + E keys.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Check File name extensions and Hidden items

Win 10 User

Qhost Trojan removal for win 10

  • Open This PC, click View and select Options.
  • In the Folder Options window, choose View, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.


Step 4.Find and delete suspicious files in the locations listed below:

%Temp%\[malware name]

%AppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name].exe

%CommonAppData%\[malware name]

%AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Note

Virus and malware may hide its files in different locations of PC. If you are not able to locate files of Qhost Trojan, you can try Wipersoft’s Malware Detection Tool to see if it will detect the unsafe files for you:

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Step 5. Find and remove nasty registry files related with Qhost Trojan:

1. Open Registry Editor first:

  • Press Win [Windows key] + R on your keyboard.

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  • Type regedit in the Run box and hit OK

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2. Find out and remove all harmful registry files that may be related with Qhost Trojan:

(Do Not Delete Any Registry File If You’re Not Familiar with It)

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Note

Wrong operation in Registry Editor might harm your computer.If you are not able to locate and identify the nasty registry files, we recommend using Wipersoft Anti-malware and see if it will find out unsafe registry files of infection for you. This may save you hours and avoid risks.

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Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove Qhost Trojan

Reset Microsoft Edge

remove Qhost Trojan from edge

 

1. Select More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings

2. click “Choose what to clear”

3. Select all the options and then click Clear button

 

 

 

Reset Chrome

remove Qhost Trojan from chrome

1. Open Chrome, then click “Customize and control Google Chrome” button >> click Settings

2. Scroll down to the bottom, then click on Show advanced settings button

3. After clicking on Show advanced settings button, scroll down to the bottom and click on Reset browser settings button

. A message box will pop up to inform that your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults, click Reset button when it appears:

Reset Firefox

remove Qhost Trojan from FIREFOX

1. Open Firefox, then click on Firefox button, then Click on Help button, then Click on Troubleshooting Information

2. At the Troubleshooting Information page, click on Reset Firefox

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset Firefox to its initial state, click Reset Firefox button when it appears:

Reset Internet Explorer

remove Qhost Trojan from ie

1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on Tools, then click on Internet Options

2. On the Internet Options window: click on Advanced tab, then click Reset button

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset all Internet Explorer Settings, click Reset button when it appears:

4. When the resetting process is done, you’ll see this message box, click Close

5. You’ll need to restart your Internet Explorer to complete the resetting process.



Tips for Threat Prevention

– Always running professional Antivirus or Antimalware and keep Firewall ON;

– Create System Restore Point regularly and back up important personal files;

– Avoid downloading free programs from unknown third party shared sites;

– Regularly update system via automatic system update;

– Don’t access porn sites or similar sites which are potentially harmful;

– Avoid opening any attachments of unknown emails.