Do you know what Qtipr.com is?
If you have discovered that your usual homepage was replaced with Qtipr.com, it is likely that you will find a bunch of other infections running on your operating system. This mysterious browser hijacker was found to be attached to the UCBrowser and MaohaWiFi bundles, and various unreliable third-party distributors could spread it packaged with malware as well. If that was not enough, a malicious Trojan could be involved too. Needless to say, it is never easy to identify real threats if they are concealed, and this is why we advise using a legitimate malware scanner. Keep in mind that useless and even malicious scanners exist, which is why you have to make sure you choose a legitimate, and up-to-date one to inspect your operating system. In the best case scenario, you will find that you only need to delete Qtipr.com. If you are not lucky, you will also have to worry about the removal of tracking cookies, PUPs, adware, Trojans, and other malicious threats. Whatever the case might be, we are ready to help you out.
Qtipr.com is a clone of such infamous threats as Fanli90.cn, Kipuu.cn, and Yeabests.cc. Is it possible that these browser hijackers were created by the same company? It sure is. These hijackers are very unconventional because they look and work in a unique manner. First and foremost, Qtipr.com uses WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) script, and that allows it to evade removal. Even if you reset the infected browser, the homepage will represent the hijacker because the script will be used to restore it again and again. Another thing that is unique is the interface of this hijacker. We are used to seeing hijackers that look like regular search tools. This infection, however, does not even try to look useful. Instead of trying to fool the victim into thinking that it offers useful services, it simply displays “Funny Collection” stories – which you cannot add yourself – and a bunch of banner advertisements. According to our research team, advertising is most likely to be the main reason why this hijacker was unleashed.Qtipr.com screenshot
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Do you trust the advertisements shown to you via Qtipr.com? It is a bad idea to trust any services linked to this infection because you do not know how it works. No information is provided to the users of this hijacker, and so it is impossible to know who could use it as an advertising platform, or how your virtual security is protected while interacting with the hijacker altogether. For all you know, malicious advertisers could be involved, and they could select ads based on your recent search history. In the worst case scenario, Qtipr.com could use its own – as well as third-party – cookies to spy on you, which could lead to virtual identity theft. Needless to say, you should not interact with this infection at all, but ignoring it is a bad idea as well. Instead, you should eliminate it immediately along with all other threats that are active.
You can remove Qtipr.com manually, or you can employ anti-malware software to get rid of this threat automatically. Of course, we suggest the second option because other infections will be eliminated at the same time as the hijacker. Moreover, virtual security will be strengthened to ensure that malware cannot attack in the future. If you choose to stick with manual removal, the instructions below show what you need to do. Although there are many steps, you cannot skip a single one of them if you want to have the hijacker eliminated for good. Obviously, the more steps there are, the more room there is for making mistakes, which is why we have to warn you to be cautious. If you need assistance, post a comment below.
How to delete Qtipr.com
- Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to access Explorer.
- Enter C:\Windows\System32\ into empty bar at the top.
- Find wbemtest and choose to Run as Administrator.
- In the WMI Tester menu click Connect… and move to Namespace box.
- Type root\subscription and click Connect.
- Select Enable All Privileges.
- Click Enum Instances.
- Enter ActiveScriptEventConsumer under Class Info and click OK.
- In the Query Results menu look find the instance linked to the hijacker.
- Click it once and choose Delete.
- Exit all windows and move to the infected browser’s shortcut.
- Right-click it and select Properties.
- Click the Shortcut tab and move to Target.
- Delete the URL after iexplore.exe”, firefox.exe” or chrome.exe” and click OK.
- Perform a full system scan to check if your PC is clean.
N.B. You will need to modify all shortcuts of the infected browser.
In non-techie terms:
Removing Qtipr.com might be a complicated task, but it is necessary. This browser hijacker is too unpredictable, and we fear that your virtual security could be jeopardized if you interacted with it or kept it running for much longer. A specific WMI script must be deleted and browsers’ settings must be adjusted to have this infection eliminated successfully. Needless to say, manual removal is not an easy task. Luckily, anti-malware software can be employed to have the threat eliminated automatically. If you have questions about the infection or its elimination, you can post them in the comments section right below.