Do you know what Quivisi.com is?
Quivisi.com may be found in your browsers as your new home page when a browser hijacker attacks your computer. This search engine is most likely to simply slither onto your system and make arbitrary changes to your browsers without your consent; that is why our malware researchers have categorized it as a browser hijacker. Although it might seem like a useful thing to have a search engine as your home page, which will be there every time you launch your browser, we must warn you that there are certain risks you need to know about before you get used to Quivisi.com. Not only is it an unreliable search tool, but it may also bring other malware infections on-board. Therefore, its presence may indicate that you have other threats to worry about, too. All in all, we suggest that you remove Quivisi.com as soon as you can because keeping it in your browsers could end with more infections on board and more exposure to cyber criminals. Please read our full report to understand more about this infection and also learn how you can protect your computer from similar attacks.Quivisi.com screenshot
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According to our researchers, there is no official website where you could download a standalone installer for this search engine. Therefore, the most probable way for it to spread over the web is via free software bundles. This method is used rather frequently by schemers to deliver malicious software onto unsuspecting computer users’ machines. It does not mean, of course, that all bundles are to be avoided because they are all malicious. Obviously, bundles originally were a great idea to spread free tools and third-party software together with a legitimate free program until criminals realized the great potential of this method. Nowadays, most malware infections, including adware, browser hijackers, and even potentially unwanted programs, are distributed in questionable bundles that are most commonly promoted on shady file-sharing websites.
It does not take a genius to figure out that freeware and torrent websites may be one of the most visited sites globally. Who would not like to download free software and free movies, right? But “free” often comes with a price when it comes to unreliable websites. Unfortunately, most users infect their PCs visiting such pages. It is enough to be careless for a second and click on a fake download button, and there you go; an infected bundle may land on your computer. If you are careful during the installation, though, you may still have a chance to opt out of installing unwanted tools. We hope that you understand now why we urge you to always use official vendors’ websites to download software from. However, if your machine has already been infected with such a lot, you should delete Quivisi.com and run a full system malware scan to see how many other threats are still endangering your virtual security and privacy.
We advise you to act right away if you find this browser hijacker in your browsers. You should not try to use it at all. The reason behind this is that this search engine has the capability to alter its search results and insert potentially unreliable third-party ads and links. It is never safe to click on those in whatever form they may appear on your screen, e.g., banners, pop-ups, or links. Third parties and their ads cannot ever be fully trusted because you cannot know where you might end up by clicking on such an ad. Since cyber criminals can easily take advantage of browser hijackers and display their own corrupted ads, you might find yourself on a malicious website in no time, and that may only be one single click away. Therefore, we recommend that you delete Quivisi.com from your browsers right now.
Fortunately, it is quite easy to remove Quivisi.com even though it does not have an official uninstaller, so you cannot simply erase it via Control Panel. All you need to do is either overwrite the home page URL setting in your browsers or set it to default. In order to assist you with the necessary steps, we have included instructions for you below this article. Please do not forget about the other potential threats that may still be on-board. If you do not want to risk going after them one by one and possibly missing a few, we advise you to use a trustworthy antimalware tool to detect and eliminate all existing infections. This is the best way for you to actually protect your PC.
Quivisi.com Removal from Browsers
- Tap Alt+T and select Options.
- Go to General settings in the left panel.
- Press Restore to Default or overwrite the home page URL.
- Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
- Click the General tab and press Use default or overwrite the home page URL.
- Press OK.
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- In the On Startup section, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and enter a new home page URL.
- Press OK.
In non-techie terms:
Quivisi.com is a useless and questionable search engine that may sneak onto your computer in a freeware bundle and change your browser settings without your permission, and, therefore, it has been classified as a browser hijacker. This hijacker is totally unreliable and you should never use it for searching the web because you may be exposed to unreliable search results displaying third-party ads and sponsored links. Since this hijacker most likely arrives in a bundle, chances are there are other malware threats as well to take care of. Therefore, we advise you to remove Quivisi.com first, and then, all other infections you may find. The best would be to use a reliable malware removal tool, such as SpyHunter, in order to make sure that all malware infections are cleared from your computer.