If you have landed our page, it is quite likely that QQovd.com has been set up as your homepage without your permission. When the STF team researched the search engine, we discovered that it’s developed by 123.rede.com and is evidently the very same thing. If the search provider QQovd.com or 123.rede.com has hijacked the user’s browser without his initial consent, a full system scan may be needed so that all threats brought by QQovd.com are eliminated.
As visible by the 123.rede.com’s Privacy statements, once the user uses their services, his information may be automatically collected and kept in server logs. Collected data may include:
- Search queries and details of used services.
- Information about the device and its functions such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings.
- Browser types, language preferences, date and time.
- Referral URL.
By thoroughly examining the Privacy Statement made by 123.rede.com, it becomes evident that different kinds of personally identifiable and non-identifiable information are gathered. Here are several examples:
- Cookies and anonymous identifiers – collected after the user has visited a service provided by 123REDE or a product update has occurred.
- Gathered information may be provided to 123REDE’s partners, e.g. advertising services.
- Gathered information may be used to provide ‘tailored’ content.
→N.B. The company’s servers are located all around the world meaning that any personal information may be processed to a server anywhere in the world. 123REDE also collects software details such as the user’s operating system, browser version, etc.
QQovd.com Installation Method
It is possible that the user has downloaded QQovd.com unknowingly alongside another browser extension or software product. If this is the case, opting out of the automatic software installer and reading the EULA/ Download Agreement is very important. Just check if QQovd.com or other suspicious tool is added in the package and uncheck it.
QQovd.com Removal Options
Once installed, QQovd.com and 123.rede.com may cause unwanted browser redirects that may put the user’s identity at risk. That is why their complete uninstallation is advisory. Also, if the user is witnessing an aggressive display of banners and pop-up advertisements, he should be alarmed that PUPs and adware may be running silently in the background.
Have a look at the step-by-step guide created by the STF research team.
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