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Remove BestQualitySearch.com Redirect

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BestQualitySearch.com is a redirect, which can hijack your browser programs. The settings which the hijacker most often can modify the start page, search engine and new tab for almost all browser applications you have. Each search query you make gets filtered, and data is sent to a server associated with the hijacker. You can witness advertising and sponsored content in the search results. To remove the browser hijacker, you should read the article carefully.

Threat Summary

NameBestQualitySearch.com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionBrowser programs on your computer could be affected. The hijacker can redirect you and show sponsored content and advertisements.
SymptomsThe start page, search engine and new tab setting will be changed. You will get redirected from the search results when you do a search, access a search bar or open a new tab.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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BestQualitySearch.com – Distribution Ways

BestQualitySearch.com could be distributed in different ways. One of the ways is via third-party installations for bundled applications or freeware. The installer setups could have been set by default to install extra components on your computer machine. Without your knowledge, the hijacker could alter browser settings until you notice. Avoiding setups from installing unwanted software can be done if you find Custom or Advanced settings. You should be able to deselect components from there.

Other distribution ways are with the use of a browser add-on, extension and plug-in, placed inside your browsers. Distribution is also possible through banners, pop-ups, pop-unders or other types of advertisements scattered around the Web. The hijacker might be spreading with redirect links hosted on other websites, as well. Such, websites might be partnered up or affiliated with BestQualitySearch.com. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

BestQualitySearch.com – Description

BestQualitySearch.com is the primary web page for the search engine of the same name. That exact page will replace the default home page, new tab window setting and search engine of your browser programs.

You can see how the page looks like from the image shown right here:

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The BestQualitySearch.com page consists of a background picture of palm trees, which is changeable, a search bar with the logo and name of the site on top. There are various links and buttons on the page as well. You can be redirected from some of them. Links that provide contact details and access to the Terms and Privacy Policy of the service are also there. That specific page will switch your default homepage, search engine, and new tab window for browser applications found on the compromised computer.

In the snapshot underneath the paragraph, you can view one example of a search results page for BestQualitySearch.com. Here we see no results, as the application might be broken on that PC. Even if no results are found, data about your searches will be sent to servers of the hijacker. Also, advertisements and sponsored content can show inside the search results page from time to time.

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Every single search query you make will get filtered by the BestQualitySearch.com service. Every interaction with search bars, adverts, and targeted content is going to be acquired and sent to a server owned by the website developers. Be careful if you are using the hijacker program to do searches or better yet – do not use it. The service will track your browsing habits and intrude your privacy.

You should be very careful with what information you supplement such services. Do not provide any account data, credential details, banking information or personal data. In-text linking and additional redirect links could be generated while you browse the internet. Tracking technologies are also used to follow your every online move. Continue to read and find out what the BestQualitySearch.com website collects from you.

BestQualitySearch.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the BestQualitySearch.com site is short but informative on what data is acquired from your usage of the platform. Both personally and non-personally identifying information will be obtained. Tracking and identifying technologies are used in the data collection.

You can view the Privacy Policy in the picture here:

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See below what is gathered by the BestQualitySearch.com website and related services.

Information automatically collected by the site:
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
  • Browser type
  • Referring/exit pages
  • The date & time of access
  • Your search queries
Information collected by Cookies and Web beacons:
  • What you search for
  • Which advertisements you click on
  • When you click on a sponsored listing
  • If the click actually led to a purchase of an advertised product
Personal information that is collected:
  • Your name
  • Your Email address

The following statement quoted from the Policy is contradictory:

We do not collect any personally identifiable information or financial information.

The services of BestQualitySearch.com collect your name, e-mail address, IP address, and voluntarily provided information and then the above statement says otherwise. Besides, cookies and web beacons can collect much more than the information given above. Do not trust anything related to those services and remove this browser hijacker redirect as soon as you can.

Remove BestQualitySearch.com from Your PC

To remove BestQualitySearch.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove BestQualitySearch.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BestQualitySearch.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall BestQualitySearch.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BestQualitySearch.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BestQualitySearch.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for BestQualitySearch.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of BestQualitySearch.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall BestQualitySearch.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to BestQualitySearch.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to BestQualitySearch.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to BestQualitySearch.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove BestQualitySearch.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as BestQualitySearch.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove BestQualitySearch.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase BestQualitySearch.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall BestQualitySearch.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove BestQualitySearch.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BestQualitySearch.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate BestQualitySearch.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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