Remove Qvo6 Unwanted Default URL from IE Chrome Mozilla browser

I struggled to remove unwanted default URL from my default page when any of IE, Chrome or Mozilla browsers were opened. Many sites talked about getting rid of software like Office Desk 365, etc. However, I already had uninstalled that software and still was unable to get rid of from the browsers.

I also tried to check config settings 100 times but nothing was working in favor of removing

If you have also tried in the settings pane of Chrome, IE or Mozilla browsers already, try the following steps to quickly get rid of

I have updated the post to include removal of the crappy bug from tiles on start menu screen of Windows 8.

Remove the shortcut

If you have shortcuts in your taskbar, simply remove it. If you want the shortcut to be present in taskbar, add a new one.

Edit the shortcut properties

If you have the shortcut on desktop, right click the icon and select Properties. Then from the Target field, remove the additional URL that is appended e.g. This will get rid of the ugly url immediately. You can add this shortcut in your taskbar by dragging the icon on taskbar. This is shown in the image below.

edit properties of program

removing unwanted default url in browser

As you see in the screenshot above, ensure that there is nothing in the Target field after the ending double quotes.

Add shortcut on Taskbar or Desktop

To add the shortcut back on Taskbar or Desktop, simply find the exe program (like C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe, etc) in Program Files, select and right click on the exe file, then in the right click menu, click Copy. Now go to the desktop, right click in an empty area and click Paste Shortcut.

Further you can move this shortcut to taskbar by dragging.

In Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can simply open the program and then in taskbar right click the icon and select Pin this program to taskbar.

pin IE program to taskbar

Remove Qvo6 from Start Screen Tile of Windows 8

Open the Start Menu by pressing “Windows” button on your keyboard or click/tap in the left bottom of your Windows screen.

Navigate to the browser icon in the Start screen of Windows 8 and right click on it. You will see some options at the bottom of the screen as shown below.

Click/tap on “Open the file location”. Once the file location is opened, do the same exercise of editing the properties and removing the unwanted part as discussed in the earlier part of this post.

If that doesn’t help, open the file location first keep it aside for a while and in the meantime go to start again, right click the icon and unpin from task bar and start menu. Then edit the properties. Once the properties have been edited, re-add to your start screen or task bar (just how you had removed it).

unpin windows8 tile start menu taskbar

remove Qvo6 windows8 tile

Hope that helps?

This will help you remove Qvo6 from your browsers. If you have any problems, put a comment below.

18 thoughts on “Remove Qvo6 Unwanted Default URL from IE Chrome Mozilla browser

  1. Wowww.. I have wasted my so much time on this and here is the solution.. soo freaking simple..
    Great work dude thank you soo much

  2. Thank you very much !! It worked on Firefox and Google Chrome.
    I am so happy I dont see the Qvo6 .com as my open page anymore. It is tooooooooo ugly and intrusive.

    thank you again Aditya

  3. Hi,

    I already did this on my own and I still cannot figure how to remove the thing from the tiles in Windows 8.

    Whenever I click on the Chrome Tile in Win 8 it launches the qvo6. I removed and scanned every bit of the computer through the malware programs/antivirus and edited the shortcuts and even reinstalled every chrome. Everything is fine except the tile shortcut.

    What suggestions can you provide for this?

    1. Hey Rusty,
      I have just included the details on removing how it can be removed from the tiles in start screen of Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Try that out and let me if that works for you.

      Good luck.


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