What is Qubiv?
Qubiv is an application that is closely associated with the website qubiv.com. Users install this piece of software to be able to play online games on this website without any interruption. If you open the web page, you will notice that users can really found action games, adventure games, sports games, and other types of games there. They find these games appealing, so, as a consequence, they decide to install Qubiv on their computers to be able to play those games. Unfortunately, many of those people do not know that the installation of this application on their computers means that all kinds of advertisements will start appearing on their screens. Of course, it might take some time for these advertisements to start popping up on your screen, so you might not see them immediately after the installation of Qubiv. To be frank, the presence of these ads is the only reason we suggest getting rid of Qubiv. Read this article and decide yourself what to do.
What does Qubiv do?
Qubiv is not a malicious application. Many users do not even wish to remove this program from their systems at all because it allows them to play all kinds of online games on qubiv.com. Despite the fact that many users find this program quite useful, we do not encourage people to keep it because it has several drawbacks. As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, it displays advertisements. You will see pop-ups, pop-unders, transitional ads, shopping ads, banners, and in-text ads. They might ruin your browsing session, and you might end up on an untrustworthy website one day if you click on them fearlessly. These ads should have a label Qubiv, so it will not take much time to understand that Qubiv is responsible for their presence on your screen. As we have already mentioned, even though the majority of these ads are harmless, you might click on a commercial promoting bad websites too one day. Moreover, it seems that this software might collect information about your behavior on the web and activities to be able to display ads based on users’ interests. The collected information might also be shared with partners.
Researchers have noticed that Qubiv promises not to change the browsers’ settings, i.e. the homepage and search engine; however, in our opinion, it might install its own extension because there is information on how to remove add-ons available on qubiv.com. Other advertising-supported applications (adware) that should allow users to play premium games on such websites as yayzap.com, ziparcade.com, and arcadetwist.com also exist, and they act exactly like Qubiv. These programs belong to the Gamevance family and display ads for users as well. In other words, users can play games in exchange for the presence of irritating advertisements. These programs might really enable users to play games for free; however, it would be better to find another website that does not require installing an application to be able to play games online.
Where does Qubiv come from?
As we have already mentioned, users tend to install Qubiv on their computers willingly to be able to play games on qubiv.com; however, some of them still find it surprising that they have this application on their computers. Therefore, in our opinion, it might be true that it can find a way to enter computers differently. For example, it is very likely that it travels bundled with other applications. Also, you might have downloaded it from a P2P or another third-party website incidentally. This might happen again if a security application is not installed on your computer and you download programs from third-party websites.
How to remove Qubiv
It might be possible to remove Qubiv through Control Panel; however, if you see extensions of this software in the list of Add-ons on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you have to erase them as well. If it is the first time you are going to remove adware yourself, use our manual removal guide which you will find if you scroll down. Another method you can employ is the automatic one. If you decide to erase this program automatically, you simply need to perform the system scan with a reputable malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter.
Delete Qubiv manually
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted software and then remove it.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel to open it.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on Qubiv.
- Uninstall it.
- Launch RUN.
- Type Control Panel in the box and tap Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application you are going to erase.
- Uninstall it.
- Open your browser.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously and then open Extensions.
- Click on the extension.
- Remove/disable it.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Open Extensions.
- Select the extension and click the recycle bin button.
- In the window that appears, click Remove.
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