How to uninstall (remove) Winner-q.space

What is Winner-q.space?

Winner-q.space – a browser hijacker coming bundled with other free downloads without user consent via freeware’s downloaders. Winner-q.space is not a virus, but this hijacker carries a greater potential threat to the personal data safety. Winner-q.space changes your browser settings, homepage, search engine and send your personal information to third parties. This hijacker redirects the user to pages of third-party sites, opening new tabs that contain pop-ups. These pop-ups inform you of the need to install various browser extensions or offer something. Winner-q.space looks like an ordinary search engine, such as Yahoo, Bing or Google. In fact, Winner-q.space brings a lot of problems and may be very annoying. Winner-q.space – this is a potentially unwanted program, and if you find it on your PC, then you need to remove it right away.

Winner-q.space hijacker

How Winner-q.space gets on your PC?

Most of the penetrations of adware or malware occur without user’s consent. Often, programs as Winner-q.space, come bundled with free programs and applications. For example, when you download the player, converter, or anything else, then you run the risk of catching Potentially Unwanted Program. To avoid infecting your computer, you should remember a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button until you have verified that the program is safe. Choose the Advanced installation type to see all the additional software that installer offers you. Read reviews about obscure and suspicious programs. In addition, there are many programs on the Internet, which can help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already being attacked by Winner-q.space, use our instructions, which are specified below.

How to remove Winner-q.space from your computer?

To uninstall Winner-q.space remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall Winner-q.space manually.

Step 1: Remove Winner-q.space from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Winner-q.space.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Winner-q.space and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Winner-q.space, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Winner-q.space and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Winner-q.space from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Winner-q.space from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Winner-q.space.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Winner-q.space.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Winner-q.space.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Winner-q.space:

Remove following regitry entries:

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