What is Qareaste.info?

Qareaste.info is a malicious browser extension, constantly redirecting the user to http://www.qareaste.info/. Qareaste.info is the result of the penetration of adware, which leads to other malicious programs. Usually, it sticks in the bundle with free software through specialized installers and web downloaders. It displays on the screen advertising pop-ups, banners, and other advertisements. Thus, the developers earn for each click on the banner and for each the user redirect to third-party sites. If you find Qareaste.info on your PC, you must remove it immediately.

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How Qareaste.info gets on your PC?

Penetration of such adware principally depends on the users care. Most of the malware comes bundled with other programs that the user downloads from the popular sites. Few users are watching the installation process closely, and that’s why sometimes they don’t know that their computer is at risk. Always read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button if you aren’t sure that this soft is unsafe. Select an Advanced installation type. Read reviews about the programs, and if your computer is already infected by Qareaste.info, then use the instructions below.

How to remove Qareaste.info from your computer?

To uninstall Qareaste.info remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Qareaste.info in their database. You can try to use them for removing Qareaste.info.

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You can try both of these products to remove Qareaste.info

Or uninstall Qareaste.info manually.

Step 1: Remove Qareaste.info from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Qareaste.info.
  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 Qareaste.info 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 Qareaste.info, 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 Qareaste.info 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 Qareaste.info from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Qareaste.info from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Qareaste.info.
  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 Qareaste.info.
  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 Qareaste.info.
  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: Remove following files and folders of Qareaste.info:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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