How to uninstall (remove) QuizScope

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What is QuizScope?

QuizScope can be referred to the category of browser hijackers since after getting on the system it affects the browser’s behavior. It adjusts the settings so user would have QuizScope page as the main one and as the page for a new tab. Not only the user will be forced to visit the QuizScope pages, but it also can be redirected to the pages that the hijacker promotes. Manual change of browser’s settings rarely helps to get things back to normal you should remove QuizScope.

QuizScope ads

How QuizScope gets on your PC?

QuizScope exists in the form of a browser add-on that presents every-day horoscopes, so it can be downloaded from the official site. But, in most cases, QuizScope is installed stealthily via bundling with other software. In this case, users have the opportunity to opt out of QuizScope, but they rarely use it. To avoid QuizScope installation choose Advanced or Custom mode of setup and thoroughly read the information on the installation steps – some of them will have boxes with additional software that you can uncheck.

How to remove QuizScope from your computer?

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

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

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You can try both of these products to remove QuizScope

Or uninstall QuizScope manually.

Step 1: Remove QuizScope from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove QuizScope from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find QuizScope.
  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 QuizScope.
  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 QuizScope.
  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 QuizScope:

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D0405B37-CB13-4185-B08B-17CF898DD4C2}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\A18B3D54EE814E9E9B466A8B0C3CC276
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\QuizScope.Control.1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED3-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\InProcServer32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{D0405B37-CB13-4185-B08B-17CF898DD4C2}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{D0405B37-CB13-4185-B08B-17CF898DD4C2}\Implemented Categories
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{D0405B37-CB13-4185-B08B-17CF898DD4C2}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{D0405B37-CB13-4185-B08B-17CF898DD4C2}\InProcServer32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{1E39BC1B-B502-4166-AD13-EDFD3A0E4975}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{0857D3B0-D1A2-4CD0-A71F-029C571ADCAD}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\QuizScope

Remove following files:

quiz.dll
quiz.exe
unscope.exe
gmpopenh264.dll
gmpopenh264.info
QuizScope.exe

Remove following folders

\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\QuizScope

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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