redirect virus

How to remove virus?

I’ve got this virus few days ago after viewing a tutorial video. It spreads so fast and it even infects my removable drives and USB flash drive. Our network computer’s security was able to identify the intrusion right away so the spread got limited only to my own PC.

Searching the Internet reveals that is an old threat. There are discussions of this on various forums as early as 2006. After reading and executing some removal steps, I am not lucky enough to remove redirect on my computer.

What this malware does on my computer is it opens a new browser showing various ads from questionmarket. There are instances, that browser is hijacked and instead of the requested page, it will display a message like this:

Your Opinion Matters
Take a quick survey. Your answer will strictly be used for research purposes.”

After the while the web page will shut down on its own. Running various scans, tools like Microsoft Security Essentials, Junkware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and Norton 360 found no threats. Please tell me how to stop my web site from getting redirect to


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  1. Buddy00

    You are right; redirect virus is quite an old threat. However, up to this point, there are many complains about this threat.
    In some instances, web site visited will redirect your browser to because the site is affiliated with it. If in case, you are regularly seeing this thing on the computer. I suggest to run a scan of the following programs:

    – adwCleare
    – Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    – Avast Browser Cleanup.

    You may also manually remove the QuestionMarket extension from your browser by following this procedure:

    Uninstall from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for or QuestionMarket entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    Here is Internet Explorer’s frequently asked question for your reference:

    How to Uninstall in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see or QuestionMarket from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    If you cannot delete the extension, you can simply disable it. See how to manage Google Chrome Extension from this page:

    How to Remove in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove or QuestionMarket from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

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