Aqovd.com adware screenshot
Aqovd.com adware website screenshot
In regards to the usefulness part, Aqovd does return some results for one’s search queries. But these are mixed with sponsored links that cram up nearly as much space as the relevant entries. How do people end up on Aqovd.com, the landing page of the adware under consideration? Now, that’s where the malicious attributes resurface. The adware, which is covertly installed along with third-party freeware or shareware, adds an extension to IE, Firefox, and Chrome. The add-on is to blame for altering the user preferences on the system, such as the homepage, new tab page, and preferred search engine. Each one of these parameters is changed to Aqovd. Should the user not want this to happen, which is most likely, the makers of this adware don’t care. They want more traffic that subsequently gets converted into ad views, hence money.
There is no option other than removal of the Aqovd bug from whatever PC it’s on. For this purpose, security experts recommend sticking to a fix that’s been verified for efficiency regarding this particular pest. More info and removal guide can be found here: http://sureshotsoftware.com/guides/aqovd/