I seemed to have obtained a FORCED Search Engine address, www.co-uk-q.com. I suspect I have inadvertently NOT unticked a box when downloading some software - I am usually good at this sort of thing, indeed, I tell my two brothers off when they fall for this!! : (
In Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, I cannot amend this - the options are greyed out, the despicable author(s) behind it have locked it down. I can upon a page hat says "Download antimalware designed specifically to remove threats like Www.co-Uk-Q.com and (random file).exe (download of fix will start immediately): Download Antimalware to remove Www.co-Uk-Q.com" however, this did not find it.
I then tried the suggested "Wiper Softnow" app, promising it would remove them, it didn't. Interestingly, a run of AntiMalwarebytes then threw up the WiperSoft code as a PuP!!
I now intend to zap my Windows Installation and rebuild from a Backup.
Apart from wanting to warn people, I also wish to know if anyone has any experience with this Search Engine - or the Scum who write & support it?