I wrote this article to help you remove Quickprivacycheck.com. This Quickprivacycheck.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you see the Quickprivacycheck.com site every time you open one of your browsers, we have bad news for you. The page didn’t appear as if by magic. Something is forcing it on you and this something is an adware infection. That’s right, there is an adware parasite on your machine and displaying the above-mentioned page is its way of revealing its presence. What you should do is take the page`s appearance as a warning sign though. And take measures.
Adware infections don’t make for pleasant tenants. On the very contrary. This malware family may not be as dangerous as ransomware pieces and Trojans, but it is considered the most annoying one and also poses risks to you. Unless, for some reason, you want to put up with all the shenanigans the adware is about to throw at you, delete it as soon as possible. Once you notice the Quickprivacycheck.com page taking over your browsers, start looking for the pest and delete it upon discovery. That’s the best course of action you can take.
This adware doesn’t only force the Quickprivacycheck.com site all the time. It also redirects you to tons of other just as shady and potentially dangerous pages every time you go online. You browsing becomes a nightmare. But the redirects are not your only concern. Thanks to the infection, all of your browsers are now modified to generate as many pop-up ads as possible. The pest adds to them its pesky plugin, and every time you open one them, you get bombarded with all kinds of commercials. Banners, pop-ups, deals, offers, in texts, best prices, comparisons, coupons, and so on and so forth. However, don’t be gullible enough to believe that these adverts are there to help you with your online shopping. Of course, not.
First of all, the ads are sponsored and hence, extremely unreliable. Second, hackers use them to make effortless profits via the pay-per-click technique. Basically, with each of your clicks on ads, hackers make money. And third, by clicking you are not only helping crooks become richer, you are also exposing yourself to malware. As we said, the ads cannot be trusted and a single click on the wrong one could result in you infecting your machine even more and that’s the last thing you need. This adware is enough.
As you can see, it brings nothing but troubles. But the biggest risk you take by hosting this infection has to do with your privacy. The adware is programmed to monitor your every move and gathers as much as personal information that it can. Once it deems it has enough, it sends it all to the crooks who published it. Does this sound good to you? Hackers having a hold of your personal data? Delete the infection before it is too late. To do so manually, follow our removal guide at the end of this article.
And finally, how to protect yourself from future infections? You have probably heard this many times but we will say it once again: be more attentive and careful! All parasites rely on your distraction and carelessness to slip by you. All of them. And this is how this adware got in. Thanks to your negligence. Don’t repeat your mistakes. Be vigilant and doubting. Stay away from suspicious pages and don’t click on every link/ad that you see.
Think twice before opening an email from a stranger as well as a social media message from a person who is not on your friend list. When installing bundled software, take the time to see what exactly there is in the bundle. You can do that by opting for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. And last but not least, always read the Terms and Conditions when installing programs/updates. Choose to rely on vigilance instead of luck. It works best.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Quickprivacycheck.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.