I was on Facebook and suddenly this Pc-fix-quickk.com pop-up came up on my screen and asked me to download Java. I can close the window, but the second time when I opened my browser, the same pop-up appeared again. I also found my homepage has been changed to a spam search page that filled with various ads. It is very annoying and I really need help removing this thing and fix my Firefox. Any suggestion?
Pc-fix-quickk.com is a deceitful web page associated with browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program (also called PUP), therefore it is able to appear in most popular web browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome or even Safari without asking for your permission. This pop-up belongs to one of the fake java update virus scams used to host malware. On its page it will say that it is recommended to have Java in order to proceed and it only leaves you an OK option. However, don’t be trapped to click OK, or it will install other spyware or malware to your machine immediately, making your privacy and computer security at risk. Similar fake pop-up ads including Lpmxp2129.com and Updaterapp.net pop-up are using the same method to trick innocent users and distribute adware or PUPs. So we have to be more careful while browsing online and avoid being tricked by this fake Java pop-up.
Pc-fix-quickk.com page only offers fake Java update and it helps display various kinds of intrusive ads within your browser in order to make you click them and make its developers richer. Generally speaking, this page refers to adware which infiltrates into computers by bundling with other software you download from the Internet. It may come along with various freeware and shareware applications, like music or video players, even can be installed after you download an interesting game. As soon as it is downloaded, it interrupts your browsing activities by changing your browser settings, disconnecting the Internet and even generating annoying ads according to your recent search queries. Most people don’t realize that an adware is already placed on their computers because antivirus program won’t give any warning about this type of threat, thus the removal will be more difficult. To completely clean up the computer and get rid of Pc-fix-quickk.com pop-up or other ads, manual removal is recommended.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Pc-fix-quickk.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. Your homepage is changed to Pc-fix-quickk.com without your permission. No matter how hard you have tried, you are not allowed to change it back to the web page you prefer.
2. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other contents you don’t want.
3. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Pc-fix-quickk.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Pc-fix-quickk.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Pc-fix-quickk.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Pc-fix-quickk.com works as a browser add-on and can be added to all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This page is not reliable although it looks like the legitimate Java warming. This one is used for distributing third-party products only, and it can constantly prompt out whenever you are browsing online, and no matter what time it is. The page has low reputation or even contains a virus. It won’t help to fix your PC as its name implies, all it may do is to install fake antivirus program and other malicious programs like add-ons, toobars or open a backdoor which helps cyber criminal to steal your information without your knowledge. To sum up, if you get Pc-fix-quickk.com pop-up ads constantly, don’t rush to click any button on its page, instead you need to scan your computer and had better get rid of this annoying stuff manually.
Published by & last updated on September 28, 2014 3:33 am