Hi, I have the Quicknetsearch.com sticking on my web browser of the Chrome. To tell the truth, I don’t think it is the worst search facility I have ever seen. But I google information about it and learn that it is not safe and reliable. So in case of any loss occurring in the future, I decide to get rid of it from my Dell computer totally. But when I worked on it, I found i could not remove it myself. It came back anytime I thought it is deleted. I am really tired. Can you guys help me? Please! Much appreciated!
One issue involved with the redirection feature of the Quicknetsearch.com may become the concern of the computer users. The redirection feature of the Quicknetsearch.com works, as a matter of fact, in an intentional and purposive way instead of purposeless and accidental way. The web search function of the Bing.com is exploited by the Quicknetsearch.com to carry out the missions aimed to delivering and distributing of illegal and trustworthy advertising contents. It is in a contemptible and despicable way that the users are fooled into their trap. By taking advantage of the reliability of the famous web search engine of the Bing.com, the Quicknetsearch.com intends to disguise itself to be a reliable and useful web search program that is able to provide contents accurate enough to perfectly answer the user’s search query. While, according to reliable sources, it is believed that many dangerous threats and risks are hid among the contents on the changed result page provided by the Quicknetsearch.com.
The freeware and shareware are commonly regarded as the most frequently used ways for a virus like the Quicknetsearch.com to distribute itself. So if you are a computer user that tends to use free programs on your system, it is needed for you to become more careful and prudent because the free programs will make your computer more possible to get infected with such a virus as the Quicknetsearch.com. While, to install a free application in the Advanced or Custom mode will effectively help avoid being infected with the Quicknetsearch.com plug-in. The Advanced or Custom mode of the setup wizard will allow you to prevent a web browser virus like the Quicknetsearch.com from devastating your computer by kicking the malicious program out of the installation process. Therefore, anytime you want to install a program, especially a free program, on your computer, never forget to select the Advanced or Custom mode to carry out the installation process. It may take more time for you to install a program, but in this way, your computer will be effectively protected from such an infection as the Quicknetsearch.com.
Quicknetsearch.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 the Quicknetsearch.com from 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 of the Quicknetsearch.com from Task Manager.
Once Quicknetsearch.com hijacker 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. Delete all the malicious files related to Quicknetsearch.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
It is needed to keep in mind that the Quicknetsearch.com application is not a reliable and trustworthy web browser extension that will work hard to offer to users either the most accurate search results or the best online transactions. As any other wretched and ignoble web browser hijacker, to grab control over the victim’s web browser, the Quicknetsearch.com will undoubtedly try every effort to make annoying alternations to the settings of corrupted web browser in an auto or forcible way. For the developer of the Quicknetsearch.com, he can get paid as much as possible by helping expose the advertising contents of his customers to the victims of the program; while, for the victims whose web browser have been infected, inconveniences and potential threats are the only things they can get out of the add-on. Hence, you are strongly recommended to remove the Quicknetsearch.com completely from your computer as fast as you can anytime it is found on your system.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on December 26, 2016 6:55 am