QuickSearch Virus Removal (Uninstall Guide)

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This page aims to help you remove QuickSearch Virus. These QuickSearch Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you are here now and reading this writing, then you have most likely noticed strange behavior with your PC. Regardless if it is advertisements, excessive pop-ups, confusing webpages or tabs — all are a definite sign that there is something bad going on with your system.

We have tried to put together the most important information so that you have enough knowledge on how to deal with the virus on your own and without spending crazy money to pay IT specialists to come rescue you.

What’s going on? 

This is the number one question that everybody begins to ask when their device begins to act crazy.  The digital times we live in have allowed devices to take over most of what used to be done via manual human labor. This makes it real easy for the computer geniuses out there and allows them to “lead the race”. They use our tech-savvy ignorance of I to attack us. They are familiar with the way we think and act when we use our PCs and use that knowledge to spread viruses, malware, and all kinds of other cyber threats. The sole goal of this publication is to inform you about the malware and how it could affect you,perhaps even answer some way past-due questions you might have had.

Many folks insist that it is not a malware, but more of a legal software and that it is of no harm. The reality though is that it is a big danger for your PC and stored files. Once in the hardware of your computer, you will be realize how bad of a thing it is, but we have thought of that already and have attached an updated removal guide to this article, for your assistance. The guidance and navigation in it will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge, so that you don’t have to be a total victim of QuickSearch Virus.

QuickSearch Virus could be detected  without putting too much effort, but by simply looking consciously  at the online advertisements and especially pop-up ads that appear on the webpages you visit. Remember that hackers know what sites you visit the most and at what time of the day. Switching some “internet browsing” habits might be a good idea for extra protection against QuickSearch Virus. We all get so super-duper excited when we win something. Either money, an object, a game, etc. the feeling of accomplishment and happiness is beyond description. BUT nothing comes for free! There are tons of fake ads out there that easy to recognize.Wonder how? If the they show as flashing images and/or signs, shifting content, are colorful and are endlessly pushing you to open them and trying your out to see if you will click on the dream words “you won $1,000,000!” then, it is for sure a trap! The more you click on or open such advertisements, the more they will be appearing and the only way you can eliminate them is to fully erase the malware off your computer.

Another sign of QuickSearch Virus is the “browser hijacker”. The browser hijacker is exactly that: hijacking/redirection of a browser. A simpler description: when you are using your computer and odd websites start to open and the content these webpages have are again something of the type of a night club style we mentioned above, or even worse: is highly inappropriate and vulgar; then you have either gotten the virus already or are at the “door step” of it. It is tremendously important to begin uninstalling it ASAP. A delay of removing it will cause further harm to your files!

How is QuickSearch Virus distributed?

There are many ways for the malware to get spread. We can’t fit all information into one article, but feel free to take a look through ALL of our Ads Removal publications. We promise that you will find the valuable information you are looking for. BUT some ways the virus comes to your computer include: e-mail spams, phishing e-mails, the mentioned above pop-up ads, software bundling, etc.

The removal guide below comes in handy when dealing with such virus. Please, review it carefully!


Name QuickSearch
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  slowness of performance, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method spam e-mails, phishing e-mails, software bundling
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – QuickSearch Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove QuickSearch Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove QuickSearch Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!