Quick Button: Complete Uninstall Steps
Quick Button is a notorious computer infection, which upon sneaking into the targeted PCs, modifies default browser’s settings to promote quicknewtab.com- a fake search engine. Due to this, it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. This and similar type of other cyber infections like FlashSearch etc. are also known for monitoring users’ online habits, and hence, it can be a hazardous threat for victims’ privacy. People hardly ever download and install this application with intend. Most of the times, it is spread stealthily through software bundling technique, so they are considered as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
Quick Button Alters Browser’s Settings:
Quick Button is compatible with all the most used internet browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer etc. and hence, it can target maximum users. Soon after getting into the Windows devices, it replaces browser’s new tab/window, startpage, and default search engine URLs to a deceptive search domain quicknewtab.com). For instance, when this perilous hijacker is installed within your computer, each time you open a new browser tab, or type some query into the URL bar, you are redirected to the aforesaid search tool.
Search engine promoted by Quick Button is not able to produce results, so it either redirects to Google or through my-search.com to Bing. However, the results you get are still not relevant as they are filled with ads and affiliated links. During the presence of this nasty hijacker in your work-station, you are bombarded with numerous annoying ads throughout the day which interrupts your web sessions badly. You should keep in mind that this fake search tool provides manipulated search results that can cause redirects to untrustworthy third-party websites. Some of the third-party websites endorsed by Quick Button may not be dangerous, but some can be very hazardous.
We strongly recommend you to avoid any suggestions to try freeware software, because some of them can be harmful to your machine. Furthermore, it is known that this notorious PUP is capable of tracking victims’ browsing habits. It can monitor your search queries, visited websites, also it can see your IP address and your system’s location. Also, it can even gather your personal data like credit card and banking details. This collected information is then shared with cyber criminals and can be employed for multiple fraudulent purposes. And hence, a quick Quick Button removal is highly recommended.
Infiltration Of Quick Button:
This browser hijacking application is spread in a sneaky way, which allows bundling multiple applications into one software pack. The creators of such potentially unwanted programs fail to reveal about optional components for users, so they regularly install several programs without realizing it. It occurs because the majority of users install new programs in a rush and select the Default or Standard installation settings.
To ensure your device security and to not let unwanted threats to access your system, you have to always choose the Advanced or Custom installation mode. After that, when the configuration window expands, just untick any boxes or programs that look suspicious to you or you don’t want to be installed. This way you will install the desired software without any attachments. However, if this hijacker is already running within your computer, you should immediately take actions to remove Quick Button.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Quick Button:
Remove the related items of Quick Button using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Quick Button issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Quick Button) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Quick Button removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Quick Button still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Quick Button plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Quick Button removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Quick Button (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.