Do you know what QuickSurf is?
QuickSurf is the name of a familiar old application we have written about in the past. QuickSurf is just a new name while the program itself has not changed much. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this program from your computer, because like its predecessors, it shows commercial advertisements that are unreliable in nature. There is no way to determine what can be the consequences of having this application on your PC. The application seems to work fine and might be very useful for individuals who seek for a program with the functions that it provides. However, the mere fact that the application promotes third-party content damages its credibility beyond repair.
QuickSurf is clone of LinkWiz and Termblazer. All three applications are almost identical with just a few minor differences regarding the window tabs. Anyway, QuickSurf has been developerd by QuickSurf Software, which is obviously a fictitious name, because its clones have been allegedly developed by “infection name + Software” company. The program is promoted on Quicksurfapp.com, but it cannot be downloaded from the website, because it does not have a download button, even a fake one, which is pretty common among adware promoting websites. It comes bundled with other software so your computer can become infected with this malicious program if you like downloading programs from free software distributing websites. So once you install your desired application, you might be greeted by ads labeled “Powered by QuickSurf” or “Ads by QuickSurf.”QuickSurf screenshot
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It is claimed that QuickSurf is a free ad-supported browser plug-in. With this application installed you will see banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitial and in-texts. It is claimed that the advertisements are the responsibility of QuickSurf and not the underlying website, but dealings, are solely between you and such third party advertiser, so the developers of the program are not responsible for the content that they promote and they shed all responsibility.
Now, let us move on to the functionality of the program. You can underline a selected text by holding the left mouse button. Once highlighted, a blue-colored symbol will appear. Clicking the symbol will render a window that features three tabs. The first tab shows search results from Wikipedia. The second tab is a Microsoft powered translator, which works rather well by the way. The program auto-detects the language and translates automatically the source text to a preset translation language. The third tab is a thesaurus powered by WordNet, which also woks quite well.
However, the fact that the application shows unreliable commercial advertisements makes the application malicious, and you should remove it as soon as possible, because there is no telling what might happen if this application were to remain on your computer. In the worst case scenario you might experience a financial loss or you might unwillingly reveal your banking credentials on a fake online shopping website. Therefore, we recommend that you remove QuickSurf, and enjoy a malware-free computing.
How to remove QuickSurf from Windows
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
- Open the Charm bar and click Search.
- Using the Search function, go to Uninstall a program.
- Locate QuickSurf, right-click on it and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and Open the Start menu.
- Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Locate QuickSurf, right-click it, and click Uninstall.
- Navigate to the left of the Taskbar, click Start, and open the Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs and select Change or Remove Programs.
- Locate QuickSurf and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
QuickSurf is an adware program that may show links to various third-party websites, particularly online shopping websites, that might be unreliable or outright fake. You might experience a financial loss by purchasing something from such websites. Therefore, we recommend that you remove QuickSurf using the guide provided above or a antimalware program.