Do you know what Search-quick.com is?
Search-quick.com is a browser hijacker that affects your browser settings. It is a dangerous computer infection that can collect information on what websites you visit and then redirect you to affiliated pages that could be full of malicious content. You must remove Search-quick.com from your computer if you want to avoid financial extortion and various computer security issues. It is necessary to keep your system protected and safe, so when you delete Search-quick.com, you need to check for other unwanted applications that might have arrived at your system with this browser hijacker.
Our research team points out that Search-quick.com usually get distributed bundled with freeware and shareware through unreliable downloaders and installers. In other words, it is practically impossible to download the browser hijacker directly. After all, who would want to have something like Search-quick.com on her computer? As far as associated programs are concerned, our research shows that Search-quick.com is related to Certified Toolbar and Hometab potentially unwanted program, so do not be surprised if various plug-ins and extensions will be added to your browser when Search-quick.com enters your computer.Search-quick.com screenshot
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That is also the reason you should run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner once you notice that your browser settings have been modified without your permission. There is no need to panic as browser hijackers are not immediate security threats, but the problem is that such annoying computer infections often come in packs, so Search-quick.com apparently has brought more than just one adware or potentially unwanted programs on your computer. What’s more, Search-quick.com functions on all the main browsers, so it does not matter which browser is set as your default web browsing tool.
There are users who tend to ignore Search-quick.com and similar infections because they do not think they are dangerous enough. These users argue that Search-quick.com does provide them with the search function, but the truth is that this browser hijacker does not have an original search service. It makes use of the thesmartsearch.net search engine, thus assigning the search function to a third party, and there is no guarantee that the search results are reliable. On top of that, Search-quick.com shows commercial ads on its homepage and in between the search results. This makes the search process rather annoying and even dangerous.
You can never tell where you could be redirected if you click on Search-quick.com ads, so your best option right now is to remove Search-quick.com from the system along with other unwanted applications. Restore your browser settings to default and then scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool, to remove any unwanted files or programs that remain.
Restore Your Browser Settings
- Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal options and press Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- When the new tab opens, click Reset Firefox at the top right corner.
- Press Reset Firefox on the confirmation box.
- Click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and click the Reset settings button.
- Press Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Your homepage was changed to Search-quick.com most probably because you have recently downloaded some freeware apps from unreliable websites. Remove this browser hijacker immediately and protect your computer from similar infections by investing in a legitimate computer security application. For an alternative software removal method, you can refer to the secondary set of instructions below this description.