Do you know what SearchQuest is?
SearchQuest is a questionable application that might threaten your virtual security with certain traits it showed while our malware researchers inspected it in our internal lab. Due to its behavior, this program has been categorized as adware. This browser add-on can affect all the major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Therefore, you cannot escape its potentially unreliable third-party ads, which can mainly come as pop-ups and in-text ads. These can be rather annoying; however, that is not the real problem here. Clicking on these ads might redirect you to unsafe websites where you might be introduced to misleading and unreliable content. If you want to keep your computer free of infections, we recommend that you remove SearchQuest right now. Please read on for the details and the solution we can offer against this malware.
It is quite possible that you did not download this adware as a standalone file directly from its website, searchquestapp.com. Why? Because, first, how would you find this page at all, and, second, how would you download it when the buttons do not function on the page? So how can it spread on the web? Unfortunately, this adware is no different from other malware infections and uses a rather suspicious way called software bundling in order to be distributed all over the net. These bundles may hide a number of malware infections, including adware programs, potentially unwanted programs, and browser hijackers. Our researchers have noticed that SearchQuest can come with PriceLess and PicColor, for example. If you have this bundled version, you cannot totally free your computer of infections by simply deleting SearchQuest; you also need to eliminate all other threats as well.SearchQuest screenshot
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SearchQuest has been found very similar to SearchSnacks, WordProser, and ClickCaption, which we have already covered. This adware program is supposed to be a browser add-on that enables users to highlight text on websites and provides an in-page window to display Wikipedia and Bing results right away. Unfortunately, it is more likely that it will simply start displaying distracting ads all over your screen. You need to be careful not to click on these third-party ads because you cannot know if a certain third party can be trusted at all. Cyber criminals might also hide behind a “best offer” ad, waiting for a prey to “come by”. But visiting websites that are operated by schemers can be rather detrimental to your operating system and your privacy as well. Only removing SearchQuest can save you from the unfortunate consequences.
Keeping this useless application on your computer could lead to all kinds of security issues as you can see. It will not take more than a minute for you to stop this infection. Please follow our guide below if you are not familiar with uninstalling programs via Control Panel. Also, do not forget that you yourself can do a lot to protect your computer from getting infected. All you need to do is to set some surfing rules that you stick to. For example, try to avoid unreliable and suspicious websites, do not click on third-party ads, and do not open attachments in spam e-mails.
SearchQuest from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Tap Win+X and access Programs and Features.
- Select the program and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the program and press Uninstall.
- Click Start and access Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and press Remove.
In non-techie terms:
SearchQuest is a useless browser add-on that may simply keep displaying third-party ads. However, clicking on these ads may be dangerous in the sense that you might end up on malicious websites. This adware application may come with other malware programs, so you may have to face several security-related issues. Failing to act in time may cause damage to your files and your operating system. That is why we recommend removing SearchQuest and every other related infection. The most effective way we can suggest is the use of an up-to-date malware removal tool.