If your computer suddenly started to work slower, it might be because you installed a potentially unwanted program called Quick Searcher Chrome Extension. Our specialists believe the add-on was created to mine various digital currencies by employing the user’s computer. Unfortunately, while the software’s creators generate money, the user may find it impossible to work on his computer. Apparently, Quick Searcher Chrome Extension might use most of the computer’s CPU, and as a result, it could become difficult to launch, open or work with various applications. Naturally, if you cannot stand this anymore, we urge you not hesitate and remove this potentially unwanted program at once. Below the article users can find our prepared instructions; they might make the deletion part easier. However, we recommend reading the text too since this way you can learn more about this unreliable tool.
Of course, coin mining capabilities are not mentioned to the user as Quick Searcher Chrome Extension appears to be presented as a simple tool for searching the Internet. If you have not seen its description, you could have a look at it if you just go to the Extensions menu and find the add-on in question. One might wonder how you could install a tool without knowing what it is. Potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, and other untrustworthy software alike is quite often distributed through bundled installers, so users can install it without even realizing it if they do not pay attention to the information provided by the configuration wizard.
Moreover, in some cases, the user might feel forced installing an application. What we have in mind is when a program is spread with irritating pop-up ads claiming users have to place the add-on if they wish to leave the website they were redirected to. In fact, our researchers believe this is how Quick Searcher Chrome Extension could be distributed as well. If you ever appear in such situation, we would advise you to launch the Task Manager and kill the browser’s process if you cannot close it without installing the tool suggested by the suspicious pop-up. Also, it is important to know that if you are redirected to such sites automatically and not because you clicked some suspicious links or other content on unreliable web pages, it is possible the redirection could be initiated by adware or other threats hiding on the system. In which case, it is highly advisable to check the computer and erase all potential threats.
As we said at the beginning of the text, if the user installs Quick Searcher Chrome Extension, he should begin to notice changes in the computer’s performance quite soon. That is because the potentially unwanted program might be mining digital currencies like Bitcoin, Monero, and so on while using your computer’s CPU and possibly the graphics card. Our researchers say the computers slowness could be visible when you minimize or maximize application windows, while using programs or playing games, etc. Also, some users could notice their computers are getting overheated, which should look rather suspicious if you are not performing tasks that do not use a lot of your device’s resources.
It seems to us, there are more reliable search engines to choose from, so instead of allowing the add-on’s creators gain money at the expense of your device, we advise you to remove this potentially unwanted program and by doing so make your computer work fast like it was before. To erase Quick Searcher Chrome Extension manually, users could follow the instructions located below the article. On the other hand, it might be a better idea to leave this task to a reliable security tool, given there could be other possible dangerous applications on the computer.