QuickFlightTracker Toolbar Removal Guide

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QuickFlightTracker Toolbar might look like a useful tool, but keep it in mind it is a PUP (potentially unwanted program). While such applications are not considered to be malicious, they cannot be regarded as trustworthy either. For instance, in this case, our specialists report the extension could encourage users to search the Internet with a tool that could show them results injected with annoying or even possibly dangerous advertisements. Because of this we would not advise keeping QuickFlightTracker Toolbar on your browser. If you choose to erase it, you could use the deletion instructions located below or a reliable security tool of your preference. Users who have more questions about the PUP can also leave us messages at the end of the article.

Some users could download QuickFlightTracker Toolbar from its homepage (quickflighttracker.com), while others might encounter it while visiting various file-sharing web pages or other doubtful sites. The reason we think it is possible is the application comes from an unknown developer known as Mindspark. Our specialists have encountered lots of other PUPs and browser hijackers distributed by this company, which signals it cannot be considered reliable. Many of the similar PUPs we came across before were spread with pop-up ads, bundled installation files, etc. Thus, to keep the system clean and protect it from doubtful tools alike we would recommend staying away from torrent and similar file-sharing web pages. Besides, users should always be careful when seeing pop-ups, banners, or sponsored links suggesting unknown freeware tools. First, it would be better to investigate the program to make sure it is trustworthy.

QuickFlightTracker Toolbar should not change user’s default search engine or homepage, but it might alter user’s new tab page. To be more accurate, after the PUP settles in, the affected browser starts loading a different web page when a new tab is created, for example, if your browser used to load google.com on your new tab, now it should open myway.com. The difference might seem insignificant as the application’s search engine may look like any other, but sadly, in reality, it could be unreliable. According to our specialists, QuickFlightTracker Toolbar's search tool might show modified search results, which means there could be additional advertising material from different third parties. The ads may not be harmful, but some of them could promote similar PUPs, scam websites, and so on. Even if the chances are small, we do not think it would be wise to keep using the application. It provides quite a lot of links, but you can bookmark them all instead of using the software’s toolbar. As for the searching for flight updates feature, you could easily find such information by visiting the airline's in question website or simply inserting flight information into google.com.

The choice is yours if you want to leave QuickFlightTracker Toolbar on your system and if you decide you do not want to use it anymore, you can erase it with the deletion instructions located below. Since the PUP is currently compatible with three browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer), the given instructions will show how to remove it from such browsers only. As a second option, we could suggest using a reliable security tool that would be able to remove the unwanted application.

Get rid of QuickFlightTracker Toolbar

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Start menu and select Control Panel (for Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7) or tap Win+R, type Control Panel and tap OK (for Win 8 and Win 10).
  2. Choose the provided feature: Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select QuickFlightTracker Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and press Uninstall.
  4. Exit the Control Panel.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Type about:addons into your browser's address bar and click Enter.
  3. Navigate to Extensions.
  4. Look for QuickFlightTracker Toolbar.
  5. Click the Remove button next to it.
  6. Close the tab and restart the browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Insert chrome://extensions into the Google Chrome’s address bar and press Enter.
  3. Find the unwanted extension in the add-ons list.
  4. Click the Remove button next to QuickFlightTracker Toolbar.
  5. Close the tab with Extensions menu.
  6. Restart the browser.
Download Remover for QuickFlightTracker Toolbar *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

QuickFlightTracker Toolbar technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
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2webTooltabAPIProxy.js5445 bytesMD5: 3873695b5694f1798e95b41d84d7dda9
3offerService.js10337 bytesMD5: b895b06a5c1af0a1ccc38853e71c6a2b
4TabManager.js151 bytesMD5: d9da65fc38d732958ee44e9e3ce46885
5logger.js541 bytesMD5: 67d0b48fb0f8d49b34a2281fd9f289a3
6util.js2184 bytesMD5: a2a9be48c184b2f5455bea41e27261d8
7chrome.js146 bytesMD5: b2c99407822c379e64db34c166ee6896
8extension_detect.js4299 bytesMD5: ac23aa66d6246b36c7362e48c8a2508a
9product.js8403 bytesMD5: 4f998c1a7e7e4796ca8fa6b5f0496609
10dlpHelper.js1799 bytesMD5: 3af8add36fef6a5feafd6247d8c9a2c5
11genericLoadRemoteSettings.js2855 bytesMD5: a6e6f1cb9f9e0e9a0a821285bc5be55f
12TooltabExtension.dll266864 bytesMD5: bc960383d1656e444bb0037a74bd5185
13manifest.json2497 bytesMD5: d6715241b3eb65d4861bded3d83f77e5
14icon48.png3200 bytesMD5: 0d559b418b9c9887a922c501bafc064a
15computed_hashes.json4346 bytesMD5: 0c61c694d04b861f8fa2158ab7da3659
16LOG.old180 bytesMD5: 06c55d5abc05d5a9528ec1d2a4cd71dc
17pageUtils.js2805 bytesMD5: d954693889cc791a7d53f531449c2111
18messages.json232 bytesMD5: ad23026846d226db64e2bf3b3ff8260b
19browserUtils.js912 bytesMD5: f341142ac8f1d4ae36d31e0df7191f4e
20webtooltabAPI.js8721 bytesMD5: 75769bdcaa6c853e0bd79f4b16df4c28
21urlFragmentActions.js1825 bytesMD5: a9e8ce29d0ec805bbb828fa26839e24d
22verified_contents.json6300 bytesMD5: f10da32d516d8c199da971709fc3a11a
23content_script.js2151 bytesMD5: e68851bd145ab5a7c75f40b9edfa23dd
24newtabproduct.html1210 bytesMD5: 2dc7a63e2e9a94721f6bf23dcadc7ce8
25config.json1728 bytesMD5: bf1f0f2713b812e509188ae60f9364e6
26CURRENT16 bytesMD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394
27000003.log4863 bytesMD5: c2c82d9ff5421960236af206440247ba
28TemplateParser.js3038 bytesMD5: a50d56f3dd3c033a19730220c4906fd3
29icon19disabled.png1554 bytesMD5: eaaf39c895d020b76e955abe801c0080
30dlp.js5659 bytesMD5: b3a43e726d664f4f81e43cbb0127d545
31background.js21378 bytesMD5: ae6350ee21f59eb4e8241feba34fdc27
32ajax.js2218 bytesMD5: 8b89b8762601212dd731408998dc5727
33storage.js2381 bytesMD5: aaf983ce8642a47119f1d1da7a3bc063
34index.js49 bytesMD5: c4207f2b196dc5f5480d51bdfa3cb3d4
35PartnerId.js16402 bytesMD5: ecdfb045323e5f31f04689de4223586b
36initOfferCEF.js8802 bytesMD5: 993e959f06960a925f99c46351ae3d1e
37urlUtils.js5349 bytesMD5: be75279c0a1e94c79500d00cafcfb05a
38icon19on.png791 bytesMD5: fbb732a7bd71f9c1c67f2970a10b47a1
39LOG402 bytesMD5: 0491f1a51677234499235e9a7092d155
40icon128.png7877 bytesMD5: 530fbfdce17d626dff2b28ddd352ff63
41ul.js3832 bytesMD5: 8db415cfe04b94f9fad4a32eef87ccef
42icon16.png1261 bytesMD5: f98b9aa5a490f5d9b010c7a75e8e7aeb
43MANIFEST-00000141 bytesMD5: 5af87dfd673ba2115e2fcf5cfdb727ab


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