Quiknowledge is a free browser add-on, which works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The application enables you to quickly access information on the terms that you encounter when browsing the Internet. In order to use Quiknowledge, highlight a word and move the mouse pointer to the QK icon, which appears above the word. Quiknowledge provides you with three tabs. On the first tab, you can see search results provided by Bing. On the second tab, the selected word or text can be translated by Microsoft. The last tab provides you with a thesaurus. However, this seemingly harmless tool should be removed from the browsers because it is also displays advertisements.
Quiknowledge can display web banners, pop-up, pop-under, and in-line advertisements. The advertisements are likely to be displayed on popular online shopping websites such as Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, Best Buy, and many others. You may find coupons labeled “Hot Deals!”, recommendations to update computer application and pop-ups inviting to take part in a survey. For example, when browsing the Ebay website, you may be asked to fill in a questionnaire. If you pay attention to the disclaimer, you will find that the survey is administrated by some third party which has nothing in common with Ebay. Ignore such surveys because they are aimed at obtaining your personal information. You may also be offered a chance to download some other computer program. If you do not know the application, ignore the suggestion to prevent adverse results.
Quiknowledge does not endorse the websites that are advertised. Moreover, the developers of the application are not responsible for your interaction with the websites promoted by Quiknowledge, which means that you use Quiknowledge at your own risk.
You can easily eliminate the application using a spyware removal tool. We recommend that you implement SpyHunter, because this application can remove the adware and shield the system from various computer infections. Do not hesitate to install the recommended tool because it is one of the major preventative measures that you can take to prevent computer infections and data loss. If for some reason you do not trust spyware removal tools, follow the instructions provided below and then scan the computer to make sure that all the components of Quiknowledge are eliminated.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
After uninstalling the application, do not forget to scan the computer with a reliable scanner.