Search.quicksearchtool.com is the search engine that Quick Search Tool introduces to Google Chrome users. The application is advertised as a desirable search assistant that, allegedly, is a “useful tool” that enables searching via the browser’s address bar. You can use this feature with any trusted search provider, and so the extension is not actually all that useful. Nonetheless, Chrome users continue to install it. Why is that so? It is possible that aggressive advertising techniques are used to promote it. For example, the installer page could be opened in full-screen by ad servers, or it could be advertised when users complete the installation of a different extension. It also could be attached to unreliable bundled downloaders, and if you interact with those, you could end up letting in multiple threats that might require removal. Use a malware scanner to figure out if you need to address additional threats, and continue reading to learn how to delete Search.quicksearchtool.com specifically.
If the services provided by Quick Search Tool were useful, there is no doubt that more Google Chrome users would flock to it. Also, it is possible that more people would ignore the fact that data about them and their activities can be collected and shared with who knows whom. That being said, the services provided by Quick Search Tool are not useful or attractive. When Search.quicksearchtool.com takes over the default search provider, and the New Tab page is changed to introduce a search box that represents the same search tool, your web searches immediately become risky. First and foremost, it must be said that Search.quicksearchtool.com redirects to Yahoo Search, but the results are not ones that you would suspect. Yes, the basis is taken from this well-known search engine, but additional results are added by the PUP, and these are, what we know as, sponsored links. Basically, the PUP modifies your search results by adding links promoting services and websites of unknown parties, who are likely to pay for every click that users make. Can this search service be trusted? We think that that is questionable.
It does not take much to delete Quick Search Tool along with all cookies. Follow the guide below, and you will have this potentially unwanted program eliminated in no time at all. What about the removal of Search.quicksearchtool.com? If you get rid of the PUP successfully, you should not need to remove the unwanted search provider manually. In fact, you should not be able to do it anyway. So, hopefully, you do not need to put in too much effort to bring full security back into your life. Of course, that is not possible if other threats exist or if your system is not protected. Both of these issues can be solved by installing a trusted anti-malware tool. One that could automatically delete threats and secure your system.