Search.searchquicks.com Removal Guide

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Why would you need an unreliable search engine like Search.searchquicks.com in your browsers when you can always use reputable and reliable ones, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing? The truth is that you may not even know that you have installed this potentially unwanted program (PUP) called Quick Search, the one that sets its search website as your default search engine and new tab page. You should know that this PUP uses redirections to modified search results pages and may show questionable third-party ads as well. In other words, if this search page appears in your browser, your system security could be at risk before long. As a matter of fact, it is quite possible that you did not install this PUP on purpose or knowingly, which could mean that it entered your computer via questionable channels. This could mean that your system may be under attack on several fronts as a couple of malware infections may have also infiltrated your PC at the same time. Although we do not claim that this search page is a dangerous and direct threat to your system, we do believe that you should remove Search.searchquicks.com by deleting the browser extension that is responsible for this useless search engine.

As we have already mentioned, this PUP can mainly be found on your computer after you infect it with a useless browser extension called Quick Search. This tool seems to affect your Google Chrome browser only. It is possible to officially install it via its promotional webpage, searchquicks.com/DS?, and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/quick-search/dbdgalcaoofihabcbokkannbiigmaknf. The official page is probably the simplest one we have ever seen. Practically, all you can find there is about two lines of promotional text and a large "Continue" button that installs the extension directly. Before it happens though, a pop-up comes up that contains some information about the permissions this tool needs to operate. We strongly advise you to always read this carefully so that you will not be surprised afterwards. In any case, we do not really think that most victims install this worthless PUP through official channels.

Unfortunately, you can find this search page spreading via unreliable channels as well. These include freeware bundles as well as redirections. You can easily download a malicious software package when looking for a free program to download. If you do not use reputable and reliable sources for your downloads, it is possible that you land on an unfamiliar and questionable file-sharing website that promotes unreliable third-party installers. You should know that the majority of torrent and freeware pages are unreliable and operated by cyber crooks in order to infect lots of users. As a matter of fact, there could be hundreds of thousands of computer users every single day searching the web for free files to download. No wonder that criminals find it one of the best ways to fish for their victims. Yet another possibility is for you to click on any unsafe third-party content. You may be exposed to such content when you are viewing shady websites promoting questionable third-party ads or when your PC is infected with adware. As you can see now, if you did not install this PUP in an official way, chances are your system is packed with browser hijackers, ad-supported programs, Trojans, fake warnings, and, of course, PUPs like this one. This is why we suggest that after you delete Search.searchquicks.com from your browser, you run a reliable online malware scanner to identify every single possible threat source that can endanger your PC.

This PUP offers you "superior default search", whatever that means. As a matter of fact, your browsers all have default search engines that are reliable and reputable. What's more, you can always set a new one that you prefer or even bookmark it and have it one click away. All this by using built-in functions of your browsers. Why would you need a questionable tool to do exactly the same for you? This unreliable search engine redirects all your queries to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com first, which is indeed a browser hijacker that can modify search results. In fact, your keywords are then forwarded to search.yahoo.com, so the previous search engine only flashes up in your address bar for a second or so. The problem is that you will find yourself on a Yahoo search results page that you may regard as reliable. However, since you land there coming from this unreliable search website, your results could be manipulated to contain potentially unreliable third-party ads and links. This simply means that clicking on any content there could be risky as you may be redirected to malicious websites run by cyber criminals. This usually ends with you being scammed, in which situation you could share your personally identifiable data with crooks and that may lead to losing money from your accounts or worse. We believe that this should be a good enough reason for you to want to delete Search.searchquicks.com from your computer.

If you are ready to move on, here is what you can do to make your PC a more secure virtual realm. First, you need to locate the undesirable extension and remove it through the Settings menu of your browser. If you need assistance with this, please use our instructions below. Once you uninstall this tool, a farewell page is opened in your browser that contains a survey to fill out. If you do not want to bother, just close this tab and go on with your routine. The truth of the matter is that this PUP could be the least worrisome on your computer. It is vital that you make sure that no other infection remains on board if you are planning to use a secure computer. Thus, we suggest that you install a trustworthy malware removal program, such as SpyHunter. This security software can take care of all your virtual security issues automatically.

How to remove Search.searchquicks.com from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F to open the menu.
  2. Navigate to More tools and then, choose Extensions.
  3. Locate the unwanted extension called Quick Search and click on the trash can icon on the right.
  4. Click Remove on the pop-up.
Download Remover for Search.searchquicks.com *
*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.

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