What is Quicki-search.com

If you see Quicki-search.com appear instead of your default homepage domain, more likely your PC is infected with a browser hijacker. These types of programs are not categorized as malware, but unwanted software causing suspicious changes. For example, all of your search queries will be redirected through the chain of third-party engines. This specific hijacker exploits quicki-search.com and www.surfisnow.com before sending users to legitimate Bing. Such chains are made to gain traffic of visits illegally generated by third-party engines. In addition to that, browser hijackers have the ability to spy on sensitive data (passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, etc.). This is why letting Quicki-search.com run on your PC becomes even more dangerous to your private life. As a result of this, you can be a victim creating passive income for cybercriminals. To avert this and many other threats, it is important to delete Quicki-search.com from your computer. Use our guide below to do it.

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How Quicki-search.com infected your computer

Quicki-search.com is also known as Quick Search Tool, which is advertised on various websites. However, this is not the main source of infection. Usually, such tools collaborate with third-party websites to bundle the software into different repacks. Because cyber criminals know the behavior of many users, they easily spread unwanted software to their systems. Once people start the installation of cracked, pirated, or free software packed into a kit, they do not pay the right attention to details. These details are “Advanced/Custom” or any other sections containing additional offers. Usually, extortionists tend to involve visual tricks to hide such sections from the eyes of inexperienced users. They make extremely small buttons or try to convince you that “Recommended” installation is what you need. Whatever the case, having such tricks included in a setup will by far lead to unwanted infections. In order to prevent this from happening in the future, we recommend being more careful and using only trusted and official resources. Below, you will find instructions illustrating both removal and protection procedures.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Quicki-search.com completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Quicki-search.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download SpyHunter for Mac

To remove Quicki-search.com completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Quicki-search.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Quicki-search.com manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Quicki-search.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Quicki-search.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: Quicki-search.com can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Quicki-search.com from Control Panel

To start removing Quicki-search.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names, but usually “Quicki Search”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac.

Remove Quicki-search.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Quicki Search might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Quicki Search from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Quicki-search.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Quicki Search or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Quicki-search.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Quicki Search or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Quicki-search.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Quicki Search or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Quicki-search.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Quicki-search.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Quicki Search or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Quicki Search or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Quicki-search.com

In some cases, Quicki-search.com won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Quicki-search.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Quicki-search.com folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Quicki-search.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Quicki Search or other suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Quicki-search.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Quicki-search.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Quicki Search from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Quicki Search.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Quicki-search.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extensions and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Quicki-search.com related extensions from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Quicki Search extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Quicki Search or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Quicki Search or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Quicki-search.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Quicki-search.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Quicki Search or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Quicki-search.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Quicki Search or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Quicki-search.com installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Quicki-search.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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