What Is QuicklookPI Mac?
The main goal of QuicklookPI’s developers most likely is to profit by getting you to click on as many ads as possible. Such pay-per-click schemes aim to generate profits from displaying intrusive ads. To accomplish this goal, the fraudters could flood your Mac with different types of ads which may slow it down and make it freeze at times. But the primary risk involved with these pop-ups is that they may take you to scam sites or sites hiding malware.
QuicklookPI Mac Summary
|Type||Browser Hijacker/Adware/PUP for Mac|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your machine.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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QuicklookPI Mac – More Information
QuicklookPI can enter your computer by being optionally added to the setup of another application you recently may have downloaded on your Mac. Usually, applications like QuicklookPI often tend to be advertised as legitimate programs that can help you with your daily Mac activities. This is how this application may be marketed to you in case you have deliberately downloaded it or approved it to be added.
Once QuicklookPI has been installed on your Mac, it may start utiziling different types of trackers, such as:
These tracking technologies are used by QuicklookPI or its related websites to get information about your online browsing behavior. The following types of online activities can be tracked in your browsers:
- Browsing History.
- Online Clicks history.
- Search history.
- Online clicks.
- Information you type on your computer.
But tracking is not the main reason why this unwanted app is running on your Mac. The main purpose of this application most likely is to display different types of advertised content:
- Search result ads.
- Online banners.
- Push notification ads.
Since nobody can guarantee that the QuicklookPI advertisements shown on your Mac can lead to safe websites, we recommended that you focus on removing the unwanted app. Remember that intrusive and unwanted ads could redirect you to risky websites.
Remove QuicklookPI from Mac
In order to remove this QuicklookPI from Mac, we strongly recommend that you follow the Mac instructions listed in the guide below. Be advised that the best method to remove this application and fully protect your Mac in the future is to download an advanced Mac anti-malware program. Such an anti-malware application will scan your macOS for all types of unwanted programs or malware, and then get rid of them automatically.
- Guide 1: How to Remove QuicklookPI from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of QuicklookPI from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove QuicklookPI from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase QuicklookPI from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall QuicklookPI from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove QuicklookPI from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate QuicklookPI from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove QuicklookPI from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove QuicklookPI
Step 2: Uninstall QuicklookPI and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by QuicklookPI on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by QuicklookPI there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of QuicklookPI from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall QuicklookPI and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove QuicklookPI via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove QuicklookPI files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as QuicklookPI, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove QuicklookPI from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase QuicklookPI from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall QuicklookPI from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove QuicklookPI from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the QuicklookPI will be removed.
Eliminate QuicklookPI from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.