QuickViewer is classified as adware and a potentially unwanted program because of the stealth installation technique it uses to infiltrate the user’s system. QuickViewer is similar to apps like Easy Driver Pro and Browser App. Once installed, QuickViewer is known to display third-party advertising materials in the web pages the user visits. You can remove the ad-supported application manually or with a trusted anti-spyware tool.
How Is QuickViewer Distributed?
QuickViewer can be downloaded online but if pop-up ads labeled “Ads by QuickViewer” or “QuickViewer Ads” can start appearing on the website you visit without previous installation of the app. In this case, QuickViewer comes bundled with free of charge programs available online, like PDF creators, media players, etc. These stealth installations can be easily avoided if you select the Custom options and un-tick any pre-checked boxes.
Once installed, QuickViewer starts showing numerous advertisements in the web pages you visit. The marketing materials vary from banners and in-text ads to coupons and price comparisons. The problem with these otherwise harmful ads is that they can link you to corrupt websites and expose your system to risk.
Adware-type programs like QuickViewer are known to cause the following issues on the affected machine:
- Browser and system slowdowns
- Irritating advertisements
- Redirects to suspicious sites
QuickViewer may track personally non-identifiable information on your PC. This includes browsing habits, duration of the sessions, IP address and location, performed searches. It is not excluded that personal data if provided, may also be tracked by QuickViewer and used for different purposes. In most cases, the collected data is used by third parties to serve targeted advertisements.
How to Remove QuickViewer from Your Computer?
QuickViewer is not malicious per se, yet its presence on your computer may make the system vulnerable to other, more serious threats. QuickViewer can be removed manually or with the help of a competent anti-malware program. Follow the instructions below to delete QuickViewer from your machine permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove QuickViewer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of QuickViewer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove QuickViewer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase QuickViewer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall QuickViewer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove QuickViewer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate QuickViewer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove QuickViewer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove QuickViewer
Step 2: Uninstall QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of QuickViewer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer 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 QuickViewer will be removed.
Eliminate QuickViewer 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.