QuizCrystal.com is a platform that hosts quizzes and horoscope readings daily. QuizCrystal is considered adware because of all advertisements that it tries to push. Those advertisements can redirect you to websites connected to the adware. A browser extension related to this service could be added to your browser applications. To remove all adverts from your browsers, you should read the whole article.
|Short Description||The site hosts advertisements which can display on similar platforms and websites.|
|Symptoms||You will witness adverts inside your browsers – pop-ups, interstitial and more.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss QuizCrystal.com.|
QuizCrystal.com – Distribution
QuizCrystal.com usually distributes with third-party installations. The installations can place the adware onto your computer system, through bundled packages or freeware installer setups, without your awareness. Setups like these might be set by default to put additive components. To prevent unwanted content and apps from installing could be done if you find Custom or Advanced options. You should be able to find how to deselect content from there.
QuizCrystal.com is also distributed through a browser extension, hosted on the main website as seen in the above image. The extension might be present on the Google Chrome Web Store. When you visit websites that are suspicious or have a bad reputation the adware can intrude your personal computer as well. In case you have clicked on advertisements, such as banners or pop-ups, a chance exists that you got the ads from there. Browsers which could be affected are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.
QuizCrystal.com – Description
QuizCrystal.com is a website platform which offers horoscope readings, quizzes, looking into your future and other, similar things. That is just a front as the website’s main aim is to generate advertising content, and the reason why is considered as adware. Its advertisements can be seen on different websites around the Internet, too. QuizCrystal.com is very similar to the site DestinyScope.com and is certainly made from the same people.
Below in the picture, you can view the main page of the site:
When you have any application which is tightly associated with the QuizCrystal.com site, inside your browser programs or computer machine, it is certain that you will see more advertisements while browsing. QuizCrystal could redirect you to different websites, so if that happens, be very careful with the actions you take on it.
Adverts can go with one of the following texts:
- Ads by QuizCrystal.com
- Ad by QuizCrystal.com
- Advert from QuizCrystal.com
- Advertisement by QuizCrystal.com
- Powered by QuizCrystal.com
- Brought to you by QuizCrystal.com
QuizCrystal could be spreading lots of redirects along its advertisements. The scheme that is implied with those redirects is to be generating web traffic which in turn is used to make revenue for the owners of the website. A pay-per-click service is usually used to do so. The redirects could also lead to the sub-domain page containing the quizzes:
Advertising content that is closely connected with the adware can vary in terms of types. All advertisements which are tied to QuizCrystal.com are shown on the Web as text links, banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, or interstitial, shopping and transitional ads. Some of these adverts, such as the banners and pop-ups, could be placing targeted content based on the clicks you did and your browsing activity.
The policy states that the following information may be collected:
- Browser – type and version
- Your Name
- Geographic location
- Your Email address
- Search queries, pages viewed and ones you visit on the site
- Operating system (OS) – type and version
- Date and time stamp
- Your IP addresses
- Internet service provider (ISP)
- Installed programs and running processes/services
- Content of web pages you visit, URLs and HTML
QuizCrystal.com utilizes cookies and Web beacons among other tracking technologies that gather additional data from you. Third parties partnered up with them might also use browser cookies for similar collecting of information. If you do not approve of the obtaining and sharing of your personal details, you should remove this adware and all of its related content from your computer.
Remove QuizCrystal.com from Your PC
To remove QuizCrystal.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instruction guide provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of all adverts completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can help keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove QuizCrystal.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of QuizCrystal.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove QuizCrystal.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase QuizCrystal.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall QuizCrystal.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove QuizCrystal.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate QuizCrystal.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove QuizCrystal.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove QuizCrystal.com
Step 2: Uninstall QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of QuizCrystal.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com 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 QuizCrystal.com will be removed.
Eliminate QuizCrystal.com 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.