QuickFlightTracker is a browser extension that is designed to change the search engine, new tab page and homepage of the affected browser to https://hp.myway.com/ and https://search.myway.com. If you don’t recall downloading this browser extension willingly, you may have downloaded it through a bundled download of freeware. Such downloads often are bundled with other apps, mostly for monetization purposes. The affiliation with MyWay may also be an indication of hijacking behavior.
The browser extension sets the MyWay search as a default one. Beware that MyWay is owned by the Mindspark Interactive Network, which is a developer of a variety of browser hijackers. If you have any application associated with it on your computer, then your search engine, start page and the new tab window of your browsers will be changed to https://hp.myway.com/ and https://search.myway.com.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable browser extension that hijacks the browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine. All modifications happen without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab page and search engine in your default web browser are set to display MyWay search engine.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss QuickFlightTracker.|
QuickFlightTracker Browser Extension – More Information
QuickFlightTracker is considered a browser hijacker which will alter the settings of your default browser without your knowledge or permission. QuickFlightTracker will redirect you to the MyWay search engine from every search that you do. MyWay is owned by the Mindspark Interactive Network, which is most likely the developer of the extension. That same company has made bulks of programs with browser hijacking capabilities. If you have any application associated with it on your computer, then your search engine, start page and the new tab window of your browsers will be altered without your knowledge or permission.
Note that the tracking technologies used by the MyWay search page may be used to obtain different types of information from your computer, such as the following:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
In case you have the QuickFlightTracker added to your browser without your permission, every single online search that you do, will be filtered by MyWay and also links will generate money for the hijacker owners by pay-per-click monetization. You can experience intrusive redirects and witness pop-ups and other advertisements associated with the hijacker.
You should be on alert when dealing with this kind of search engine redirects and intrusive extensions. For the sake of your PC security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of QuickFlightTracker from the affected browser and system
How to Remove QuickFlightTracker Hijacker
In order to remove QuickFlightTracker browser hijacker along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below offers manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of the files installed by PUPs, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual QuickFlightTracker removal may be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
- Guide 1: How to Remove QuickFlightTracker from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of QuickFlightTracker from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove QuickFlightTracker from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase QuickFlightTracker from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall QuickFlightTracker from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove QuickFlightTracker from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate QuickFlightTracker from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove QuickFlightTracker from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove QuickFlightTracker
Step 2: Uninstall QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of QuickFlightTracker from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker 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 QuickFlightTracker will be removed.
Eliminate QuickFlightTracker 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.