QuickShop is an add supported application assisting the users as they shop online, providing them with different deals, offers, price comparisons and coupons. This functionality may be useful to many users, but please keep in mind that QuickShop is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program), and adware and its removal is recommended. QuickShop is distributed via bundled downloads and generates intrusive third-party ads that may put your computer to various security risks. The QuickShop application is compatible with the commonly used browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).
How Is QuickShop Distributed?
QuickShop can be downloaded online, but the application can also end up on your computer bundled with free of charge software you have downloaded online recently. Popular free download websites are known to employ the so called “download clients” in order to boost their traffic and monetize their free services. Not paying enough attention to the download and installation processes of free programs may result in diverse adware or malware infiltrations. You can avoid unwanted installations by observing each stage of the installation process closely and not allowing the installation of additional applications, plug-ins or programs. Perform every software installation by selecting the Custom options, where you can manage each step and have full transparency of the process.
How Does QuickShop Affect Your PC?
Upon installation, QuickShop injects countless annoying advertisements in the web pages visited by the user – coupon, banner, pop-up and pop-under, price comparison, inline text, and transitional ads. The promoted ads may seem quite harmful, yet computer experts warn that third-party advertisements are often capable of exposing your system to serious security issues if you choose to click on them. The seemingly innocent banners and coupons may link you to unreliable or corrupted websites and invite different threats to your PC.
The QuickShop browser extension may gather certain hardware and/or software information, for example, URLs you have visited, IP address, the pages you have recently viewed, search queries, etc. Bear in mind that personally identifiable data may also be collected. QuickShop may transfer the collected information to third parties for the purposes of targeted advertisement.
QuickShop Removal Manual
QuickShop is not classified as a malicious application and does not pose a direct threat to your computer, but the ads it promotes may expose your system to security risks. This is why its removal is recommended by malware experts. Below are the detailed instructions on how to delete QuickShop both manually and with the help of a legit anti-malware program.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove QuickShop from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of QuickShop from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove QuickShop from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase QuickShop from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall QuickShop from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove QuickShop from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate QuickShop from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove QuickShop from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove QuickShop
Step 2: Uninstall QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of QuickShop from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop 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 QuickShop will be removed.
Eliminate QuickShop 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.