HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Quick Maps
Quick Maps (also known as Quick Maps Virus) is a new search engine page that has emerged recently. It may look to you like a powerful search site that can be used instead of Google, Yahoo or Bing. The use of this engine will lead you to encountering modified search results that may promote websites of hijacker’s advertising partners. Moreover, even if it states that the application is required to view a particular content, this is not true. In most of the cases, Quick Maps hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet web browsers and starts previously mentioned activities without wasting its time. Read our article to find out more. Should you decide to delete this search tool, the removal instructions below will be of great help.
It’s not very difficult to indicate whether your computer is infected with However, you can easily prevent it by carefully checking installation process of the software and unclicking unfamiliar entries. If that happens, it means that you have installed a freeware that had Quick Maps virus as an extra attachment. Accordingly, this program can legitimately be called a rogue advertiser or a displayer of rogue advertising content. However, Quick Maps virus follows a non-standard pattern and ranges from being a search engine and a page, providing other unrelated facilities.
How this hijacker can take over my browser?
Since the search results should be displayed with Yahoo, it might look like the plugin is forcing you to use this particular tool. Bare in mind that many freewares travel together with such ad-supported attachments in order to monetize from advertising. If victims decide to utilize the search engine in the Quick Maps domain, they will be redirected to a whole new tab. It is clear that the goal of Quick Maps is to promote these pages and increase their traffic. This sly method allows to attach several optional applications to your preferred and mostly legitimate program, and if you will install the program using ”default” or ”standard” mode, you will allow the installation of optional apps. If you do not remember installing a program lately, the odds are that the Quick Maps got on your computer through some other malware distribution channels. If you do, the developer of Quick Maps earns money, and third-party advertisers get the chance to reach out to users.
It is also possible to download infected bundles if you have adware on your computer and you click on an unsafe third-party ad it displays. The analysis of the application has revealed that even if you uninstall Quick Maps, some components of the application remain within the system. Most importantly, Quick Maps virus can redirect you to various compromised websites full of malware and similar infections, and it can track your browsing habits and violate your privacy. Fat chance. We do not recommend to actually do this and remain immune by selecting advanced/custom modes for Setup Wizards and declining suggestions to instal subsidiary applications.
How did the browser hijacker get on my PC?
Quick Maps hijacker is known for spreading alongside freewares and infecting web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) without requiring a proper permission. Even virus or serious malware can be eliminated manually, but this can be done by professional technicians only. Do not forget about the possibility though that other malicious programs can also be lurking on your computer that require your immediate attention. If you need assistance with these steps, please use our instructions below. just make sure that reputable publishers developed it. You can find this removal guide below this article.
Quick Maps Behavior
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- Slows internet connection
- Quick Maps Shows commercial adverts
- Quick Maps Connects to the internet without your permission
- Common Quick Maps behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
- Quick Maps Deactivates Installed Security Software.
- Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Changes user's homepage
Quick Maps effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 8 22%
- Windows 7 28%
- Windows Vista 8%
- Windows XP 42%
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Quick Maps.
|K7 AntiVirus||9.179.12403||Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )|
Quick Maps Geography
Remove Quick Maps from Windows
Remove Quick Maps from Windows XP:
- Drag mouse cursor to the left of the Task Bar and click Start to open a menu.
- Open the Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove the undesirable application.
Remove Quick Maps from Windows Vista or Windows 7:
- Click the Start menu icon on the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and locate the undesirable application
- Right-click the application you want to delete and select Uninstall.
Remove Quick Maps from Windows 8:
- Right-click on the Metro UI screen, select All apps and then Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you want to delete.
- Select Uninstall.
Remove Quick Maps from Your Browsers
Remove Quick Maps from Internet Explorer
- Go for Alt+T and click on Internet Options.
- In this section, move to the 'Advanced' tab and then click on the 'Reset' button.
- Navigate to the 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' → then to 'Delete personal settings' and press on 'Reset' option.
- After this, click on 'Close' and go for OK to have modifications saved.
- Click on the tabs Alt+T and go for Manage Add-ons. Move to Toolbars and Extensions and here, get rid of the unwanted extensions.
- Click on Search Providers and set any page as your new search tool.
Delete Quick Maps from Mozilla Firefox
- As you have your browser opened, type in about:addons in the shown URL field.
- Move through Extensions and Addons list, delete the items having something in common with Quick Maps (or those which you may find unfamiliar). If the extension is not provided by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe, you should be almost sure you have to erase it.
- Then, reset Firefox by doing this: move to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Finally,Reset Firefox.
Terminate Quick Maps from Chrome
- In the displayed URL field, type in chrome://extensions.
- Take a look at the provided extensions and take care of those which you find unnecessary (those related to Quick Maps) by deleting it. If you do not know whether one or another must be deleted once and for all, disable some of them temporarily.
- Then, restart Chrome.
- Optionally, you may type in chrome://settings in URL bar, move to Advanced settings, navigate to the bottom and choose Reset browser settings.