What is Ixquick.eu?

Ixquick.eu is a virus, that hijacks your internet browsers without users permission. It also decreases browser performance and changes a homepage on https://www.startpage.com/. Besides, Ixquick.eu implements a fake search engine that brings a lot of troubles, especially in most popular browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and IE. As others typical browser hijackers, Ixquick.eu can collects a personal data and send it to third parties. A real purpose of these action is to promote third party sites by increasing a number of relevant advertisement.Also,a virus changes and blocks browser settings. In result, all these changes can not be undone using the standard commands. Ixquick.eu also can mine your browsing and accumulate your personal data. Some data may be conducted to third parties without your consent. We recommend that you remove Ixquick.eu using our instructions.

Ixquick.eu Hijacker

How Ixquick.eu gets on your PC?

Ixquick.eu comes on the computer in the form of additional content or bundled with free software. Also, this program can be installed from partner sites. Often users download freeware via Installation Manager, which hides within itself potentially unwanted programs (download.com, ebay.com etc.). Installation of programs, in these cases, happens quickly and installation progress is not displayed. Thus, the user does not expect that computer is at risk. The user should read the user agreement and not hurry to press “Next” button. Try to choose the “Advanced” or “Custom” type of installation. If the program is already infiltrated on your PC, then you need to remove Ixquick.eu now!

How to remove Ixquick.eu from your computer?

To uninstall Ixquick.eu remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Ixquick.eu

Or uninstall Ixquick.eu manually.

Step 1: Remove Ixquick.eu from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Ixquick.eu.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Ixquick.eu and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Ixquick.eu, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Ixquick.eu and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Ixquick.eu from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Ixquick.eu from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Ixquick.eu.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Ixquick.eu.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Ixquick.eu.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Ixquick.eu:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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