What is PQwick?

PQwick is an adware that steals browsers installed on the user’s system, including Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, IE, and so on. This changes the browser settings, which leads to the fact that the user is constantly forcibly redirected to third-party sites that contain banners, coupons, pop-ups, and other advertisements. It is worth noting that the greatest danger of PQwick is that it collects and analyzes information about user activity on the Internet, browsing history, saved passwords and much more. Summing up, we can say only one thing: you need to remove PQwick immediately.

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How PQwick gets on your PC?

Most often, PQwick comes bundled with free programs from the Internet via web clients, installers, downloaders and so on. Of course, penetration occurs without the user’s consent. If you want to prevent the penetration of such software, then you need to carefully monitor the installation process by selecting its advanced type. If PQwick already infected your browsers, then use our guide to remove PQwick right now.

How to remove PQwick from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PQwick in their database. You can try to use them for removing PQwick.

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You can try both of these products to remove PQwick

Or uninstall PQwick manually.

Step 1: Remove PQwick from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PQwick.
  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 PQwick 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 PQwick, 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 PQwick 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 PQwick from your browser.

Step 2: Remove PQwick from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PQwick.
  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 PQwick.
  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 PQwick.
  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: Remove following files and folders of PQwick:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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