What is Search Quick Know?

Search Quick Know is an application, which is categorized as a Potentially unwanted program (PUP). Search Quick Know is designed to change your browsing experience by redirecting your web requests to web pages the program wants to. The key symptom of Search Quick Know is the appearance of lots of ads on websites, where you have not seen it before. Therefore, the biggest concern of being compromised by Search Quick Know is that it is actually an opened gateway for real viruses and other malware programs. Use following guide to remove Search Quick Know from Windows.

search quick know ads

How Search Quick Know gets on your PC?

The most widely spread scenario of being compromised with PUPs is installation of PUP along with a freeware program downloaded from internet. Cyber criminals include their potentially unwanted programs into the packages with freeware programs or fake update packages, which are distributed through the internet. Usually users choose Typical installation option, where the PUP like Search Quick Know is also installed by default. Once Search Quick Know is installed on computer, it will constantly tortured users by changing their home page, adding annoying ads while browsing internet and, what is more important, might cause personality theft like your passwords and bank account details.

How to remove Search Quick Know from your computer?

To uninstall Search Quick Know remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Search Quick Know

Or uninstall Search Quick Know manually.

Step 1: Remove Search Quick Know from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Search Quick Know from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Search Quick Know.
  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 Search Quick Know.
  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 Search Quick Know.
  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 Search Quick Know:

Remove following registry entries:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A62F8848-7DA6-4CAC-8243-3526B9D276E1}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{1404b643-37f5-481a-a36d-e6eeacb01ae1}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1404b643-37f5-481a-a36d-e6eeacb01ae1}

Remove following files:


1404b643-37f5-481a-a36d-e6eeacb01ae1.dll
firefox@www.searchquicknow.com.xpi
uninstaller.exe

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Quick Know\

Written by Rami Douafi

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