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Remove QuericsSearch browser hijacker

By | June 3, 2020

QuericsSearch is a browser hijacker that hijacks the new tab, search engine, and homepage in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chromium Edge, or Microsoft Edge browser.

After hijacking the web browser configurations, the start page and search engine will be replaced with QuericsSearch Search

Users’ web searches, browser history, and other sensitive information are collected by the QuericsSearch browser hijacker.

QuericsSearch is usually installed without the knowledge of the user. QuericsSearch is installed through rogue – malicious software installations that you can download for free from all over the internet.

Adware is a common alias for malware-type applications that infect the computer without the knowledge of the PC user and hijacks the browser settings. QuericsSearch adware causes unwanted changes in the web browser settings that are usually hard to find for the majority of users.

The most common signs of adware on your computer are unwanted pop-ups and redirects in your browser to suspicious webpages.

QuericsSearch

QuericsSearch

Adware developers usually claim that the QuericsSearch redirect offers a number of advantages over legitimate search engines.

In reality, QuericsSearch is designed for in-content advertisements to generate income through pay per click ads within the search results.

The QuericsSearch search engine does not provide any advantage over legitimate search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

QuericsSearch is only built for revenue generation purposes and is dangerous for your online privacy.

How to remove QuericsSearch?

Use this menu to get rid of QuericsSearch.

Uninstall adware program to get rid of QuericsSearch

In this first removal step, we will attempt to identify and uninstall QuericsSearch adware that might have been installed without your knowledge on your computer.

  • Right-click the Windows Start button and Open Run from the menu.
  • Type: appwiz.cpl to open Windows Control Panel / uninstall programs and features
  • Find recently installed adware applications and uninstall the apps.

In the image, you see recently known adware applications associated with the QuericsSearch browser hijacker.

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Information: Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, doing so makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications and uninstall them.

If you don’t know what to look for, go to this removal step.

Remove QuericsSearch add-on from Internet Explorer

QuericsSearch Internet Explorer

In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on. Add-ons could be responsible for the QuericsSearch homepage, the search engine in the Internet Explorer web browser.

  • Choose the wrench button, and from the menu click “Manage add-ons.”
  • Check the add-on list for the QuericsSearch add-on in Internet Explorer, click “Disable” or “Remove” to delete the add-on.

Continue to the next step.

Remove QuericsSearch homepage from Internet Explorer

  • Click on the wrench button, and from the IE menu, click “Internet options.”
  • Go to tab General, remove QuericsSearch, and enter your preferred internet explorer homepage.
  • Save settings with OK.

Remove QuericsSearch search engine from Internet Explorer

  • Click on the wrench button, and from the menu click “Manage add-ons.”
  • On the left menu, click on “Search Providers.”
  • Set the search engine of your choice, Google, Bing, or Yahoo as default and remove QuericsSearch.
  • In order to do this, click the search engine you want as your default search “Google” and click the “Set as default” button.
  • Select QuericsSearch and click the “Remove” button.
  • When Google, Bing, Yahoo is not listed, click the “Find more search providers” link at the bottom of the Manage Add-ons window and add one.

Remove QuericsSearch extension from Google Chrome

QuericsSearch google chrome

In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the QuericsSearch search engine.

Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g., adware and might change the homepage or search settings to QuericsSearch.

If you didn’t install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.

  • Click on the Google Chrome menu button.
  • Click on “More tools” and then “Extensions.”

Uninstall the QuericsSearch extension and click the “Remove” button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first.

Continue to the next step.

Remove QuericsSearch homepage from Google Chrome

  • Click on the Google Chrome menu button.
  • Click on “Settings.”
  • In the On startup section, find the QuericsSearch extension and click “Disable.”
  • Click the “Open a specific page or set of pages” and check for the QuericsSearch homepage.
  • If present, select the three vertical dots and click the “Remove” button.

Remove QuericsSearch search engine from Google Chrome

  • Click on the Google Chrome menu button.
  • Click on “Settings.”
  • In the “Search engine” section find the “manage search engines” button.
  • In the list of search engines, locate the QuericsSearch search engine.
  • On the right next to the URL, click the three vertical dots button and select “Remove from list.”
  • Click the three vertical dots next to Google, Yahoo, or Bing and select “Make default.”

Reset your Google Chrome synced profile

Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services.

If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage, and QuericsSearch search engine settings are synced with Google’s servers.

It is important to clean this synchronized cache.

If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the QuericsSearch extension and Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.

Remove QuericsSearch add-on from Firefox

QuericsSearch firefox

In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.

Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on might have installed QuericsSearch in Firefox.

  • Click the Firefox menu button.
  • In the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
  • Click extensions from the left menu.
  • Identify the QuericsSearch browser extension.
  • Click the “Remove” button to delete the extension and get rid of QuericsSearch.

Remove QuericsSearch homepage from Firefox

  • Open the Firefox menu, which can be found in the top right corner.
  • Select “Options” from the menu.
  • In the options window, go to Home in the left menu.
  • Remove QuericsSearch from the Custom URLs textbox, or click the “Restore Defaults” button.

Remove QuericsSearch search engine from Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:config and confirm with an Enter.
  • Click the I accept the risk! Button.
  • In the search bar type: moz-extension
  • Right-click on each of the results and select Reset to restore their values to default settings.
  • Restart Firefox.

Remove QuericsSearch from Chromium Edge

QuericsSearch microsoft edge

If you encounter QuericsSearch as your default homepage or search engine in Chromium Edge, follow these instructions.

  • Open Chromium Edge browser.
  • In the top-right menu, open Settings.
  • In the left menu click on Reset Settings.
  • In the Reset Chromium settings, click on Restore settings to their default values.
  • Click Reset to confirm Chromium Edge reset.

Remove QuericsSearch from Microsoft Edge

QuericsSearch microsoft edge

If you encounter QuericsSearch as your default homepage or search engine in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.

  • Right-click the start button in Windows 10.
  • In the start menu click on Apps and Features.
  • Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge.
  • Click Advanced options.
  • Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings.

Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.

Remove QuericsSearch adware with Malwarebytes

Get rid of QuericsSearch with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the QuericsSearch redirect from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge web browser.

QuericsSearch is a browser hijacker which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove the QuericsSearch malware from the web browser for free.

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Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start searching for the adware responsible for the QuericsSearch search engine in the web browser.

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Malwarebytes will start scanning for malware. Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

malwarebytes scanning for malware

Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the QuericsSearch malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

Remove QuericsSearch

Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

malwarebytes quarantine

Malwarebytes needs to perform a system reboot to finish the QuericsSearch redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

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After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the QuericsSearch browser hijacker.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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