Quick Close Tab adware (spam)

Quick Close Tab adware Removal Guide

What is Quick Close Tab adware?

Quick Close Tab is a browser extension with questionable functionality and ad spam

Quick Close Tab browser hijackerBrowser hijackers can act as adware and spam users with ads

Quick Close Tab is a deceptive browser extension that claims to provide a useful feature of quickly closing browser tabs, but it actually contains adware.[1] This may result in an increase in commercial content such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects. Such applications' primary goal is to generate revenue for fraudsters.

Furthermore, the efficacy of the tab-closing function promised by such extensions is frequently called into question, and users may not receive the advertised benefits. Installing unnecessary third-party applications on your device is never a good idea.

To make matters worse, the Quick Close Tab extension may use deceptive advertising networks that redirect users to unsafe websites. As a result, people may become victims of scam pages, malicious sites that try to steal personal information, install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs),[2] or even malware.

NAME Quick Close Tab
TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS Annoying pop-ups and other types of advertisements start appearing on the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the ads might lead to dangerous websites
ELIMINATION Eliminate the extension through your browser settings; scanning the machine with anti-malware tools is recommended
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to get rid of any remaining damage and to optimize the machine

Distribution methods

Because scammers frequently disguise their applications as useful tools, it is critical to conduct thorough research before installing any software. It is strongly advised to use official app stores, where apps are subjected to a rigorous review process. However, it's still a good idea to look at the reviews, ratings, and number of users.

Scammers may also create “official” promotional websites for their apps in order to attract unsuspecting victims. It is critical to remember that if something appears to be too good to be true, it most likely is. It is also critical to use safe browsing practices.

Avoid visiting suspicious websites and refrain from clicking on random links and ads, even if they appear to promote legitimate products and services. Unregulated websites are frequently filled with misleading ads and sneaky redirects, so stick to websites you are familiar with and trust.

Quick Close TabTrust only official and verified app stores to avoid adware

Freeware installations

People frequently experience negative side effects after using freeware distribution platforms. Without your knowledge, Quick Close Tab adware may have infiltrated your device. To generate profit for the distributors, unsafe download channels frequently include additional programs in their installers.

Users typically do not benefit from bundled software. As a result, it is critical to maintain vigilance throughout the installation process. Always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use carefully, and double-check the file list. The most important step is to uncheck the boxes next to any unrelated applications.

Remove Quick Close Tab adware

Quick Close Tab adware can be removed by going to the browser settings and looking at the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  • Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Protect your privacy

In today's online environment, nearly all websites and web applications require users to accept cookies[3] by presenting a prominent pop-up prompt. Feeling irritated, many individuals simply click “Accept” to proceed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, if you have experienced pop-up spam without realizing it, there is a high probability that you were browsing through suspicious sites that may still be monitoring your online activity.

Cookies are capable of storing a variety of data, including the websites you visit, the links you click on, the search terms you enter, and the items you purchase online. This information can be sold to advertising networks or other third parties. To mitigate this risk, we recommend using a repair tool such as FortectIntego, which can automatically eliminate cookies and cache from your browser, free up space, resolve corrupted files and system errors, and optimize your device's performance.

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

If you have completed all of the previous steps but are still experiencing undesirable symptoms, it is advisable to check your system for other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). We recommend using either SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools, which will scan your machine, remove any identified threats, and provide warnings before any PUPs can cause damage in the future.

Manual removal of potentially unwanted programs can be problematic, as users may fail to eliminate all related files and entries, leading to a recurrence of the infection. Additionally, these programs are often disguised as “useful” tools, making them challenging to identify. If you still prefer manual removal, we have included instructions for both Windows and Mac machines below:

Windows 10/8:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

Windows 7/XP:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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Alternative Software
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How to prevent from getting adware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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