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Quick Video Find adware Removal Guide

What is Quick Video Find adware?

Quick Video Find is a bogus browser extension used by crooks to generate revenue

Quick Video FindUnwanted ads, banners, and redirects can ruin the browsing experience

Quick Video Find is a malicious browser extension that is marketed as a useful tool for easily accessing free audio/video downloads from visited websites. It does, however, have adware[1] capabilities. It may result in an increase in commercial content such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects. Crooks use such applications to make money.

Often, such applications do not provide the advertised benefits and are simply a way for crooks to generate passive income. It is never a good idea to have unnecessary third-party applications installed on your computer.

Unfortunately, the extension may be using rogue advertising networks to place advertisements that lead to dangerous websites. People may end up on scam pages, which attempt to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[2] or even malware.

You should always be cautious about the sources you use for the particular software. Eeven when the program seems legitimate and popular. Especially when the application you want to download is popular. Malware creators rely on popular things, social media like TikTok or its trends, and software download links that get users to install malware instead of legitimate applications without knowledge.

NAME Quick Video Find
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 optimize the machine

Distribution methods

Crooks frequently try to disguise their applications as “useful” tools, so do your homework. We always recommend downloading apps from official app stores. Apps that are listed there must go through a rigorous review process. You should, however, read the reviews and look at the ratings and number of users.

Crooks will sometimes create “official” promotional websites for their apps. They try to make them look as good as possible so that people will download them. Remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It is also critical to use safe browsing practices.

Do not browse shady pages, and do not click on random links and advertisements, even if they appear to promote legitimate products and services. Unregulated websites can be full of deceptive advertisements and sneaky redirects, so stick to pages you know and trust.

Quick Video Find adwareDownload plugins from official sources to avoid adware

Software bundling dangers

When people use freeware distribution platforms, they frequently begin to experience unwanted symptoms. Quick Video Find adware could have infiltrated your device without your knowledge. To make their activity profitable, unsafe download channels include additional programs in the installers.

Bundled software does not always benefit users. It is critical that you pay close attention during the installation process. Always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, and carefully read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The most important step is to go through the file list and untick any unrelated applications.

Remove Quick Video Find adware

Quick Video Find 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

Almost all websites and web applications nowadays require you to accept cookies[3] by displaying a large prompt that blocks your view. Frustrated, many people simply click “Accept” to proceed as quickly as possible. Because you were unaware you were receiving pop-up spam, there is a good chance you were visiting questionable websites that are still tracking your browsing activity.

Cookies can store information such as the websites you visit, links you click on, search terms you enter, and purchases you make online. It could be sold to ad networks or other third parties. We recommend using a repair tool such as FortectIntego, which can automatically clear your browsers' cookies and cache, free up space, repair corrupted files, fix system errors, and optimize device performance.

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

If you completed all the previous steps but you still experience unwanted symptoms, you should check your system for other PUAs. We suggest using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools that will scan your machine, eliminate it, and prevent such infections in the future by giving you a warning before a PUP can make any changes.

Manual removal of potentially unwanted programs can sometimes result in the renewal of the infection as users often fail to eliminate all the related files and entries. Besides, crooks often disguise them as “handy” tools so it can be difficult to identify them. If manual removal is what you still prefer, we have instructions for Windows and Mac machines:

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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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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