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Remove Quicky Translator (Improved Guide)

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I’m truly disappointed in the level of compatibility that this web add-on provides! I used to think Quicky Translator is an excellent app for translating. Now, softly saying, this app is dismal! It’s unstable; translations don’t work or work inappropriately. On top of that, it appears to be supported by advertising, so once I’ve installed it, my screen became full of pop-up and banner ads powered by Quicky Translator. So how the hell I should not complain about this dubious app? It now seems to be just like a virus!!

Is everything that is said in the user’s report true? Is Quicky Translator a virus?

Questions about Quicky Translator

Quicky Translator is NOT a virus. However, everything else said in the report provided above is true. This extension is ad-supported. Thus, instead of providing people with the most accurate translations, it starts displaying sponsored advertisements on the websites that people visit. Ads may vary depending on the parties that sponsor them. Some of the third-parties that sponsor Quicky Translator adware may seek to boost traffic to reputable but not yet famous online shops. Thus, clicking on the Quicky Translator ads can make you visit quite interesting sites that correspond to the ads’ content. Unfortunately, but some of the pop-ups may be used as a medium to spread other potentially unwanted programs (adwares, browser hijackers, advertising platforms, etc.). Such “Ads by Quicky Translator” may inform about missing software updates (Java, Flash Player, Download Manager, etc.), claim prize giveaways, prompt to call for remote technical support, and so on.

Quicky Translator adware promotion website filled with pop-up advertisements

Besides, this extension is said to be working inappropriately. We have checked it and can firmly assert that it’s an exact truth. The translations provided by this extension are neither accurate nor trustworthy.

In addition to what the user indicated, we would like to add that Quicky Translator virus is also accused of spying on its users. As its developers (Cross T Media) note, this extension is filled with cookies and web beacons that allow collecting some pieces of information automatically. Therefore, if you are not willing to disclose information, such as IP address, PC’s location, email address, search terms, websites visited, pages viewed, clicks, etc., remove Quicky Translator virus from the system ASAP. For this purpose, you can use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

How can people prevent its installation?

There are three methods that are used to spread Quicky Translator and similar adwares. These are:

  • Misleading official websites;
  • Bundling;
  • Fake pop-up ads;

The majority of adwares have official websites and can be downloaded directly right there. However, developers are not warning people about additional performances that ad-supported programs initiate, which is why people may be very disappointed right after installing such an add-on. Thus, make sure you DON’T install programs that raise any suspicions. Another distribution technique is known as ‘bundling.’ It means that every time you install freeware, you risk ending up with a whole bouquet of unwanted programs. To prevent Quicky Translator virus from settling down on your IE, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you should check Advanced/Custom settings and opt out of all additional components. Last, but not least, be careful with the pop-up notifications saying that you need to update software (Java, Flash Player, Media Player, etc.). That’s because they are commonly filled with third-party apps and once clicked install them by default. All in all, our recommendation would be to use reputable anti-spyware that would always notify you about PUP and virus attacks.

Quicky Translator FAQ:

Question: Hi! I’ve installed Quicky Translator from the Chrome store. Silly me believed that it will help me with the translations. The problem is that it does NOT work and now I can’t even get rid of it. Could you please help?

Answer: Hello. Yes, Quicky Translator virus is not a kind of a tool that could be treated as useful and reliable. As we have noted above, it is classified as adware and PUP (potentially unwanted program), so we believe that you are tired of seeing misleading pop-ups and being redirects to unwanted domains. If you seek to get rid of it, you should check either check the system with a reliable anti-spyware or perform manual system check using the guide below. We would highly recommend using anti-malware because it’s the best way to get rid of all cyber threats.

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To remove Quicky Translator, follow these steps:

Eliminate Quicky Translator from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Quicky Translator and related programs
    Here, look for Quicky Translator or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Quicky Translator from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Quicky Translator or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Quicky Translator from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Quicky Translator and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Quicky Translator removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Quicky Translator from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Quicky Translator should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Quicky Translator from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Quicky Translator and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Quicky Translator removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Quicky Translator from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Quicky Translator and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Quicky Translator removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Quicky Translator from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Quicky Translator or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Quicky Translator removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

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 server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

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. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Ranya Palmer says:
    November 16th, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I hate such programs!! seems fine as long as you install then. Then wait for the flood of ads. Quicky Translator ruined my day. Thanks!

  2. Shavauhn says:
    November 16th, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Agree! I have installed Quicky Translator in a pack with Java update, so I checked my PC with anti-spyware, which has detected more than ten PUPs and one trojan . Seems i should start worrying about PCs protection more seriously.

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