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UpdateQuick.com pop-up virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as UpdateQuick.com virus, UpdateQuick.com ads | Type: Adware

What is UpdateQuick.com?

UpdateQuick.com is a marketing platform, which was seemingly missused by the bad guys. This is done for a very simple reason – trying to trick PC users into downloading adwares, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs. Such applications should be avoided because they have ability to track PC users, collect information about their browsing habits and mostly visited websites. In addition, they may be related to an excessive amount of pop-up ads that may start bothering you while surfing on the web. Basically, that's why you should be very careful with UpdateQuick.com ads. We must warn you that these notifications may look very convincing and may try to convince you that you need to install missing updates on your computer. They may report that you need to update such programs as Java, Flash Player, download manager, one of your web browsers, and similar applications. These alerts look genuine because they have been filled with various logos, links and similar things. Nevertheless, no matter how convincing they look, they have nothing to do with these programs. That's why we recommend you to visit an official website of each of these programs in order to check what updates are available. In addition, we highly suggest you to scan your computer with the reputable anti-spyware in order to get rid of questionable applications that may be related to UpdateQuick.com virus. For that we recommend using Reimage. If you have already been tricked into installing a fake Java update or other suspicious application, this program should help you as well.

How can UpdateQuick.com hijack my computer?

Just like any other adware-type application, UpdateQuick.com-related adwares are mostly spread using bundling and similar misleading marketing techniques. If you want to avoid them, you should remember that the easiest way to install adware on the system is to download a free program without monitoring its installation process. Please, check what is said in program's end user's license agreement, privacy policy, etc. In addition, make sure you follow each installation step of the freeware in order to double check its optional components. For that we have always been recommending avoiding Quick, Basic or similar installation option. Instead of that, you should opt for Custom or Advanced installation. In addition, make sure you uncheck all suspicious check marks and avoid installation of questionable browser add-ons, extensions, plugins, toolbars, etc. If you think that one of these things has already infiltrated your computer and now is causing annoying activity on each of your web browsers, here is what you should do: ignore every advertisement that is caused by UpdateQuick.com virus. In addition, scan your computer with an updated anti-spyware and remove all questionable applications, including UpdateQuick.com virus and all these programs that have 'coupon', 'sale', 'save', 'conduit', 'yontoo' and similar terms in their name.

How to remove UpdateQuick.com virus?

If UpdateQuick.com ads have just started bothering you, you should follow a guide below and fix your computer right away. This will help you to prevent other issues related to your computer in the future.

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UpdateQuick.com pop-up virus snapshot
UpdateQuick.com pop-up virus snapshot

To remove UpdateQuick.com pop-up virus, follow these steps:

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Eliminate UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up and related programs
    Here, look for UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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'
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Erase UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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'
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Uninstall UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete UpdateQuick.com pop-up virus 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, UpdateQuick.com pop-up should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up 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 UpdateQuick.com pop-up removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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