How to remove Quick Ref (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Quick Ref
Command or file name:Quickref.dll
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Quick Ref - is a rogue web-browser add-on, which is developed by cybercriminals. Developers of this application claim, that Quick Ref improves user's browsing by adding functions to the browser. However, it is classified as adware, because of displaying annoying ads. It may scan users browser activity for more targeted ads. What is worse, scanned data can be shared with third-parties. It is recommended to remove Quick Ref from computer.
Quick Ref intrusion method
Quick Ref installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Quick Ref). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Quick Ref copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Quickref.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Quick Ref and value Quickref.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name Quickref.dll or Quick Ref. Also, it can create folder with name Quick Ref under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Quick Ref, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Quick Ref from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Quick Ref, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Quick Ref.
To get rid of Quick Ref, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Quick Ref related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Quick Ref entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Quick Ref won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove Quick Ref related extensions from your browsers
Quick Ref in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Quick Ref. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Quick Ref are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Quick Ref.