Ways to Remove PQWICK Completely

PQWICK is a malicious browser(Chrome\Firefox\IE\Edge) extension developed to infect windows PC and Mac OS. It does so by generating web traffic from the advertisements displayed inside your Internet browser and this process is very harmful to the performance of the computer. It begins working slower and crash due to CPU and RAM being overloaded, and then it becomes very difficult to achieve anything substantial during the day. You’re also treated to random redirects to random sites that start accompany you on every surfing session, and your sensitive information is stolen and transferred to various third parties.

The information includes browsing history, search history, download history, IP address, passwords, home address, phone number, and credit card details. Letting cybercriminals get their hands on this type of data can potentially lead to your online accounts, bank accounts, and digital wallets being taken over, and that’s definitely not the type of scenario that you want to allow to unfold. That’s why it’s important not to treat malware like PQWICK quickly and keep it away from the system. This isn’t an unmanageable task by any means and doesn’t’t require a lot with the guides here provided.


Where does PQWICK come from?

  • PQWICK can infect computers in various ways.
  • PQWICK can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites;
  • PQWICK can be installed through spam email attachments;
  • PQWICK can lurk into target PC via media downloads and social networks ;
  • PQWICK can be executed by other threats on system.

 

Easy Guide to Remove PQWICK completely

(Guides for Windows PC: Chapter 1、Mac OS: chapter2. )

If you are a Windows User, please start from here;

If you are a Mac User, please turn to the next Chapter below.

Chapter 1 Remove PQWICK from Windows PC

Step 1 Scan the Windows PC with SpyHunter Anti-Malware

(SpyHunter Anti-Malware provides free scan service and it is easy to use. It scans, detects and removes any malware, virus, rootkit, as well as threats like PQWICK. The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer.)

1 Download SpyHunter Anti-Malware by clicking the links below. Save it to your Desktop so that we can get access to it easily.

2 After downloading, double-click SpyHunter-Installer and start the installation.

3 Click Run to start the installation procedure.

4 It will provide you language choices, choose the one you want and click OK.

5 You need to accept the End User License Agreements before SpyHunter Virus-Removal Tool can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy’. Then, click Install button.

6 Then the installation is in progress and after the page of “setup successful” turns up, click EXIT.

7 After installing SpyHunter, click on Scan to begin checking the system for presence of rootkit and virus. The tool reveals items that were found linked to PQWICK and other malicious programs.

8 When the scan is completed, the page will display all the threats and all the dangerous results. Click Fix Threats to remove all of them.

Step 2 Fix all Files damaged and protect the computer with RegcurePro

1 Download the tool called RegcurePro from the links below.

2 Locate the file and double-click RegCureProSetup to start installing the tool. After reading the Software End USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, please click Accept and Install to continue.

3 When RegcurePro is installed, it will automatically run and Click to Start Scan button will help you to detect all the problems and threats on the computer.

4 It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data including Junk files that were found malicious and linked to PQWICK. You need to Fix All to tackle all items detected by this tool.

Note:We recommend you to keep RegcurePro on the computer and check the status of your PC periodically to keep away from malware and virus.



Another Method to Remove PQWICK from Windows PC.

(If you are a computer expert, congratulations and you have another options here. If you are not an expert, please stop here because you will take a risk losing all the important files of the computer and endangering the whole system. )

Step 1 Remove PQWICK from your browsers

(guides for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, you need to find out all the PQWICK extensions and remove them. ).

Google Chrome

Run the Google Chrome and find the “Menu” button in the upper right corner. Select”More tools“<<“Extensions


When all extensions in front of you, choose the malicious one and click the “trash can icon”.

Mozilla Firefox

Run the Mozilla Firefox and find the “Menu” button in the upper right corner. Select”Add-ons“<<“Extensions” or “Add-ons manage

When all extensions in front of you, choose the malicious one and click the Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer

Run the Internet Explorer and find the “Menu” button in the upper right corner. Select”manage Add-ons

 

When all extensions in front of you, choose the malicious one and click the Disable or Remove button.

Microsoft Edge

Note: Edge browser doesn’t support extensions now. As a Microsoft Edge users, you can skip this step and turn to step-2 directly .

Step 2 Uninstall all softwares related to PQWICK from Windows PC.

(Guides for all kinds of Windows PC system)

1 Press “Windows + R” keys on your keyboard to open Run window;

2 Put in appwiz.cpl and press OK button to view the programs list in Control Panel;

3 Select all suspicious software you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Step 3 Delete all softwares related to PQWICK from Registry.

1 Press “Windows + R” keys on your keyboard to open Run window;

2 Put in “Regedit ” and press ok;

3 locate and delete all malicious files related to PQWICK.

4 If you canno find out the files through this way, please manually locate these entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%AppData%\.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Random


Note! you should be careful to tackle the problems on the entries or you will endanger the whole system and cause error. If you are not confident that you can do it on your own, please turn the first method.



Chapter 2 Remove PQWICK from Mac OS.

Step 1 Locate and remove PQWICK with MacKeeper

1 Click the links here to download MacKeeper Now.

2 start the installation by clicking “MacKeeper.dmg”. Click Continue to enter the process.

3 Click Internet Security to get safe browsing and antivirus tools to delete PQWICK related infetcions.

4 In “System Status” tab, run a Scan to detect the virus and malware. Then click “Fix items Safely” to clean up all virus and malware:

5 Chooce “Find & Fix” in the left column and carry out a complete scan to detect all junks After that, click “Fix items safely” button. (after remove PQWICK, you could clean your Mac periodically with this steps).

Step 2 Regular clean and protect Mac OS with MacBooster

1. Click the Download Nowbutton below to download MacBooster, and run the file to completely the installation.

2 Once installed, click the System Status tab and click “Scan” to diagnose your Mac.

3 click “Fix” button to solve all detected problems.

4 You can also navigate to “Malware Scan” tab directly and scan and remove all the virus related infections)

5 “Privacy Clean” will help you to remove all the cookies or threats endangering your information privacy.

6 If you can choose the Uninstaller tab to find and uninstall suspicious and unwanted apps.

Note:We recommend you to keep MacBooster on the computer and check the status of your PC periodically to keep away from malware and virus.


Another Method to Remove PQWICK from Mac OS.

(If you are a computer expert, congratulations and you have another options here. If you are not an expert, please stop here because this method may cause unsucessful uninstallation or system error as it requires you to identify all related apps and delete them.)

1 Press “Command+Option+ESC” together to open Force Quit Ap-plication Window.

2 choose Terminal and click Force Quit

3 Remove Apps related to PQWICK from Mac OS. (you need to identify all related apps and remove them or PQWICK will be installed again with this apps.)

Open Finder, and then find Applications Tab in the left column. Choose the malicious Apps and select “move to Trash

5 Reset Your Safari Web browsers. Open the safari and choose the menu. Click the “Reset Safari ” << “Reset

6 Press “Command + Shift + G” and type ” ~/Library ” to remove all malcious files from Library.



Friendly Reminder! If you want to keep a clean PC or Mac OS, please have a good customs when you are browsing, working online or playing games. The virus, malware, threats always get onto the computer or mac with malicious links on unknown websites or spam emails. So please take care of each click.

If you want to have a free hand online and hope to relax yourself, do not hestitate keeping the anti-virus tools on the system and optimize the system performance regularly. Have a good time online!

 

 

 

 

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