What is Quick Start?
Quick Start is a browser plugin usually classified as a potentially unwanted program. It comes bundled with browser hijackers such as qone8.com, awesomehp.com, key-find.com and more which is one of the reasons to label it as a program that you do not want on your computer. Quick Start provides you with links to third party websites. Some of them are popular pages like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, eBay and so on.
However, the program can also present you with links to unfamiliar websites. We urge to stay away from those pages as they may contain false information. The application is not completely safe and that is why we recommend you delete Quick Start.
How does Quick Start work?
If you are not sure how Quick Start entered your system, it means that it probably came with one of the free third-party programs. Quick Start has been associated with many potentially unwanted applications like the browser hijackers mentioned above, adware programs like TrustedShopper, Charm Savings and more. Potentially unwanted programs may not cause a lot of damage to your PC themselves, but they will interrupt your browsing with redirects, ads, pop-ups, etc. Browser hijackers are also capable of modifying your home page and default search provider.
Quick Start itself has security issues as well. The application does not endorse the pages it redirects you to, which means that cyber criminals can present you with misleading data like promoting malware as a useful software update. You could also be tricked into disclosing your personal information by entering fake lotteries or surveys. Quick Start is not a beneficial program and should not be kept on your computer. It acts without your permission and comes with other unwanted software. You should get rid of Quick Start and other applications that came with it.
How to remove Quick Start from my PC?
The fastest and most reliable way to uninstall Quick Start from your computer is by installing a malware removal tool. The anti-malware program will scan your system and detect all unwanted applications. It will then terminate Quick Start and the programs that it was bundled with. The security utility will keep your computer safe and protect it from similar unwanted software. An alternative solution to Quick Start removal is making use of the instructions provided below. If you follow these steps you should have no problem deleting the program. However, we advise you to scan your system afterwards just to be sure that manual Quick Start removal was successful.
Quick Start Removal
Windows XP/ Windows 7 and Vista
1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel
2. In Windows XP click on Add or remove programs
3. In Windows 7 and Vista click Uninstall a program
4. Choose the unwanted application
5. Click Remove/Uninstall
1. Locate Search and click on it
2. Enter Control Panel
3. Select Uninstall a program
4. Pick the unwanted application
5. Click Uninstall
1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon
2. Select Internet Options
3. Click Reset on the Advanced tab
4. Click Reset again and then Close
1. Open Mozilla and click on the menu
2. Click on the Question mark
3. Select Troubleshooting Information
4. Click Reset Firefox
5. Confirm the action and click Finish
1. Launch your browser
2. Tap Alt+F and select Settings
3. Click Show Advanced Settings
4. Click Reset browser settings
5. Click on Reset.