September 21, 2014

How to remove QuickShare.exe virus. Uninstall plugin

QuickShare virus is a deceptive browser plugin which is supposed to add content sharing features into browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer, but in reality this QuickShare plugin performs illegal activities on targeted computer instead of doing what it claims. Firstly, QuickShare.exe malware is installed on ones computer without his permission and awareness. it is usually packed with third-party software and gets together with the programs you download from Internet. Soon after, it registers itself as a browser add-on/extension and that is the time your PC starts making mess. The QuickShare virus comes over with the control of your browser and it starts performing foreground and background activities such as hijacking browser and redirecting you to unexpected websites, collecting/stealing your private data, installing additional components etc. All these things result into slowed down computer performance and even crashes. Another problem waiting ahead is that most users fail in removing QuickShare from their browser because this bug protects its components. Therefor, to get rid of QuickShare.exe malware you may need to perform some extra tasks as guided below.

Common Symptoms of QuickShare.exe infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall QuickShare.exe

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the QuickShare.exe if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the QuickShare.exe if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for QuickShare.exe and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete QuickShare.exe manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for QuickShare.exe in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

QuickShare.exe virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman