The Quiclean is potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the adware family (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Once started, it configures Google Chrome web browser to display a large number of unwanted pop up ads. The Quiclean Chrome extension can modify browser’s settings to show ads on all pages that you are opening in the web browser, even on those web sites where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you computer from ‘ad supported’ software and remove Quiclean Chrome extension. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below. It will allow you to uninstall Quiclean, remove all annoying ads and protect your personal computer from more harmful applications and trojans.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted application like the Quiclean Chrome extension on your web browser. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The worst is, the ad supported software can be used to gather a wide variety of privacy data about you which can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any Quiclean pop up advertisements.
The Quiclean adware can attack the Google Chrome web-browser. Maybe you approve the idea that the ads from it is just a small problem. But these undesired Quiclean advertisements eat computer resources. The worst is, it can be used to gather your surfing history and confidential info, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, confidential info can be sold to third parties.
The tutorial below explaining steps to remove Quiclean adware problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other popular internet browsers. The guide will allow you get rid of ad supported software and thereby clean your browser from all undesired ads.
How to remove Quiclean
Most commonly ‘ad supported’ software requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team developed several removal ways that we’ve summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the unwanted Quiclean Chrome extension on your machine and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Quiclean, use the steps below:
- How to manually delete Quiclean
- Remove Quiclean adware with free applications
How to manually delete Quiclean
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove Quiclean that made to redirect your web browser to various ad web sites. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such Quiclean ad supported software that causes a large count of unwanted pop ups.
Uninstall Quiclean associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, ‘ad supported’ software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the MS Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something like Quiclean then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option.
Next, remove any unknown and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Select the program which has the name like “Quiclean”, uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
Close all open internet browsers including the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the applications with the names like Quiclean, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this unwanted program from your system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select the program named such as Quiclean, the click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Reset Group Policy settings to uninstall Quiclean extension
If the Quiclean Chrome extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator” then you need to complete this step to reset Group Policy settings to defaults.
Press Windows and X keys together. It will open a menu. Click Command prompt (Administrator). You will see a “black box” – Command prompt as shown below.
In the command prompt type
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
Press Enter. Close command prompt and reboot your computer.
Reset Google Chrome to remove Quiclean
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search provider that have been replaced by Quiclean which redirects your browser to unwanted ad web pages.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the following example and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. If the “Reset Google Chrome” does not help to disable and uninstall Quiclean extension, then follow the Manually uninstall extensions installed by enterprise policy steps.
Remove Quiclean extension with free applications
The easiest way to delete Quiclean adware is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting this Quiclean which cause annoying pop-up advertisements to appear. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
Scan and clean your web browser of Quiclean extension with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such ad supported software and ad supported softwares which most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Quiclean adware removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- Download Zemana on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- After downloading is done, close all applications and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, click the “Scan” button for scanning your system for the Quiclean ad supported software that created to reroute your internet browser to various ad sites. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will detect all threats exist on your PC system.
- After finished, you can check all threats detected on your machine. In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Next”. Once disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Remove Quiclean with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect adware and thereby remove Quiclean extension from the Google Chrome web browser. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the system.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Quiclean which designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad pages. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your machine. While the MalwareBytes utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the tutorial or the video guide below.
If the problem with Quiclean adware is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for Quiclean ad-supported software that causes tons of intrusive popup advertisements, potentially unwanted programs and hijackers and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
- When downloading is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole machine to find out Quiclean ad supported software that created to reroute your web browser to various ad web-sites. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner program is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, you can check all items detected on your PC. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Net, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocking program. AdGuard is an ad blocking which can filter out a large number of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
Do not know how your internet browser has been hijacked by Quiclean ?
To sum up
Now your PC should be clean of the Quiclean Chrome extension that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and undesired malicious sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your system for new adwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to uninstall Quiclean adware from the Google Chrome, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.