The QuickFlightTracker is classified as web-browser hijacker. It is a type of PUPs that makes various changes to your PC system’s browser settings like newtab, search provider by default and home page. Once started, this hijacker will alter certain settings of web-browsers to QuickFlightTracker. Please ignore this web-site and refrain from clicking to any links on it and going to any websites mentioned on it. We recommend you to free your PC of hijacker and thus return your homepage as soon as possible. You need to perform the step-by-step instructions below. The detailed removal instructions will assist you remove QuickFlightTracker and protect your computer from more dangerous software and PUPs.
In order to force you to use QuickFlightTracker as often as possible this browser hijacker can change your web-browsers’ search provider. You may even find that your PC’s browser shortcuts and Microsoft Windows HOSTS file are hijacked without your knowledge and conscious permission. The developers of this browser hijacker infection do so in order to generate money via Google AdSense or another third-party ad network. Thus every your click on ads which placed on the QuickFlightTracker generates revenue for them.
It is likely that you might be worried with the hijacker responsible for redirections to QuickFlightTracker. You should not disregard this undesired software. The hijacker might not only modify your home page or search provider, but redirect your internet browser to malicious webpages. What is more, the browser hijacker can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your privacy info and, later, can use it for marketing purposes. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to delete QuickFlightTracker from your internet browser.
We advise you to remove QuickFlightTracker and free your system of browser hijacker infection as soon as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will assist you to completely remove QuickFlightTracker , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove QuickFlightTracker from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are several steps to removing QuickFlightTracker , because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown software, then remove harmful addons from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Firefox and other browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to remove any changes QuickFlightTracker hijacker has made, and then scan your PC with Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro to ensure the browser hijacker is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove QuickFlightTracker, complete the steps below:
- How to get rid of QuickFlightTracker manually
- QuickFlightTracker automatic removal
- How to block QuickFlightTracker
- Tips to prevent QuickFlightTracker and other unwanted apps
- To sum up
How to get rid of QuickFlightTracker manually
The useful removal steps for the QuickFlightTracker redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove QuickFlightTracker redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall QuickFlightTracker related software through the Control Panel of your system
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted programs like this hijacker, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad-supported software, hijacker infection or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your personal computer. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker responsible for QuickFlightTracker . If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel like below.
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely, it is the hijacker related to QuickFlightTracker search. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Get rid of QuickFlightTracker from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings such as start page, search engine and new tab had been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser process.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button like below.
Once the task is done, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s start page, search engine by default and newtab to default state.
Remove QuickFlightTracker from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will remove QuickFlightTracker from default search engine, new tab page and home page and disable harmful extensions. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove QuickFlightTracker from Firefox
If Mozilla Firefox home page or search engine are hijacked by the QuickFlightTracker, your browser displays unwanted pop up ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to QuickFlightTracker web-page. Once, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
QuickFlightTracker automatic removal
The manual guidance above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely remove the QuickFlightTracker hijacker infection. Here I am telling you an automatic way to remove this hijacker infection from your PC completely. Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Free and HitmanPro are antimalware tools that can look for and get rid of all kinds of malicious software including hijacker responsible for QuickFlightTracker start page.
Scan and clean your machine of QuickFlightTracker with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) that are completely clean your PC system of the hijacker infection. The tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted apps, hijacker infections, ad-supported software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is done, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana AntiMalware on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the browser hijacker responsible for modifying your browser settings to QuickFlightTracker. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When Zemana AntiMalware has finished scanning your machine, Zemana will show you the results. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to open unwanted QuickFlightTracker page. Once the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
Use Hitman Pro to delete QuickFlightTracker from the PC system
If Zemana Anti Malware cannot remove this browser hijacker, then we advises to run the HitmanPro. The Hitman Pro is a free powerful, professional removal utility for malware, adware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars as well as hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to QuickFlightTracker web-site. It completely deletes all traces and remnants of the infection.
- Please go to the following link to download Hitman Pro. Save it to your Desktop.
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- After downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is launched, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker related to QuickFlightTracker . This process may take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your computer press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to remove QuickFlightTracker with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system of the browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
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- Once downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the hijacker that causes web-browsers to open unwanted QuickFlightTracker site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your machine. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- As the scanning ends, a list of all threats detected is produced. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected”. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
The following video offers a guide on how to remove hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
How to block QuickFlightTracker
The AdGuard is a very good adblocker application for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying advertisements, popunders, pop-ups, intrusive new tabs, and even full page ads and webpage overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the QuickFlightTracker automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up ads, web-pages like QuickFlightTracker, 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 AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent QuickFlightTracker and other unwanted apps
Most often, the freeware installation package includes the optional adware or PUPs like this hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual install option. Here reject all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the third-party applications which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free software is installed, if you uninstall this software, the search provider by default, newtab and start page of your favorite web-browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the guide above.
To sum up
Once you’ve done the step-by-step instructions shown above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malicious software. The Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome will no longer display unwanted QuickFlightTracker web page on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive QuickFlightTracker .