Should I remove QwiklinxForFirefox?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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What is QwiklinxForFirefox?
Qwiklinx For Firefox is a potentially unwanted extension for Mozilla Firefox. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution. Functionality of the toolbar includes but is not limited to:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.
In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The primary executable is named ProcessDetector.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.48 MB (4,701,428 bytes).
Displayed publisher: Qwiklinx, Inc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QwiklinxForFirefox\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\QwiklinxForFirefox\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.48 MB
Files installed by QwiklinxForFirefox
- InstallNotifier.exe connects to www.jackpotrewards.com (22.214.171.124 port 80).
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How do I remove QwiklinxForFirefox?
Quickly and completely remove QwiklinxForFirefox from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall QwiklinxForFirefox from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
When you find the program QwiklinxForFirefox, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove QwiklinxForFirefox.
If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
How do I reset my web browser?
If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by QwiklinxForFirefox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
- The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
- To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. It will close and be reset.
- When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.
- Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine. Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default. Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them.
- When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link.
- Restart Google Chrome.
Win 7 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Which OS releases does it run on?
|Windows 7 Home Premium
|Microsoft Windows XP
|Windows Vista Home Basic
100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
|HP Pavilion 061 EX272AA-A...
|Dell Inspiron N4010