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Should I remove Quiknowledge?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,919
United States Rank #5,702
Reach 0.0365%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.49 days
309.31 days >
Average installed length: 162.52 days


VersionDistribution 43.75% 56.25%

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What is Quiknowledge?

Quiknowledge is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.

Advertising is served through the software with banner, text, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial, video, coupon, and/or in-text advertisements on websites where features operate and during general internet usage.

"Quiknowledge offers a free search and translation utility in exchange for agreement to install the software and receive advertising. In order to keep Quiknowledge free you may see banner, text, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial, video, coupon, and/or in-text advertisements through the software on websites where features operate and during general internet usage. An example of these ads is shown below. These advertisements are not the responsibility of the underlying site. Quiknowledge shares non-personally identifiable information, including search and URL history, to advertising partners to improve product performance."

About  (from InfoAtoms)

Quiknowledge is a free, ad-supported software utility that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Once installed you’ll see relevant information from Wikipedia, Bing Search, Bing Translate, and a thesaurus for any word you highlight- all without having to leave the page. Enjoy faster search w...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Quiknowledge.
qksvc.exe (08b702d44fce09ef0de391b2dfab4f2f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3459 Quikno
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.02 PUP.Optional.Quiknowledge.A
McAfee 5600.7115 Artemis!08B702D44FCE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 Artemis!08B702D44FCE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0422
VIPRE Antivirus 29710 InfoAtoms (fs)
QuiknowledgeClientIE.dll (948a4fb0e51644c760f8846188c2e5a2) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Quikno.7B5
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.Quiknowledge.A
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Plugin.cumlto
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0422
VIPRE Antivirus 29460 InfoAtoms (fs)
Quiknowledge has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Quiknowledge
URL: www.quiknowledge.com
Help link: quiknowledge.com/ad-supported
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\quiknowledge
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Quiknowledge\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 790.42 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Quiknowledge

Program executable:qksvc.exe
Name:Quiknowledge Client Service
Path:C:\Program Files\quiknowledge\Service\qksvc.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Quiknowledge (Quiknowledge Setup)
  • QuiknowledgeClientIE.dll - Quiknowledge Client BHO x86

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • QuiknowledgeClientIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Quiknowledge' with the class of {323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}.
  • qksvc.exe runs as a service named 'Quiknowledge Client Service' (qksvc) "This service enables Quiknowledge on HTTP websites".

How do I remove Quiknowledge?

You can uninstall Quiknowledge from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. 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:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Quiknowledge, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Quiknowledge.
  4. 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Quiknowledge you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.34%
Windows 10 35.37%
Windows Vista 4.99%
Windows XP 4.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.87%
Windows 8.1 20.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.95%
Windows 8 8.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.96%
  Brazil 8.16%
  Russia 1.29%
  Turkey 0.60%
  Canada 0.50%
  Poland 0.30%
  Mexico 0.20%
  Israel 0.20%
  Colombia 0.10%
  Australia 0.10%
  Sweden 0.10%
  Kuwait 0.10%
  PR 0.10%
  SY 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.71%
Dell 23.24%
Acer 13.14%
Toshiba 8.95%
ASUS 8.76%
Samsung 6.67%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 1.33%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.07%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.16%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.46%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.11%

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myhandsarecatsover a year ago
This was attached to a ROM for an emulator for me. Specifically, one from CoolRom.com