QuickLogin Toolbar

Also Known As: QuickLogin browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

quicklogin.io redirect removal instructions

What is quicklogin.io?

QuickLogin is a deceptive application (a browser toolbar) that supposedly allows users to access their emails. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, QuickLogin is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted application (PUA). It often installs on computers without users' permission, promotes a fake search engine, and records information relating to browsing activity.

quicklogin.io browser hijacker

Browser hijackers usually target Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. After successful system infiltration, QuickLogin assigns the browser new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to quicklogin.io. These changes may seem significant, however, users are unable to revert them, since QuickLogin reassigns browser settings when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible and users are encouraged to visit quicklogin.io when they open a new browser tab or simply search via the URL bar. These unwanted redirects significantly diminish the browsing experience. As with most browser hijackers, QuickLogin also gathers information relating to web browsing activity. Browser-hijacking apps usually gather IP addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, and other similar data that often includes personal information. PUA developers share the recorded information with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, having a data-tracking app installed on your computer might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you encounter redirects to quicklogin.io, immediately remove the QuickLogin browser hijacker and never return to this site.

Threat Summary:
NameQuickLogin browser hijacker
Threat TypeBrowser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
SymptomsManipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.
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The internet is full of browser-hijacking applications that share similarities with QuickLogin. For example, DailyFunnyWorld, TaxCenterNow, SpecialSearchOption, Search4Musix, and many others. By offering "useful features", developers attempt (often succeed) to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install. In fact, few unwanted apps provide the functions promised. Most are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, unwanted apps cause unwanted redirects and gather information. In doing so, they pose a direct threat to your privacy and browsing safety.

How did QuickLogin install on my computer?

Although QuickLogin has an official website, many users install this application inadvertently, without their consent. Developers promote QuickLogin using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Developers hide "bundled" apps (in this case, QuickLogin) behind "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of the download/installation processes - they do not properly disclose such information. Rushing these procedures and skipping steps often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted applications. In this way, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, pay attention when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download/installation processes and carefully analyze each step of these procedures. Decline offers to download/install additional applications and opt-out of those already included. We strongly recommend that you avoid using third party download/installation tools, since criminals often monetize these using the "bundling" method (in other words, promoting PUAs). Download apps from official sources only, using direct download links. Furthermore, intrusive advertisements (which are often used to proliferate PUAs) usually seem legitimate. Once clicked, however, they redirect to dubious websites, such as gambling, pornography, surveys, and similar. Most are delivered by adware-type apps. If you encounter such redirects, immediately remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with QuickLogin, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting QuickLogin browser hijacker:

Website used to promote QuickLogin browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

QuickLogin browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

quicklogin.io browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "QuickLogin"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the quicklogin.io website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

QuickLogin browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects (Windows OS):

Video showing how to remove QuickLogin browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner (MacOS)

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing quicklogin.io related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing quicklogin.io from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://quicklogin.io and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing quicklogin.io from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Search".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the quicklogin browser hijacker, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing quicklogin.io related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "QuickLogin" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing quicklogin.io from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.quicklogin.io) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing quicklogin.io from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "quicklogin.io", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the quicklogin browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing quicklogin.io related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "QuickLogin", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing quicklogin.io from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://quicklogin.io and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing quicklogin.io from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "quicklogin.io"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with quicklogin browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage and new tab settings:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".

Change your default Internet search engine:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 3

To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon Microsoft Edge (Chromium) puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the quicklogin browser hijacker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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