What is Internet Quick Access?
Internet Quick Access is presented as a browser that supposedly improves the Internet browsing performance - "Internet Quick Access is a fast intuitive browser. We have excluded anything that slows and complicates user experience online and added quick links to key user functions".
These claims often trick users into believing that this application is legitimate and useful, however, Internet Quick Access is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Note that Internet Quick Access often infiltrates systems without users' consent.
Furthermore, after successful infiltration, this adware causes unwanted browser redirects, displays intrusive online advertisements, and collects various user information.
Internet Quick Access often causes unwanted browser redirects to the safebrowsesearch.com, oursurfing.com, and search.yahoo.com websites. Browser redirects significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience and may cause additional malware infections.
Internet Quick Access occasionally generates various intrusive online advertisements that redirect to (infectious) untrusted websites. Thus, clicking these ads can result in further computer infections.
Internet Quick Access collects various information that may be personally identifiable including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, pages viewed, etc. This gathered information might contain personal data such as PayPal or bank account details that is later shared with third parties.
This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Internet Quick Access is a potential threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety and should be eliminated.
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Internet Quick Access is an adware-type application and similar to hundreds of other PUPs also claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience. For instance, WikiBrowser, Chromatic, and Torch (also Chromium based Internet browsers) promise to save time while browsing the Internet.
These fake promises are given simply to trick users to install - the purpose of adware-type applications such as Internet Quick Access is to generate advertisements, collect personally identifiable information, and (sometimes) redirect users to various websites, thereby generating revenue for the developers. Applications such as Internet Quick Access provide no real value to the user.
How did Internet Quick Access install on my computer?
Internet Quick Access is often distributed as a 'bundle' with regular (mostly free) software. Bundling is a way to stealthily install third party apps together with the chosen software, and since many users do not pay enough attention when downloading/installing software, this method is extremely effective.
Research shows that some users skip most of the download/installation procedure steps - not realizing that bogus apps such as Internet Quick Access are usually hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' section. This causes them to inadvertently install bogus apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Express caution during download/installation of software. Always download your chosen software from a trusted source - usually the official website. We highly recommend that you use the direct download link when downloading from a freeware download website.
Most sites, however, enforce the use a download app to monetize download websites' traffic and free services by including additional software - in this case, closely analyze each step and opt-out of any unrecognized applications. After downloading the software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any third party software listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
Website promoting installation of search.internetquickaccess.com browser hijacker:
Internet Quick Access (iQa) adware installer setup:
Deceptive free software installers used in Internet Quick Access adware distribution ('iQa - Surf, Just quicker!'):
Intrusive toolbar appearing at the top of user's desktop redirecting to search.internetquickaccess.com website:
This adware causes browser redirects to search.internetquickaccess.com website:
Internet Quick Access adware generating intrusive online ads ('Powered by Quick Internet Access internetquickaccess'):
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- What is Internet Quick Access?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Internet Quick Access application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Internet Quick Access adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Internet Quick Access ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Internet Quick Access' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Internet Quick Access extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Internet Quick Access adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "IQA", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Internet Quick Access ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Internet Quick Access adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Internet Quick Access installed no browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious plug-ins, select such entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the internetquickaccess.com 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select such entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the internetquickaccess.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently installed suspicious plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with internetquickaccess.com 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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the internetquickaccess.com browser hijacker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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