QuickRef Removal Guide

Do you know what QuickRef is?

QuickRef is an ad-supported utility that claims to make searching and translating information on the web very easy. This application may appear to be a legitimate tool that could improve the quality of your daily browsing. However, we are obliged to inform you that this is merely an adware application that one should remove without hesitation. Our researchers have determined that QuickRef is a malicious infection that poses as a useful tool, a tool that does not work. This adware has been specifically developed to promote commercial advertisements and generate income for the developers of QuickRef and the third parties that they promote. This should not be allowed to continue, therefore, we encourage users to remove it.

If you choose to install QuickRef, you will also agree to their license agreement, which allows it to interact with your computer. This means that you will give the adware your consent to do whatever the developers want the application to do. Thus, by granting QuickRef access to your system you will allow it to convert words on web pages to hyperlinks and to display pop-ups, banners, coupons, etc. Moreover, you will grant it the right to insert third-party software. And, on top of that, you will allow the adware to collect information about your browsing habits, such as browsing history, search queries, IP addresses, and so on. This information will be used by the third parties to improve their promotional campaigns. However, if you wish not to take part in their business venture, the most reasonable option would be to remove it.QuickRef Removal GuideQuickRef screenshot
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As you can see, QuickRef promotes ads that have been developed by third parties, which is quite alarming because QuickRef avoids all responsibility for the damage the content that it sponsors could inflict. This fact can be observed in the terms of service on their website, Quickrefapp.com, which states:

The Software provides, and third parties provide, links to other Web sites or resources (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of QuickRef and QuickRef is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. QuickRef is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by QuickRef of the site or any association with its operators. QuickRef will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any sort arising out of or related to use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any Linked Site.

QuickRef must be removed, because the legitimacy of the content it promotes cannot be verified. This means that the adware might subject your system to potentially dangerous ads that could infect your system with additional malware, which will undoubtedly be more dangerous and harder to remove than QuickRef.

Finally, we must mention the methods used to distribute QuickRef. Our researchers have discovered that it is usually disseminated on freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, and so on. In addition, QuickRef is known to be bundled with TornTV, which is another malicious application that will cause you a lot of problems. So, if you do not wish to get infected with dangerous malware, we suggest that you remove QuickRef at your earliest convenience.

All in all, QuickRef is a deceitful adware application that promises to enhance browsing experience but in reality only displays commercial advertisements. Those advertisements cannot be trusted because the developers of QuickRef fail to verify the legitimacy of the content that they promote. We urge you not to click any ads provided by this adware because you might get infected with dangerous infections that will inflict severe damage on your computer. We do, however, recommend you to remove QuickRef as soon as possible.

How to remove QuickRef

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. In the search results, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find QuickRef and click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find QuickRef and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find QuickRef and click Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

QuickRef is a useless adware program that users ought to remove due to its unreliable nature. The adware displays all kinds of third-party ads that are potentially dangerous, because the developers of QuickRef do not endorse the content that it promotes. Those potentially dangerous ads could infect your computer with malicious applications, including but not limited to ransomware and Trojans.