Uninstall RecordQuick adware

RecordQuick is an adware infection targeting Mac computers. It’s one of the most common infections to affect Mac computers and is generally considered to be pretty minor. If you find RecordQuick in your Applications folder, you likely see more ads when browsing. Furthermore, your browser’s settings may have been changed and questionable websites are now loading every time you open your browser. Fortunately, adware doesn’t directly harm computers. However, RecordQuick may expose you to potentially dangerous content via ads and redirects. It will also track your browsing and collect certain information. It has no redeemable features so the sooner you remove RecordQuick adware from your Mac, the better.

 

RecordQuick adware

 

Other adware like PixelUnlimited, EntrySample, WirelessZipServer, and ActiveExplorer are identical to RecordQuick adware. They all come from the same adware family. Adware is a pretty minor infection but dealing with it may be very frustrating. No matter what sites you visit, you will be spammed with ads nonstop. You may also be redirected to highly questionable websites. Although the adware does not directly harm computers, its advertisements are not as safe. RecordQuick adware may expose you to websites that promote malware and show fake virus alerts, bogus giveaways, and tech support scams. Avoid interacting with any adverts while adware is installed in order to avoid malware.

You will also notice that the settings on your browser have been modified. RecordQuick adware has browser hijacker characteristics so it will change your homepage, new tabs, and search engine. It may hijack all widely used browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The changes are made to redirect you to sponsored websites. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to undo the changes while the adware is installed because it will just keep making the changes over and over again.

We should also add that RecordQuick will monitor your browsing activities and gather specific data. To be more precise, it will keep tabs on the things you look up online, the websites you visit, the content you interact with, your IP address, etc. Additionally, this data is typically shared with third parties for marketing purposes. There is no reason to put up with any form of data collection from RecordQuick because all it does is bombard you with advertisements.

Adware installation methods

Software bundling is a method commonly used to install infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs. Because it essentially allows said infections to install without explicit consent from users, this method is favored among developers of unwanted programs. What likely happened in your case is the adware was attached to a free program you installed as an extra offer but you did not notice. When these kinds of offers go unnoticed during freeware installation, they are permitted to install alongside automatically. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method. Programs that employ this method are frequently flagged as potential threats by anti-virus software.

Despite being preselected to install automatically, the offers are optional, so you can choose not to install them. However, many users frequently struggle to prevent the offers from installing because they are initially hidden. You can stop these unwanted installations as long as you install freeware correctly. It’s important to choose Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default when installing free software. The installation window may recommend using Default but those settings will allow all offers to install alongside automatically. On the other hand, Advanced settings allow you to deselect all offers. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers. Some of the offers may seem useful at first sight but allowing them to install is not a good idea. Allowing these installations will only result in your computer being filled with junk programs. And they can be quite difficult to get rid of once installed.

Adware and browser hijackers can also be concealed as useful extensions. It’s possible that RecordQuick was promoted as an extension that would enhance your browsing. You can often encounter these deceptive extensions on third-party download websites. You should always do research before installing any new programs.

If you’ve ever seen browser alerts that urge you to install an update or that there’s a virus on your computer, know that these ads are also pushing dubious software like adware. When visiting high-risk websites, which typically have pornographic or pirated content, it’s not uncommon to encounter these types of alerts. Don’t pay attention to those ads, and don’t install any of the software they recommend.

How to delete RecordQuick adware

You can remove RecordQuick adware manually because adware isn’t a sophisticated malware infection. But because there are so many steps, the process can be somewhat tedious. Below you can find manual RecordQuick adware removal instructions. However, we advise using anti-virus software to remove RecordQuick adware from your Mac for a quicker and more effective solution. Your browsing will go back to normal once the adware is no longer installed on your Mac.
RecordQuick adware detections

Remove RecordQuick from your Applications folder.

  1. Open Finder → Applications.
    Finder (Applications) Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  2. Find RecordQuick among your installed Applications, and drag it to the Trash.

Remove RecordQuick related files and folders

  1. Open Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
    Finder (Go to folder) Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  2. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchAgents) Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  3. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  4. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  5. Type ~/Library/Application Support in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (Application Support) Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  6. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added folders and drag them to the Trash.
  7. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  8. Type ~/Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder LaunchAgents Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  9. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.
  10. Finder → Go → Go to Folder.
  11. Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go to the folder” window, and press Go.
    Finder (LaunchDaemons) Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  12. Check the folder for any suspicious, recently-added files and drag them to the Trash.

Remove RecordQuick from Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari → Preferences.
    Safari Preferences Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  2. In Preferences, click on the Extensions tab.
  3. In Extensions, find RecordQuick and click Uninstall.
    Safari extension (remove) Uninstall RecordQuick adware

Remove RecordQuick from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox → Menu (the bars at the top right corner) → Add-ons and themes.
    Firefox Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  2. In the Extensions tab, find RecordQuick, click on the three dots, and click Remove.
    Firefox extensions tab Uninstall RecordQuick adware

Remove RecordQuick from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome → Menu (the three dots at the top right corner) → More Tools → Extensions.
    Google-chrome-pref Uninstall RecordQuick adware
  2. In Extensions, find RecordQuick and click Remove.
    Google-chrome-extensions Uninstall RecordQuick adware

 

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