Adware.Quiknowledge Description

Quiknowledge is adware that may show annoying pop-up ads and messages in a Web browser related to the computer user’s browsing activity when the PC user is visiting a variety of possibly suspicious websites. The Quiknowledge advertisements and messages may signify that the computer system is affected by adware or a potentially unwanted application. Quiknowledge may be distributed and install itself onto the computer system packaged with numerous freeware, which computer users can download and install from the Internet.

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Freeware may often include numerous other programs, which may be unnecessary for the computer user. Therefore, when the PC user installs any free application, he should carefully follow what he is going to install together with the desired tool that he has selected. Once installed, the Quiknowledge may highlight words on the websites that are visited by computer users replacing them with hyperlinks. The Quiknowledge links may be embedded within the text, and may come with a double underline to make them different from common links.

Adware.Quiknowledge Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Adware.Quiknowledge? To safely & quickly detect Adware.Quiknowledge we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ Quiknowledge\ Service\ qksvc.exe 10,905
    2 %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\ 269
    3 %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\ 265
    4 %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecaj 262
    5 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecaj 259
    6 %WinDir%\System32\drivers\qknfd.sys 256
    7 qknfd.sys 69
    8 %PROGRAMFILES%\ Quiknowledge\ IE\ QuiknowledgeClientIE.dll 5

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecajSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: quiknowledge@quiknowledge.comSOFTWARE\QuiknowledgeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecajSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\QuiknowledgeSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\qknfdSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\qksvcSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\qknfdSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\qksvcHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Quiknowledge
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {F213853A-D221-4C97-8A4B-7E0AC63F31A1}{CE4B58AF-E4FD-4C27-8627-AE9324C11F3F}{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}
Posted: February 18, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 69,024
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