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QuickLookSearches

Posted: March 29, 2021

QuickLookSearches is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that does not pose a threat to your computer's safety. It may, however, bring some intrusive changes, which are likely to hinder your Web browsing experience. For example, it may replace the default search engine, new tab page, or homepage that your Web browser uses. The replacement is usually a 3rd-party search engine, which hosts an overwhelming number of advertisements, and a search feature, which prioritizes sponsored search results. Typically, such PUPs are exclusive for Windows systems, but this one has a macOS version as well.

While QuickLookSearches is not threatening, it is certainly not a good idea to allow an intrusive piece of software to modify your Web browser's behavior. The changes that QuickLookSearches brings affect both operating systems, as well as all popular Web browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

This PUP does not have an official website or download location and, instead, it may be spread online through the use of software bundles that include opt-in or opt-out offers that are cleverly disguised. Thanks to these software bundles, users might install QuickLookSearches accidentally, without being aware of what this software really does. The best way to keep such software away from your system is to use an up-to-date macOS or Windows security tool, as well as to avoid interacting with suspicious files and content.

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