Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers Quick-search-results.com


Posted: October 7, 2011

Quick-search-results.com is a malicious website that uses browser-hijacking Trojans to inflate Quick-search-results.com's own traffic to generate revenue. Although redirects from Quick-search-results.com may only pause at Quick-search-results.com momentarily before moving on to a second advertise-based site, Quick-search-results.com itself should be considered both the source of your woes and a serious security risk. If you've come into contact with Quick-search-results.com or one of the websites that Quick-search-results.com promotes, you should scan your PC with a competent anti-malware product to detect and remove any browser hijackers or other forms of harmful software that may have been installed by drive-by-download techniques.

Quick-search-results.com - More of a Search Slowdown Than a Search Enhancer

Quick-search-results.com, like most other forms of fake search engine sites (such as 1dayoftheweek.com, Seeearch.com, Search.babylon.com or Blinx.com), markets itself as a supposedly beloved and highly-useful site that can provide excellent search results. However, far from being a 'premiere spot on the web' to find relevant sites for search queries, Quick-search-results.com has absolutely zero purpose, except to redirect you to advertisements that drive affiliate revenue back to Quick-search-results.com's web masters.

Quick-search-results.com is also known as QuickSearchResults.com and has been observed to have at least one mirror at find-quickresults.com that performs the same functions as Quick-search-results.com. Sites that Quick-search-results.com can expose you to may not be only annoying and irrelevant, but can also be actively harmful, as SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note with this brief list of likely Quick-search-results.com redirects:

  • Quick-search-results.com may expose you to phishing sites, which pretending to be something they're not – such as an online survey, an easily-entered contest or even a login portal for a legitimate site's account, seek to steal private information. In most cases, you can recognize the fraudulent nature of these phishing sites by noting mismatched URLs or suspicious bargains.
  • Other Quick-search-results.com sites may attack your PC with malicious software, including keyloggers, Trojans or rogue security products. You should be especially distrustful of online scans that claim that something is not right with your PC and watch for malicious Flash and Java scripts that can install software without your permission.

Why You're at Quick-search-results.com Instead of Your Favorite Search Engine Site

Most Quick-search-results.com traffic comes from browser hijackers that, as variants of the Google Redirect Virus, force visitors to Quick-search-results.com, when they try to use any other search engines. This behavior means that your PC has already been infected, and you should remove any Quick-search-results.com-related infection with an appropriate security program. SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest that you don't spend time trying to change your browser to stop these attacks, since browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers – therefore, these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers.

Standard behavior for browser hijackers is simply to use Quick-search-results.com or Quick-search-results.com's mirror to fuel fake searches towards other websites. This two-step shuffle gets you straight to advertisement-based sites that reward Quick-search-results.com by sending small amounts of cash back to Quick-search-results.com for each visitor. Until you've removed the browser hijacker from your PC, the best thing that you can do is avoid any possible contact with Quick-search-results.com or Quick-search-results.com's partner sites.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Quick-search-results.com may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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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:

%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\host\[malicious host of quick-search-results.com] File name: %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\host\[malicious host of quick-search-results.com]
Mime Type: unknown/com]

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickSearch.SearchBand.1\B7620AF8-B460-455a-946F-16F8BF52A9ADHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QuickSearch\3c368c4a-827f-4f25-9c52-371bdf049912HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\QuickSearch\82315a18-6cfb-44a7-bdfd-90e36537c252SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value:{82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser, value:{82315A18-6CFB-44A7-BDFD-90E36537C252},{3C368C4A-827F-4f25-9C52-371BDF049912},{B7620AF8-B460-455a-946F-16F8BF52A9AD},{82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252},{141A9A62-342F-4154-A456-D29917E80B4HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickSearch.DeskSearchBand.1HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickSearch.SearchBandHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\Software\Classes\Quicksearch.SearchBandHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickSearch.DeskSearchBandHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowserHelperHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\QuickSearchToolbar\QuickSearchToolbar