Solution – Get Rid of QuicklookPI Mac ADWARE

QuicklookPI

QuicklookPI is kind of adware which will disturb you with numerous ads, such as banner ads, pop-up ads, in-text ads, video ads, sound ads, etc. In most of time, it will try to persuade you to believe it and use it by promising you with best coupons or favorable deals. Besides, QuicklookPI will pretend to help you to find the discounts and then it pops up some ads to attract your attentions. While you click it, you will find they are nothing to do with what it promises, but misleading to some suspicious sites.

QuicklookPI adware
QuicklookPI is capable of doing more on your PC and this system. It will spy on your information and data so that it could figure out which part is the weak point on your system. In the following, QuicklookPI will use it to transmit many kinds of malware or virus on your PC to infect your system. In this case, we can deny it serves as a tool for criminals. And they will screen your protections to carry on this scam.

If you think it finished all its scam, you are wrong. As QuicklookPI has to make money by increasing the clicks for its sponsored sites, it will try every way to seduce you to click its links. For example, it will send you fake updated link and ask you to download the new versions for your programs. But it is a fake links. If you still keep QuicklookPI on your computer, you have to watch out for every steps and it is annoying. So please refer to the following guides and remove it right now.

QuicklookPI Behavior:

1. It changes browser settings and DNS settings to redirect you to unwanted websites.
2. It download Adware which harasses you with annoying ads nowhere.
3. It may be able to track your browsing traces and interests to collect your information.
4. It may help cyber criminal steal your sensitive information such as banking accounts.
5. It can strikingly slow down system speed.
6. It will corrupt system files make your computer crash down.

 How to Manually Remove QuicklookPI From Mac OSX? (Steps)

Step 1 Uninstall QuicklookPI related apps or potentially unwanted apps from Mac OSX
  • In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar
  • In the applications folder, right-click on QuicklookPI related apps or other suspicious apps and click Move to Trash. 

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PLEASE NOTE

QuicklookPI may reinstall itself multiple times if its core files and related malware are not removed completely.

Therefore we recommend, after uninstalling the potentially unwanted apps, you’d better downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

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Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by QuicklookPI or related malware from your Mac

1. Click the Finder icon from the menu bar  >>  choose “Go” then click on “Go to Folder“:

2. In the Go to Folder… bar, type the name of the following four folders to open them one by one:

~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/Application Support
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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3. In each folder, search for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Here are some examples of files generated by malware:

“installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, QuicklookPI”,  “com.genieo.completer.download.plist” “com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist” “com.genieo.engine.plist” “com.adobe.fpsaud.plist” , “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”,

PLEASE NOTE

Manually check and remove malicious files may take hours and you may delete healthy files by mistake.

To do it safely and efficiently, we recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any malicious files generated by QuicklookPI or malware.

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.


Step 3 – Find and remove malicious extensions and browser hijacker from Safari and Chrome.

Safari

On Safari

1. Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

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2. Select Extensions tab>> Look for the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

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3. Select Search tab >> click the Search Engine menu and make your choice. Safari lets you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.

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4. Select the General tab >> In the Homepage bar, type the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

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Google Chrome

On Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions;

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2. Search for suspicious extensions and click trash icon to remove it:

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3. Reset default search engine on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings
  • Scroll down until you locate the Search engine section
  • Click the drop-down menu accompanying the option labeled Search engine used in the address bar
  • Select Google, Bing or Yahoo! as your default search engine.

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4. Reset homepage on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings;
  • In the “On Startup” section, click the “Set pages” link near to the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option.
  • Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example SearchMine.net) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

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PLEASE NOTE

If an unwanted extension or search engine can’t be removed manually from web browsers, it may be caused by malware.

We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac and see if it will detect malware.

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Step 4Re-check your Mac with Combo Clean Antivirus.

To be sure that your Mac is not infected at all, it’s recommended to run a full scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a professional Mac Antivirus and Mac OSX Optimization Tool for users. It is equipped with powerful detection engine against virus, malware, and adware. Thus it is able to protect your machine from the latest out-breaking threats and infections. Moreover, its Disk Cleaner can detect and clean up all junks and always keep your Mac’s performance at the peak. 

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Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan to diagnose your Mac and solve all problems: