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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


DownQuick should act as a program that allows you to download your favorite files from the Web. It says that you will be able to manage your downloads, choose their orders, and stop and resume them whenever you want. However, this program is also involved in shady activities. It tries to bring additional applications to your system; it may try to replace your default search engine and homepage, and it can make your PC run more slowly because of the ads Down Quick displays. We strongly believe that you should not tolerate this potentially unwanted application any longer, so consider its removal as a priority task.

The program makes no secret that its official installer will offer you additional software such as various types of apps and toolbars. According to DownQuick, it is up to you whether to install those programs or not. However, to avoid additional programs, you need to be very attentive and carefully examine each section of the DownQuick’s installation wizard. One single mistake and your computer may be flooded with many suspicious applications. It will be hard to detect all of them, and you will surely need a trustworthy anti-spyware scanner for this.

DownQuick will not only try to add some other applications on your system. It may be involved in even more unreliable activities. For example, this program may change your browser’s initial settings. You may not even notice the changes until you find yourself redirected to suspicious pages after searching for something on the Web. That is because DownQuick may have already changed your default search engine.

You can be transferred to unknown websites for one more reason. The download manager may display you commercial offers that contain redirect links to third party websites. “WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANYTHIRD-PARTY OR PARTNER WEBSITE OR OFFERS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE OFFER IS HOSTED BY US.” This quote from DownQuick’s Terms and Conditions should be enough to prevent you from clicking on any of the ads this program displays. You will face all the consequences yourself if any third-party website you are transferred on is filled with offensive or malevolent content.

We had a reason to name DownQuick as a potentially unwanted application. During their research, our online security specialists have found that this program is usually distributed in bundles with free software. The common way how unaware users receive unwanted programs is when they frequently visit p2p, Torrent, or similar websites. Those users usually get enticed by an offer to download updates to their video or media players. However, they receive a bunch of additional programs, and some of them can be of a harmful nature. So, if you do not remember installing DownQuick purposely, then scan your system ASAP to be sure that no intruders managed to hide somewhere on it.

The file downloader will not bring any significant benefits to you. It can only cause you trouble and explore your system’s vulnerabilities. Therefore, do not waste any more time before removing DownQuick for good. We have prepared a short guide that should assist you in the elimination process. Feel free to post your question in the comment box below or to address us via our Google+, Facebook, or Twitter pages.

How to eliminate the unwanted application

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Navigate your mouse pointer to the Windows logo and click on it.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Access Uninstall a program and eliminate DownQuick.

Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Simultaneously tap the Windows key + Q and enter Control Panel.
  2. Click on the icon and open Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove DownQuick.

Windows XP

  1. Launch the Start menu and proceed towards Control Panel.
  2. Open Uninstall a program and eliminate DownQuick.
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