QuickFlightTracker Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application that works as a browser extension. We have been dealing with apps from this family for many years now, so we can more or less say almost everything there is to say about this application.
The good news is that the removal of this application is not complicated at all. You can delete QuickFlightTracker Toolbar from your system by following the removal instructions below this description. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Our team is always ready to assist you.
We have mentioned that we know which family this program comes from. If you have been following computer security news, you must be familiar with the Mindspark Toolbar family. This group has been prevalent for quite some time now, and it does not seem like it is going to stop releasing new apps any time soon.
Throughout the years, the Mindspark Toolbar family has been classified as many different computer security threats. First, they used to be treated as browser hijackers because they tend to change your browser’s settings. Now we categorize them as potentially unwanted programs. It means that QuickFlightTracker Toolbar is not a malicious computer infection, and it enters your system with your permission. However, there might be certain aspects of this application that you may deem undesirable.
One of the main reasons we cannot say that QuickFlightTracker Toolbar is a computer infection is the fact that it has its official homepage. You can access it at quickflighttracker.com, and the button that is supposed to add the extension to your browser works just fine on Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. Therefore, we can see that the extension does not enter your system unless you allow it to.
Here a few users might say that they have never visited the official website, and they did not intend to have QuickFlightTracker Toolbar on their browsers, and yet it IS there. So what happened? The truth is that the official website is clearly not the only distribution source. Such applications often get distributed via pop-ups and freeware sharing websites. So it means that users may install this application accidentally when they access random websites or when they download other software. You might not think much about installing a freeware application, but please take your time to check the installation steps because you might be given the opportunity to avoid QuickFlightTracker Toolbar, and you might miss it.
So when this toolbar enters your browser, it inflicts certain changes that you will notice immediately. Because of these modifications, QuickFlightTracker Toolbar sometimes might be called a browser hijacker, but please note that users AGREE to perform these changes even if they are not aware of that. When you add the extension to your browser, you should see a pop-up that informs you about the oncoming modifications. However, more often than not users do not check what these pop-ups say, and they add the extensions nevertheless.
As a result, QuickFlightTracker Toolbar changes the new tab settings and the default search engine. The extension uses the myway.com search engine, but it is powered by Google, so technically it does not offer anything new. What’s more, the extension can modify your search results to display commercial advertisements. Those advertisements may be related to your likes and preferences because it is very likely that QuickFlightTracker Toolbar will employ tracking cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits. While such behavior is not malicious, it can be quite risky, especially if there is a third party ready to exploit the information this extension collects.
To put it simply, if you did not intend to have this application on your browser, it would be for the best to remove QuickFlightTracker Toolbar today. Each browser requires different removal process, but you can find the instructions for that below. Also, you should scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner because there is a very good chance that you have more unwanted applications installed. Such programs often come in packs, and users fail to notice them.
Finally, you should invest in a legitimate computer security application that would protect you from similar intruders in the future. You should do everything you can to protect your system and your personal information from malicious exploitation.
How to Remove QuickFlightTracker Toolbar