Remove quickfix.0102.pics Pop Up Ads

Did you just get a pop up from quickfix.0102.pics and wonder where it came from? Did the quickfix.0102.pics ad appear to have been initiated from a web site that under normal circumstances don't use advertising such as popup windows? Or did the quickfix.0102.pics pop up show up while you clicked a link on one of the big search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?

Here's a screen dump of the quickfix.0102.pics pop-up ad when it showed up on my system:

quickfix.0102.pics pop-up

(I'm sorry for the many watermarks. If I don't add them, the screenshot always show up at some copy-cat blogs.)

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your computer, you most likely have some adware installed on your system that pops up the quickfix.0102.pics ads. Contacting the owner of the site you were at would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads.

I'll try help you to remove the quickfix.0102.pics popups in this blog post.

I found the quickfix.0102.pics pop-up on one of the lab computers where I have some adware running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if anything new has appeared, such as popup windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on site that usually don't show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove the quickfix.0102.pics pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the quickfix.0102.pics ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the quickfix.0102.pics pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.

The issue with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

So, what can be done? To remove the quickfix.0102.pics pop up ads you need to review your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove the quickfix.0102.pics pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can open this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows OS you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:

Uninstall a program search

Click on the "Uninstall a program" link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:

Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something suspect in there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started seeing the quickfix.0102.pics pop-ups.

The next thing to check would be your browser's add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?

Firefox add-ons manager

Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your system. Did that stop the pop ups?

I think you will be able to identify and uninstall the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. It's a tool designed to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you've found the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.

FreeFixer's removal feature is not locked like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having difficulties determining if a file is legitimate or unsafe in FreeFixer's scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the pop ups problem, you can block quickfix.0102.pics in the Windows HOSTS file.

Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing an adware that caused pop-up ads:

Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the quickfix.0102.pics pop ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!

Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the quickfix.0102.pics ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.

Thank you!

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