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How to get rid of classic.ixquick.com virus?

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This tutorial will help you to eliminate classic.ixquick.com from the home pages of all your browsers. Note that this trouble may occur in Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This domain name will be set in the home pages of them all, instead of google.com or any other decent start page.


To look for the information via classic.ixquick.com is the waste of your time. You may be brought to a lot of unsafe places by means of various redirections coming through this domain. Also, you will see that the home page of your hijacked browser also displays a lot of annoying ads and sponsored links.

How does Classic.ixquick.com get into my system?

Note that classic.ixquick.com hijacker is by default bundled with a lot of other free programs. If you`re a person who spends a lot of time downloading and installing cost-free applications, make sure you always select the option of a custom (advanced) installation where you may uncheck all third-party applications from becoming the integral parts of your computer. Stay safe!

How to remove Classic.ixquick.com?

If you detect Classic.ixquick.com and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.

Removal tool for Classic.ixquick.com:

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Automatic removal instructions:

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by Trojan Killer

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with Trojan Killer

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Classic.ixquick.com in the future.

GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Trojan Killer

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by Trojan Killer

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