The HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01 is a potentially unwanted program that can be a serious threat for your data security and system resources. The HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01 always enters in the system through freeware download and spam email attachments. The hackers developed this malicious application with the clear motive the record the online habits of the selected users, and then generate annoying pop-up ads according to the browsing preferences of that user. Once invades any windows based computers, the HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01 immediately modify the browser settings, and you will notice the homepage along with the default search engine is changed without your consent. You cannot reverse such changes even if you try several times. This nasty infection creates fake start-up keys in the windows registry due to which it starts automatically every time you log in to your system. Besides that, it also has the capability of collecting the personal information of the user such as credit card details, and shopping passwords. Apart from that, it also causes huge reduction in the overall performance of the system.
Removal of HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01
Once it becomes obvious that the HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01 infection is arrived in the system, your first priority should be to get rid of this infection as quickly as possible. There are two different ways through which you can remove the HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01 infection. The easiest method of doing this is through any powerful automatic removal tool. Besides that, you can also remove this infection from your system manually by following the directions mentioned below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
You have to change the mode of operation from normal to safe, and in this regard you have to restart the system. While restarting, keep pressing the F8 key to access the boot options. Once you can see a list of options, select the safe mode through arrow key and press the Enter to start the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Remove the associated processes of this malicious application in the next step of this process. Access the task manager with the help of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and click on the processes tab to see a list of processes running in the background. Delete the following suspicious processes associated with the HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to remove the following files that are hidden in the system files folder by using the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
In the end, normalize the windows registry by reversing the modifications created by this infection in the registry section. Select the Run option available in the Start menu, and write “RegEdit” in the box to access the registry editor. Remove the following malicious entries before closing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.01\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Reboot the computer in the normal mode to see the effectiveness of the manual removal process. After successful removal of this adware infection, you have to update your existing antivirus, and run a complete system scan.