The HQProVideo1.6v24.12 is a nasty adware infection that can cause severe damage to your data as well as system resources. It installs itself automatically on the system without any manual intervention or the permission of the user. The HQProVideo1.6v24.12 claims to be a useful application that is designed to enhance your browsing experience, but actually this is a trap set by the notorious hackers to attract as many users as they can. Once this adware installed successfully on any system, it start performing harmful activities within the system. It displays huge number of pop-up ads on the screen whenever you will go online. The main objective of HQProVideo1.6v24.12 is to generate revenue for the developers of this adware by driving traffic on the affiliate sites. It deny your access to the important system utilities such as task manager, antivirus, and windows firewall. Apart from that, the speed of the system goes down remarkably because of the presence of this adware infection.
Manual Removal of HQProVideo1.6v24.12
The malicious application should be removed from the system as soon as possible to avoid any kind of permanent damage. There are some goo automatic tools available in this regard. Besides that, there is a complicated yet possible manual removal method also available in this regard. The manual removal process is only recommended for the experienced users because of its complexity, and described as under:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
It is unavoidable for you to access the system in the safe mode before start executing the manual removal process instructions. Reboot the computer, and access the boot options by using the F8 key. Select the Safe Mode from the boot options, and hit the Enter key to start the infected computer in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
In the next step, you have to hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to access the task manager. Select the processes tab where you can see a list of processes running in the background of the computer, and remove the following malicious processes before closing the task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You need to get rid of the following files that are hidden deep in the system files folder along with some of the important system files:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
In the end, you are required to normalize the windows registry by removing the corrupt additions. Access the registry editor by executing the “RegEdit” command through the start menu. Delete the following related entries of the HQProVideo1.6v24.12 by using the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HQProVideo1.6v24.12\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HQProVideo1.6v24.12\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\HQProVideo1.6v24.12\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Once above mentioned process is completed, you need to reboot the computer in the normal mode and check if you are succeeded to remove the virus manually. If the virus is removed, you must run a complete system scan after updating your existing antivirus program.