HQ Video Professional Virus

Also Known As: HQ-Video-Profession Ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: <strong>Medium</strong>

HQ Video Professional virus removal instructions

What is HQ Video Professional?

Created by Kimahari Software Inc., the HQ Video Professional browser plugin promises to enhance users' YouTube experience by configuring videos to the highest available quality. While some computer users may find such functionality useful, in fact, the HQ Video Professional add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The software infiltrates browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Computer users often install HQ Video Professional inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After successful installation, this browser plugin diminishes browser performance and generates intrusive ads including, for example, price comparison ads, coupons, pop-unders/ups, banner, inline text, or transitional ads.

HQ Video Professional

Furthermore, this browser extension tracks users' Internet browsing activity on all websites visited. Having HQ Video Professional installed on your Internet browsers can lead to malware infections and privacy issues, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware. This browser extension adds no real value - it is a useless program, the main purpose of which, is to generate revenue from intrusive online advertisements.

HQ Video Professional displays ads from the following sources: advertise.com, Dealply, Superfish, Verti technologies, Jollywallet, Text enhance, Alerta Descontos, Snappyimages, GetDeal, Digital Beacon, Daily Offer Service, IRobinhood, No Problem, FoxyDeals, Taboola, PriceSparrow, and Coupon Buddy. The HQ Video Professional browser extension adds no real value for Internet users - it diminishes browser performance, generates intrusive ads, and tracks users' Internet browsing activity. To avoid installation of such rogue browser extensions, computer users should be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a 'download client', decline installation of advertised browser plug-ins. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal installation of any bundled browser plug-ins. Users who observe 'Ads by HQ Video Professional' when browsing the Internet should use this removal guide to eliminate this adware from their Internet browser/s.

Deceptive free software installers used in HQ Video Pro adware distribution:

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Quick menu: Quick solution to remove HQ-Video-Profession Ads

HQ Video Professional adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

HQ Video Professional uninstall using Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "HQ-Video-Profession", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes ads by HQ Video Professional), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

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Remove HQ Video Professional from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing HQ Video Professional from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "HQ-Video-Profession", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing HQ Video Professional from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the hq video professional virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing HQ Video Professional from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "HQ-Video-Profession", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing HQ Video Professional from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the hq video professional virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing HQ Video Professional from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "HQ-Video-Profession".

Removing HQ Video Professional from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with hq video professional virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:
declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 1HQ-Video-Profession Ads is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.

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Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.

If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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