Tencent QQ is an add-on that can be good for internet surfing for users who is eager to make some favourable shopping on the web. But such browser extensions irritate users with its pop-ups like all other bundled browser extensions. If you do not remember if you installed this browser add-on or you regret that the software is installed, so you can examine this article entirely and choose the removal instructions that will be useful to remove Tencent QQ. If you need the quick powerful program to get rid of this browser extension, so you are welcome to install the handy program from this article.
Main features of Spyhunter 4:
- Deletes all elements created by Tencent QQ.
- Is able to solve browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about malware.
What is Tencent QQ?
Tencent QQ is not a viral browser extension as it cannot infect other computers, but it can be downloaded with different freeware. This fact gives the impression that Tencent QQ is a computer threat.
But, actually, it is only an unnerving program that tortures you the means of promo statement in the form of pop-up items. Almost every user has unwanted programs for browsers like Tencent QQ and is eager to remove it.
Step 1. Click Start button
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the unwanted software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall Tencent QQ from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete Tencent QQ from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove Tencent QQ from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
No matter what browser extension you want to download and install, it can be the security vulnerability for the whole system. Tencent QQ is not an exclusion. All browser vendors release security updates and care about the security of their users. But if you install any extension, then software companies cannot guarantee that your system will not be infected. Hackers can use the browser extension like a pass to your system. No doubt there is a good way out from this situation: install add-ons from popular and trustworthy vendors only. But is not an absolute protection from hackers and viruses. It is far better not to install browser extensions at all.
But if you still need to install any browser extension in that case you should be prepared that the extension will have approval to collect your sensitive data that you type on different social networks and can pass it to the third person. You should know that to install a browser add-on is like downloading an utility. Will you download a program if its software company is untrustworthy? I recommend you not to. So, you also should think about the extension that you are going to install.
Tencent QQ, as a browser extension, is more dangerous, because there is no assurance that the advertising notification is genuine and that the web address that states in the advertisement is secure. If you are eager to have Tencent QQ or any other add-on that shows you special deals then be ready that it is able to trick you.
(Potentially unwanted software)
|Removal From Browsers||35,5%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||3%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||97,2%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,001%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,00002%|
|Browser Infection Probability||54,2%|
Tencent QQ like other adware software has some main symptoms that will help you to understand if your system is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads shown by Tencent QQ
- Very slow performance
- Antivirus software detects some viruses
- Some changes in the browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- Presence of Tencent QQ files, DIRS and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
You should know that manual removal instructions that uninstall Tencent QQ from browsers are absolutely secure and you can use them not being afraid that you damage your computer. Also these instructions are efficient, so you will get the wanted result and the extension will be deleted together will all its manifestations. It is an easy method as well; it yields only to the automatic method of removal. But sometimes, using this way of removal users are surprised that the program returns to the browser and they have to perform any other methods to remove it.
But there is one more manual way of removal following which you should delete files and registry keys and values. The method is safe if you can execute it cautiously or let the experienced person perform it. To make this method more secure you should create the backup of the registry. You should keep in mind that only the listed elements of the program should be enumerated and no other ones otherwise your computer will not work. If you do not know what registry value is and where it can be, then you should follow automatic method in order not to damage the computer.
Automatic technique is the method when a user downloads any software to solve the problem. This way is the most secure and sure. It is also not complicated one. You should just install the antivirus software that has Tencent QQ in its base of signatures. This technique is more useful because you will have the antivirus program that will defend the PC from the future computer viruses.
Concerning the money that users may pay for the removal of the virus I should say that some removal techniques are 100% free of charge, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus program and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are powerful. The information about the effectiveness of these uninstall techniques I describe in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should mention the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus software.
These methods are the most efficient. In spite of the great difference in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the issue and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal ways are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also mention that paid antiviruses always has support service (often free) that will solve your problem like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$130-$210||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$40-80||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
The article characterizes a few methods to uninstall Tencent QQ, I hope, they assisted you and the undesired program for browser is uninstalled. Still your computer is at stake every day and so it needs protection. I advise you to download an antivirus program that will protect your PC daily and will scan your system at least one time a week The downloaded antivirus utility should have a large base of signatures and daily releases of updates. The most modern antimalware utility has real-time protection. It is the protection that can detect malware in the system when it is just trying to infect your system.
Spyhunter corresponds to all the itemized demands. So, I suppose it can protect the computer better than any other and though it can give a real-time bar to all the zero-day viruses. The mentioned easy-to-use program will do a scan for you. It will find all the viruses and even all the possibly undesirable programs. If you have any helpful program for your work, but Spyhunter finds it as the undesirable software, but you are absolutely certain that the software cannot be dangerous, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not delete it and never will determine it as a malicious object any more. If you want to scan only separate file, then you can select Custom Scan function. You can also exploit Process Guard or Registry Guard of this tool for your convenience.
I also want to provide you with some helpful actions that will protect your laptop from Tencent QQ and other computer threats in the future:
- Do not download any free of charge programs from unknown vendors. If you do not like to pay for browser add-ons, then you should be very careful during the installation of this program. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters) that is responsible for the download of any other applications. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not visit any malicious websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other types of malicious programs.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download trojan instead of the needed file.
- Do not double-click archive send per email from unknown persons. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus program and make a scan of your PC at least once a week.
Video Guide to get rid of Tencent QQ
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