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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's


HQ-Video is an adware program that is distributed bundled with freeware. When you browse the Internet you must often see various flash pop-up ads that offer to install new video codec or a media player upgrade. Clicking on one of such ads can very quickly lead to HQ-Video infection. We can clearly call HQ-Video an infection, because this adware application gets installed on your computer silently. In other words – you are not informed about a new program being installed on the system. Luckily, it is not complicated to remove HQ-Video via Control Panel, but even so you should be careful about this application.

When the installation is complete, HQ-Video extensions will be added to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Take note that the name of the extension on your browser and in the list of the installed programs (via Control Panel), may differ from the main keyword. HQ-Video can generate the application name at random. Therefore, whether you have HQ-Video Profession, HQTotalS, HQ Video Pro or any other application with a similar name installed – it is still the same HQ-Video program.

Based on our research, HQ-Video functions very similar to HD Plus adware application. It displays commercial pop-up ads, coupons and discount offers that are generally related to Jollywallet adware program. It means that HQ-Video might also come bundled with Jollywallet.

At first it may seem that HQ-Video is useful and can help you improve the video quality when you watch various videos online. However, HQ-Video does nothing of the kind. What is worse, the pop-up ads it displays be expose you to potentially corrupted third party content.

Some computer security experts may say that HQ-Video and similar applications may eventually infect you with malware, but that is a very extreme situation. Naturally, adware applications leaves your system vulnerable to third party exploitation, but HQ-Video seldom intends to infect you with dangerous threats.

If you are security-minded user, you will make it sure that HQ-Video is removed from the PC, because it is never a good idea to leave an adware application in the system. There might be more potentially unwanted applications on your computer apart from HQ-Video, so make use of SpyHunter free scanner to scan your system and then terminate all the adware applications that have been detected. Do not hesitate to acquire a reliable computer security tool that will help you ensure your system’s security in the future.

How to remove HQ-Video

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove HQ-Video (HQTotalS, HQ-Video Profession, etc).

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click Start menu button and open Control panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove HQ-Video (HQTotalS, HQ-Video Profession and so on).

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall HQ-Video (HQ-Video Profession, HQTotalS and etc).

Please leave us a comment below if you have any detailed questions on HQ-Video or its removal.

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  1. dragonkx Jun 25, 2014

    does not work, or the updated version will not allow you to uninstall through control panel and even with the uninstall in its own file folder doesn't work.

  2. Kate Nov 16, 2014

    Thank you so much...
    This really helped me. I had these annoying popups for weeks and i tried everything in my knowledge to fix it but it kept coming back. This was a great help:)
    Thanks again

  3. Cat Nov 21, 2014

    Doesn't help worth a damn on 2.1.
    Completely useless.

  4. sam Nov 22, 2014

    No help at all, doesn't work.

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