How to remove HDQ-1.2cV12.01 (Virus Removal Guide)

HDQ-1.2cV12.01 virus

HDQ-1.2cV12.01 is detected as adware by reputable internet security vendors. This adware utilizes multiple potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in order to inject websites with specific pop-up advertisements. HDQ-1.2cV12.01 also bundles  with other programs that can cause additional issues. This means it may be required to uninstall multiple unwanted programs and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions.

HDQ-1.2cV12.01

Often referred as the HDQ-1.2cV12.01 virus, this potentially unwanted programs is not technically a computer virus although it shares many of the same characteristics. HDQ-1.2cV12.01 can even bundle with malicious programs and parasites, which can cause further complications aside from unwanted HDQ-1.2cV12.01 ads.

HDQ-1.2cV12.01 uses deceptive marketing tactics and may be promoted as a free media update, media player, or other utility.

How to remove HDQ-1.2cV12.01 virus

Use this HDQ-1.2cV12.01 removal guide to remove HDQ-1.2cV12.01 virus, potentially unwanted programs, malware, and ads by HDQ-1.2cV12.01 on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

5. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential HDQ-1.2cV12.01 malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall HDQ-1.2cV12.01 using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall HDQ-1.2cV12.01

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for HDQ-1.2cV12.01. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove HDQ-1.2cV12.01 browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the HDQ-1.2cV12.01 extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the HDQ-1.2cV12.01 add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the HDQ-1.2cV12.01 add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential HDQ-1.2cV12.01 malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.