Do you know what HQ-V-Pro is?
HQ-V-Pro is a browser plug-in that display commercial advertisements. At first it looks like a useful tool that can enhance online video streaming quality. However, the reality is that HQ-V-Pro most probably DECREASES the video quality in order for it to load faster. Thus, we can see that this plug-in simply takes up space. If you had no intention of having this application on your PC, remove HQ-V-Pro from the system immediately. You may also need to terminate other potentially unwanted programs that have arrived with it.
Luckily, HQ-V-Pro is not the first browser plug-in of a kind we have encountered on the Internet. It is one of the many versions of a plug-in that travels with Jollywallet adware. Based on our research, HQ-V-Pro may also be known as HQTotalS, HQ-Vpro, HD Plus, HQ Video Pro, etc. The problem is that usually adware programs prompt you about the oncoming installation. However, that is not what HQ-V-Pro does. If you download a Jollywallet installer or any other bundled setup file with HQ-V-Pro, this application will enter your system silently, and it will add extensions to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers.
It is true that HQ-V-Pro extension can slow down your browser, but that is not your main security concern. This plug-in may employ tracking cookies to collect data on your web browsing habits. This information is necessary if HQ-V-Pro is part of online marketing scheme. This application displays commercial advertisements when you browse online shopping web pages, so in order to know what kind of content it needs to embed into different ads, HQ-V-Pro needs to collect personally non-identifiable data. Such information is often collected by a lot of websites to provide you with more relevant information. It is not an illegal practice.
However, with HQ-V-Pro at hand, we have to take into consideration the fact that this plug-in could become a tool of malware distribution. That is not to say that HQ-V-Pro intends to infect you with malware or steal your personal information. This application cannot do any harm on its own. Serious security issues could be caused by cybercriminals exploiting HQ-V-Pro for their malicious purposes.
Since HQ-V-Pro is highly vulnerable, you cannot allow it to remain on your system. Simply uninstall HQ-V-Pro via Control Panel and then check for other potentially unwanted applications. It is very likely that you have more than just one adware program installed on your PC because such plug-ins often come with other freeware applications.
How to remove HQ-V-Pro
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove HQ-V-Pro.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove HQ-V-Pro.
- Click Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall HQ-V-Pro.
If you encounter any difficulties while trying to remove this program from your computer, you can leave us a question in the comment box or simply try out the secondary removal instructions right underneath this description.
In non-techie terms:
HQ-V-Pro is an annoying browser extension that displays pop-up ads. It is not useful and it can expose you to potential security threats. It is important to remove the plug-in and other similar infections from your PC as soon as possible.