HQual-V1.8 is reported to be an ad-supported application that is potentially unwanted. It may automatically load into unsuspecting users’ systems and display various types of advertisements. The software may also cause redirects on web browsers to third-party websites that are not confirmed to be safe. In case you come across this ad-supported application it is strongly advisable to remove it using a scanner.
|Short Description||The program may collect different information and display third-party advertisements heavily.|
|Symptoms||Interruptive pop-ups and other ads. PC slowdowns, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Via suspicious site advertising it or via bundling.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss HQual-V1.8.|
HQual-V1.8 – How Did I Get It
Applications such as Hqual-V1.8 use different practices to spread across user networks. The most widely employed of them is called bundling. This method is used by third-party software providers who include applications such as HQual-V1.8. Such software is often deemed as “A free extra” in one of the setup’s installation steps. This is usually done in the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation option only for profit via marketing. Users should always be aware what websites they use to download applications and to prefer always the official web page of a free program they want to download if there is such.
HQual-V1.8 – How Does It Advertise
Once installed on the user PC, HQual-V1.8 may begin to track various user information such as:
- IP address.
- Current system time.
- User’s online search history.
- System Information.
- Web pages visited.
- Other identifiable information.
This data may be used to advertise content based on the user`s interests. For example, if you are looking forward to buying a smartphone and searched for it, the application may display banners with smartphones on them and so on. There may be also other forms of advertisement content such as fake “Virus Found” type of messages that may redirect to Tech Support Scamming sites.
However, the real danger associated with HQual-V1.8 is that it may redirect to third-party sites that could be dangerous to the user. They may redirect to malicious URLs that may cause drive-by downloads with different malware.
Remove HQual-V1.8 Completely
To remove HQual-V1.8 from your computer thoroughly, you should first uninstall it using the tutorial provided below. After checking your web browser for any suspicious file extensions, it is strongly advisable to scan your computer for any left over files or registry entries, set by HQual-V1.8 that may still cause advertisements to pop-up. It is also a good practice to use anti-malware programs with real-time protection and always back up your data in case of any infections by malware. More than one back-up is a must if you want to make it more protected.
Delete HQual-V1.8 from Windows and Your Browser
Remove HQual-V1.8 automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove HQual-V1.8 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HQual-V1.8 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HQual-V1.8 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HQual-V1.8 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HQual-V1.8 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HQual-V1.8 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HQual-V1.8 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove HQual-V1.8 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HQual-V1.8
Step 2: Uninstall HQual-V1.8 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by HQual-V1.8 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by HQual-V1.8 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HQual-V1.8 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HQual-V1.8 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove HQual-V1.8 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove HQual-V1.8 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase HQual-V1.8 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall HQual-V1.8 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove HQual-V1.8 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the HQual-V1.8 will be removed.
Eliminate HQual-V1.8 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.