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Remove HQPureV1.8 ads (Virus Removal Instructions)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Do titles “Ads by HQPureV1.8,” “Special offer for you by HQPureV1.8,” “brought by HQPureV1.8” or “HQPureV1.8 ads” sound familiar to you? If yes, you are probably receiving an enormous amount of HQPureV1.8 promotional content every day. If you are looking for a solution to this problem, you are at the right place – we are going to explain what HQPureV1.8 adware is and how to get rid of the ads that it sends to you.

HQPureV1.8 – why is this program sending you various advertisements?

As we have already mentioned, it is an adware program, and that means it is ad-supported. In most of the cases, it creates banners on the websites that you visit, or sends pop-up ads when you browse the Internet. Be careful – ads by HQPureV1.8 might seem to be useful at the first sight. They provide various price comparisons, show discount codes, coupons, and other e-shopping related offers. It might seem that this program can help you to save time and money shopping online. Unfortunately, that is not true, and you should not rely on these ads at all.

HQPureV1.8 hijack

HQPureV1.8 adware is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which collects non-personal information about you, including your browsing history, clicks, search keywords that you use, IP address, PC’s geolocation and other similar information. Then it processes this information, finds the information that interests you, and finds similarly-looking content. Then, it sends this content for you. Do not be surprised that HQPureV1.8 ads look so impressive – that is not a coincidence. Moreover, do not try to click on these ads! Security experts say that this program displays fake deals. It is just a way to attract you and make you click on the ad with an intention to explore the deals that do not even exist. However, such ads are designed to cause redirects to affiliate websites and generate web traffic for them.

Questions about HQPureV1.8 ads

Basically, clicking on HQPureV1.8 ads is going to end you up on suspicious third-party websites. Take note that such sites can be infectious, and you should not visit them or try to explore their content! If you have noticed these ads already, we recommend removing this program as soon as possible. You can do that with an anti-spyware software if you want. We recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner anti-spyware software. Removing this adware program might also help to increase your computer’s speed, as this computer parasite usually uses PC’s resources to load up the ads.

How did HQPureV1.8 hijack my PC?

This adware program is spread the same way like any other PUP. It is distributed as an attachment to other freeware programs. To avoid installing such attachments, you need to monitor the software’s installation process carefully whenever you download a new program to your computer. You should always read the relevant documents – Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Besides, you should set particular installation settings. Always opt for ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ installation method. This configuration expands the ‘Settings’ window. Then, deselect any suspicious proposals to install additional software.

If HQPureV1.8 PUP has already hijacked your computer, you might want to remove it. To learn how to do it manually, read the instructions on page 2.

What should you do in order to remove this PC intruder?

It is not surprising why so many computer users complain about the activity of adware programs – this type of software is extremely intrusive. If you want to remove HQPureV1.8 virus from your system, follow the removal guide that the 2-spyware support team has prepared. It can be found down below. Please, remember – be careful when you install new programs. A deliberate installation of new programs can help to prevent installing potentially unwanted software.

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To remove HQPureV1.8 ads, follow these steps:

Delete HQPureV1.8 from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall HQPureV1.8 and related programs
    Here, look for HQPureV1.8 or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of HQPureV1.8 from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for HQPureV1.8 or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate HQPureV1.8 from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for HQPureV1.8 and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete HQPureV1.8 removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove HQPureV1.8 ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, HQPureV1.8 should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall HQPureV1.8 from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select HQPureV1.8 and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete HQPureV1.8 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase HQPureV1.8 from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select HQPureV1.8 and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete HQPureV1.8 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete HQPureV1.8 from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for HQPureV1.8 or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete HQPureV1.8 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. marcus says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:47 am

    HQPureV1.8 ads failed to help me to save money!
    All it did was messed up my computer.
    I wnna get rid of it!!!!

  2. Evelyne91 says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:48 am

    did you manage to get rid of it? I just removed it. Used the manual removal method, hope I wont see any signs of HQPureV1.8 anymore…

  3. 1direction says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:48 am

    HQPureV1.8 is MALWARE

  4. Angela1989 says:
    January 21st, 2016 at 10:49 am

    redirected me to porn website. wow. no thanks

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