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Tencent QQ



Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Tencent PC Manager (Tencent QQPCMgr) is Chinese antivirus and a set of optimization utilities. Very wide spread due to distribution via bundling with freeware. Creates unwanted activity, by displaying pop-ups on Chinese language. Consumes system resources as it creates startup entry and activates antivirus monitors.

Tencent QQ intrusion method

Tencent QQ

Tencent QQ installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Tencent QQ). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Tencent QQ copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is SearchSquire*.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Tencent QQ and value SearchSquire*.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name SearchSquire*.exe or Tencent QQ. Also, it can create folder with name Tencent QQ under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Tencent QQ starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Tencent QQ immediately.

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How to remove Tencent QQ manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Tencent QQ, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Tencent QQ.

To get rid of Tencent QQ, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• acodec.dll
• audiodevice.dll
• bqqapplication.dll
• cameradll.dll
• capfilter.dll
• chatlib.dll
• cqqapplication.dll
• fsm.dll
• gamepublic.dll
• inplus.dll
• iphone.dll
• mfc42.dll
• muserapplication.dll
• newskin.dll
• parser.dll
• personaldesktop.dll
• qimage.dll
• qq.exe
• qqaddinmanager.dll
• qqallinone.dll
• qqavatar.dll
• qqbaseclassindll.dll
• qqbuserapplication.dll
• qqexternal.exe
• qqhelperindll.dll
• qqhook.dll
• qqmail.dll
• qqmainframe.dll
• qqmmsender.dll
• qqplugin.dll
• qqres.dll
• qqudpgetfilelib.dll
• qqzip.dll
• riched20.dll
• riched32.dll
• sharefiles.dll
• tbrowser.exe
• vcodec.dll
• vcodec2.dll
• videodevice.dll
• vphone.dll
• vqqallinone.dll
• vqqdvcapture.dll
• vqqset.dll
• chatdir.htm
• wait.htm
• qq.chm
• camera.mp3
• owave.mp3
• night.mp3
• heart.mp3
• kiss2.mp3
• popo.mp3
• bird.mp3
• face.ini
• {7f87247f-d163-4300-8ed1-16c20791492d}.ini
• example.ini
• vbscript.vbs
• run_app_16.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Tencent QQ Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\chat\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\dat\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\help\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\imscene\scene\beach\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\imscene\scene\night\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\imscene\scene\sea world\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\imscene\scene\spring\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\newface\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\skins\
• %programfiles%\tencent\qq\skins\flower language\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Tencent QQ Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Tencent QQ related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Tencent QQ entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Tencent QQ won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Tencent QQ Removal Tool.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Tencent QQ or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Tencent QQ

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Tencent QQ related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Tencent QQ extension from your browsers

Tencent QQ in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Tencent QQ. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with SpyHunter or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose Tencent QQ or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Tencent QQ removal use Tencent QQ Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Tencent QQ and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Tencent QQ removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate Tencent QQ.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Tencent QQ are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Tencent QQ.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Tencent QQ and SearchSquire*.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: desktop notification app not working

I am not receiving notification from my redmi 1s Xiaomi phone. I am not sure whether our the developers of Tencent's antivirus on redmi 1s phone. The antivirus blocks notifications on my phone. I have attached a snapshot for your reference.

Also other app "remote control via sms" also does work

Can you pls check the reasons for the same

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: android

Is it the same tencent that appears in sd card's of android phones as well. If so, why do is have subfolders named camera, watchdog, log and similar folders, what do they do and how can I get rid of them

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Tencent QQ

Oh my god, it won't come out. I accidentally downloaded their garbage EVERYTHING and it just won't come out of my computer. Please help me.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Tencent qq

Hi, i downloaded your application, but it requires a serial number? So the programm with which i could remove the tencent qq virus is not free of charge? What shall I do? Thanks, Kata

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Completely Unable to Delete Tencent

I was downloading a game, and little did I know, I downloaded in Tencent too. (It was in Chinese so I couldn't read anything) So, after wards, all of this Chinese stuff is appearing everywhere. I used IObit Uninstaller, and I ran Command Prompt and it said Access Denied. I really want to get rid of this -_____-

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: tenscent qq, mobile qq ,,security qq Removal

I wish to remove these three apps

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: I want to deinstall QQ from my computer, but I can't

One of my colleagues in China asked me too download QQ,a sort of MSN-messenger, for chatting. I always get pop-ups when I use my notebook now and hate this QQ, but don't know how to install it from my computer.

Attached I found the file, which looks like te uninstaller of QQ, but I can't open this file. Do you know why? How can I get rid of this annoying chat-service now? Please let me know!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: access

I stayed signed in. Cannot sign out and cannot remove until I sign out. My sign in page does not have the necessary options for use so I cannot even use qq. I don't have the pop down list that allows me to look at settings.. The last thing on my list is invisible. Please help. I would like to use qq, but I am concerned it has messed up my computer.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: I tried to install QQ international

I tried to install QQ international, but it says I can't because tencent QQ is running. I can't find tencent QQ to delete.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: QQ

I have deleted almost everything related to it that i can find, but the toolbar and other unwanted ads keep appearing & it doesn't allow me to delete it too. Im really fustrated.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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