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1.34.3.28 100.00%

HQ-Vpro-1.9v4

What is HQ-Vpro-v4?

This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 7.92 MB (8,300,052 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HQ-Vpro-v4.
utils.exe (b962b14c0206cbb28eb75801b0ca5fe3) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Trojan.Win32.VMDetector.E
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 HW32.CDB
ESET-NOD32 8.9675 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMDetector.E
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GE.257D314F
be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-2.exe (13000358a604c02b77fcebaedf9acec0) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.126 Adware/CrossRider.AD
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic5.ARQF
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9822 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HQPro.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!13000358A604
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!13000358A604
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 29402 Crossrider (fs)
HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-bho.dll (be46452e3efe25d1c612d917c4afb516) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.248 Adware/AgentCV.499560.2
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 MultiBundle.R
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.aai
Comodo Security 18359 ApplicUnwnt
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HQPro.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!BE46452E3EFE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BE46452E3EFE
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0412
VIPRE Antivirus 29718 Crossrider (fs)
HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-codedownloader.exe (78ec10aa8569051c9b32bfb3ed8855a9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9669 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!78EC10AA8569
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!78EC10AA8569
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 28196 Crossrider (fs)
be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-3.exe (882a88f6308149d3c133b3ba232cc813) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4959 W32.CrossRider.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 9669 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!882A88F63081
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!882A88F63081
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 28196 Crossrider (fs)
be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-5.exe (3e1d048c55b0893e271558add8f18afd) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9669 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!3E1D048C55B0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3E1D048C55B0
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 28196 Crossrider (fs)
be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-4.exe (933cc8ac0cd39fb7014efe859495b5a1) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9669 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!933CC8AC0CD3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!933CC8AC0CD3
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0410
VIPRE Antivirus 28196 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 68 all detections
HQ-Vpro-v4 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove HQ-Vpro-1.9v4.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HQ-Plus7
URL: crossrider.com/install/53172-hq-video-pro-1-9
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hq-vpro-1.9v4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HQ-Vpro-1.9v4\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 7.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HQ-Vpro-1.9v4

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\hq-vpro-1.9v4\utils.exe
MD5:b962b14c0206cbb28eb75801b0ca5fe3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-2.exe (by HQ-Plus7) - HQ-Vpro-1.9v4 (HQ-Vpro-1.9v4 exe)
  • (Malware detected) be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-3.exe (by HQ-Plus7)
  • (Malware detected) be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-5.exe
  • HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-bho.dll - HQ-Vpro-1.9v4 BHO
  • HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HQ-Vpro-1.9v4' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511311172} (CrossriderApp0053172).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HQ-Vpro-1.9v4-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-1.
  • be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-5.
  • be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-4.
  • be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-3.
  • be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named be697e90-fee0-4f1d-a3c5-7db0328283bf-2.

How do I remove HQ-Vpro-v4?

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Or, you can uninstall HQ-Vpro-v4 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HQ-Vpro-1.9v4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HQ-Vpro-v4.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HQ-Vpro-1.9v4 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 60.00%
Gateway 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 20.00%
Gateway P-6312 HSN 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 560 20.00%

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