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Remove HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 Ads

Hello readers. Hope you are doing ok. Did you just spot something called HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 on your system? HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 appears to be a variant of CrossRider that I’ve written about before. If the HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 adware is installed on your machine, you will notice ads labeled Visual Search Results and Powered by HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 in Google’s search results. I’ll show how to remove HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.

powered by HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11

Here it is in Firefox’ add-on menu:

HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 firefox add-on

HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 is distributed by a tactic called bundling. Bundling means that a piece of software is included in other software’s installers. When I first found HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11, it was bundled with a piece of software called FastPlayer.

Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.

When I find some new bundled software I always upload it to VirusTotal to verify if the anti-malware software there detect anything suspicious. The detection rate is 7/54. Some of the detection names for HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 are Trojan.NSIS.GoogUpdate.dt, PUP.Optional.HQVideo.A and Crossrider (fs). The files are signed by “Radon Battery Technologies“.


Removing HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 is pretty easy with FreeFixer. The screen capture that should help you along the way: You might have to restart your machine to complete the removal. HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 remove

Hope that helped you to figure out how to do the removal.

Any idea how HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.11 was installed on your computer? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thanks!

Hope you found this useful and thanks you for reading.

Update 2014-11-04: Today another variant was released called HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV03.11. I guess we will see more variants where just the version number is increased:

  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV04.11 (Yeah, found 5th Nov 2014)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV05.11 (Found on the 6th of November)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV06.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV07.11 (Found 13th of November)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV08.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV09.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV10.11 (Found 13th of November)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV11.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV12.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV13.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV14.11 (Found 15th of Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV15.11 (Found 16th of Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV16.11 (Found 16th Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV17.11 (Found 17th Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV18.11 (Found 19th Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV19.11 (Found 20th Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV20.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV21.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV22.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV23.11 (Found 23 Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV24.11 (Found 24 Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV25.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV26.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV27.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV28.11 (Found 28 Nov)
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV29.11
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV30.11

Update 2014-11-13: Now the files are signed by Space Battleship Creative. They seems to be located in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Space Battleship Creative


Update 2014-11-19: Now the files are signed by Winston Project:

Winston Project


Update 2014-12-02: New naming convention:

  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV01.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV02.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV03.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV04.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV05.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV06.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV07.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV08.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV09.12
  • (Found 9 Dec 2014)

  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV10.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV11.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV12.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV13.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV14.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV15.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV16.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV17.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV18.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV19.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV20.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV21.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV22.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV23.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV24.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV25.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV26.12
  • HQ-Video-Pro-2.1cV27.12