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My goto after MBAM is ADWCleaner from bleepingcomputer.
However, you seem to have more than the standard PUPs so the re-install seems best, as you say, particularly as this is a 'setup-lite'.
The only time I recall seeing anything about hdqq software was related to a high definition cam. If you have or have had anything like that installed, it could be the culprit.
Yeah, I suggested that to you earlier, along with the ADWcleaner....
have you tried RKill?
- just in case it's a drive-by Trojan..
it's available at Bleeping Computer
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I have a quite old Microsoft Life Cam, and I don't think it's high def.
I'm skeered to go looking for that file now that I have a clean installation with Firefox and Office 365 for Business installed. But I guess I should.
Right, and ADWcleaner only found some stuff that may or may not be considered a drag on the computer. It didn't even find adware and I don't think it's supposed to look for spyware and malware, is it?
Once I got Malwarebytes installed, Mr. Bug, it found several Trojans and I told it to take care of 'em. But I'm not sure it really did; hence, the clean install.
Done! And "hdqq" is gone!
What's not good, though, is that even though Malwarebytes caught some trojans, and eliminated them, a second run of MBAM gave the PC a clean bill of health; however, "hdqq" was still there.
Yea, sometimes stronger medicine is needed! A re-install is REALLY strong medicine!
Thanks, TC, I guess I misunderstood. I'm good at that! I found it, though, and will run it regularly!
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