How to uninstall (remove) Tencent QQ

What is Tencent QQ?

Tencent QQ is an adware that misleads the users by presenting itself as an instant message service. Instead of providing the functions that it suggests, Tencent QQ gets installed as a browser extension and generates a great amount of advertisement. It is supported by third parties that collect your personal data for showing the products relevant to your last inquiries. As it not only displays the commercials, but also affects the system by slowing its performance, it’s important to remove Tencent QQ as quickly as possible.

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How Tencent QQ gets on your PC?

Though Tencent QQ has an official website, more commonly it gets into the system without user’s will and concern. The most common means of its distribution is bundling it with other software. So, the easiest way of getting Tencent QQ is a blind installation of freeware. To avoid it make sure that you carefully look through the installation process and do not check the boxes with unknown and suspicious programs.

How to remove Tencent QQ from your computer?

To uninstall Tencent QQ remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Tencent QQ in their database. Please, use them to remove Tencent QQ.

Recommended Solution:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Tencent QQ.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

Alternative Solutions:

AdwCleaner – fully removes all instances of Tencent QQ – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download AdwCleaner

 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Tencent QQ – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Tencent QQ manually.

Step 1: Remove Tencent QQ from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Tencent QQ.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Tencent QQ and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Tencent QQ, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Tencent QQ and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Tencent QQ from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Tencent QQ from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Tencent QQ.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Tencent QQ.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Tencent QQ.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Tencent QQ:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

TencentQQ.dll
TAOFrame.exe
QQGwp.exe
tencentdl.exe

Remove following folders

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Tencent\
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Tencent\
C:\Program Files\Tencent\QQPhoneManager\
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Tencent\QQPcMgr\
C:\ProgramData\Tencent\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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13 Comments

    • there is no uninst cause its designed that way,system restore helps too(starts-search-system restore pick a day before all those annoying ads started to pop up than click next),just after that at search

      • This has helped me. Star in safe mode choose system restore and the date before you got tencent. Then use Adware removal it can work.

  1. the adware couldn’t delete the program
    also I couldn’t delete it from control panel cause it says that I don’t have permission to uninstall (or something like that)
    please help

  2. This method does NOT remove TenCent; neither can you uninstall it from Programs, or delete it either manually or through the Command Prompt, even with Administartor Privileges…

  3. I am fascing same here… i solve it by…. CCleaner by fix problems, and Malvare byte to clear all virus and last is Gili soft to block tecent and all other exe…. its superbbbbbbb

  4. I tried to remove it using Revo Uninstaller but did not work. Wasn’t listed in Control Panel>programs. I tried deleting the folder and its files. Some were deleted but not all. I did not have the uninstall icon anymore. Was unable to shut the program through Task Manager (was always running in the background). I just used ADWCLEANER and it found those files, then I downloaded AVG PC CLEANUP (to remove register keys and leftovers files) and rebooted PC and voila! The Tencent is gone! The folder is gone from my program files and when I check in my Task Manager, the chinese program is also gone. (I’m using W8). I think I got this Tencent while getting YAC program which I actually liked but I removed the YAC with Revo unstaller first then read this article and used adwcleaner + AVG PC Cleanup. Been a though one to get rid of. Thank you for this article.

  5. Boot pc in safe mode and go to prog files(x86) and find tencent qq , there you will find uninst.exe just remove it and clear the temp files (%temp%)
    Reboot pc Normally (msconfig) uncheck safemode.

  6. Very easy to remove this cancer tencent QQ, first of all try to use malwarebytes pro (i use that) then when all threat suspect found just quarantine them all then reboot your computer, next go to safe mode press F5 or F8 then go find tencent and start delete every file that you can delete, i know it still can’t delete tencentqq but with deleting some of their files this tencent couldnt get work..go to regedit and find all related to tencent and remove them all…then rename those tencent directory to whatever you want (i rename it to diesucker)..you can find tencent in program files x86 and some user profiles folder, then reboot again and you can see those tencet is dying and not operating..that’s the time you can finish him by deleting those tencent directory that you already rename it….BYE YOU Tencent COCKSUCKER !!!

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