How to remove the pps-qq-19 virus

Most antivirus programs identify pps-qq-19.exe as malware—for instance McAfee identifies it as Artemis!D34FA9FBA62B, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Hidebaid.A or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Mytonel.A.

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Pps-qq-19.exe file information

The process known as pps-qq-19.exe appears to belong to software AppHelper by unknown.

Description: Pps-qq-19.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pps-qq-19.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,485,184 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,445,888 bytes or 3,505,152 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with AppHelper come up, you may also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If pps-qq-19.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 94% dangerous. The file size is 3,689,472 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,388,544 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The pps-qq-19.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: You should check the pps-qq-19.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving pps-qq-19 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active pps-qq-19 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the pps-qq-19.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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