How to remove QQIME.EXE from the computer and browsers

QQIME.EXE is a common representative of adware family. It is annoying, useless and consumes system resources without doing anything. This program shows you ads in browser and on the desktop, in forms of banners, pop-ups and links. Also it makes your PC work slower than usual, overwhelming it with other forms of adware and malware. This program is not the one to keep on your computer, and this article will help you to get rid of it, if you already let it in.

First of all, you should understand how QQIME.EXE got into the system, and protect yourself from this way of penetration. QQIME.EXE, as most of other advertising programs, uses the most effective method of penetration that is called bundled installation. This method has many advantages over others, and the most significant of them are that it doesn’t need to be maintained and it is absolutely legal. The first item means that you don’t need to continuously do something to make adware spread. Scammers just do their job once, putting the adware bundle on many file sharing websites, and after that users do everything by themselves. They search for the program, find and download it. Of course, with the program they receive few viruses or advertising tools. The second item should be understood literally, because QQIME.EXE is actually legal. The reason for this is that all functions of this adware are written down in EULA that is shown through the installation. If QQIME.EXE is installed in the system than you agreed with everything that is does.



There are two ways to protect your system from bundled installation:


  • The installation of decent anti-viral tool will solve the problem. You should pick the one that displays large pop-up when you’re trying to install something malicious, and follow its advices
  • If you don’t want to install any additional software then you should rely on your own attentiveness. Each program that you install should be downloaded from the official website, and during the installation of any program you should carefully watch over it, reading the terms and unchecking the suspicious checkboxes. Usually such checkboxes are “install the useless browser and make it default”, “install the browser toolbar and additional programs for improved web browsing” and other stuff like that.


Now it’s time to talk about what QQIME.EXE actually does on your PC and what is it for. QQIME.EXE is not useful for you in any meaning of this word. It won’t improve your browsing experience, won’t help to find new deals, discounts and sales. The only thing that QQIME.EXE can do is to make you completely sick of ads and pop-ups that will appear on each page and in each new tab. Each link that QQIME.EXE will show you is at least suspicious, so you should treat them accordingly. The bad thing about QQIME.EXE ads is that they can’t be properly avoided. You can’t just hide them or remove them from your screen, because each click initiates the referral to the advertised website, or the download of some program. The only way to get rid of these ads is to remove QQIME.EXE from your computer and scan it for other malicious programs.

As we said earlier, QQIME.EXE uses bundled installation method to penetrate your PC. This means that you have installed the adware bundle which contained at least three or four unwanted programs. If you haven’t noticed them yet – you should scan the system with a decent antiviral tool and remove them.

QQIME.EXE removal tool

There are two easy and effective ways to get rid of QQIME.EXE and all its adds. The first one is manual deletion and it consists of manual removal of an adware and all its components from your computer. After that you should clear the registry and reset the properties of browser shortcuts. These operations are easy for an experienced user, but if they aren’t familiar to you – you better pick another method. Automatic method means that all viruses and adware in the system will be removed in less than 15 minutes by decent anti-viral tool. We advise you to use Spyhunter antivirus to fix this issue, because it perfectly copes both with viruses and with advertising programs. Except that, it is fast, lightweight and its price is moderate, unlike its counterparts. If you’re interested in buying Spyhunter or want to download a trial version – just click the button below.


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QQIME.EXE removal guide



Step 1. Uninstall QQIME.EXE from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the QQIME.EXE, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select QQIME.EXE and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove QQIME.EXE from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the QQIME.EXE, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove QQIME.EXE from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete QQIME.EXE from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall QQIME.EXE from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select QQIME.EXE and press Disable

How to uninstall QQIME.EXE from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove QQIME.EXE from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete QQIME.EXE from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the QQIME.EXE, press Remove

How to uninstall QQIME.EXE from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete QQIME.EXE from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove QQIME.EXE from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete QQIME.EXE from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall QQIME.EXE from Safari. Step 2 How to remove QQIME.EXE from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose QQIME.EXE and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove QQIME.EXE from Opera. Step 1 How to delete QQIME.EXE from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall QQIME.EXE from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browsers




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after QQIME.EXE deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type QQIME.EXE in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'QQIME.EXE'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash



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