What is Tencent QQ
Tencent QQ is not a virus or malware, but can be classified as an unwanted application, because it uses “bundled downloads” to distribute itself. Article is written after multiple request from our visitors. In this article, we will show, how to uninstall Tencent QQ from different versions of Windows.
Tencent QQ by Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited is chat software that originates in China. There is nothing malicious in its activity. Main issues with Tencent QQ are: it installs with Chinese interface and sets on Startup of Windows. Users cannot determine what buttons to click to follow the uninstallation process. Sometimes users cannot find Tencent QQ in the list of installed programs. In this article, we will show how to remove Tencent QQ from a computer.
How Tencent QQ infected your PC
Tencent QQ spreads through free downloads. Tencent QQ or Tencent PC Manager are offered as additional download when users install utilities like media players, downloaders, converters. It is advertised as great chat software or helpful PC optimization tool. Users have to decline offers to avoid software installation. Sometimes it looks like “Decline” button, sometimes you need to uncheck certain check-box. Use anti-malware software like SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes Anti-malware to prevent bundled installations.
Download Tencent QQ Removal Tool for Windows
To remove Tencent QQ from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Tencent QQ and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Alternative Removal Tool
To remove Tencent QQ from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Tencent QQ and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.
Remove Tencent QQ manually for free
Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Tencent QQ removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Tencent QQ installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Tencent QQ from Control Panel
To start removing Tencent QQ you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Tencent QQ from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Tencent QQ.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Tencent QQ from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Tencent QQ and click Uninstall.
Remove Tencent QQ from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that, click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Tencent QQ, click Uninstall.
Remove Tencent QQ from Windows 10:
There are 2 ways to uninstall Tencent QQ from Windows 10
- Click on the Start button.
- In opened menu, choose Settings.
- Click on the System tile.
- Click Apps & features and locate Tencent QQ in the list.
- Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
- Right-click on the Start button.
- In opened menu, choose Programs and Features.
- Locate Tencent QQ in the list.
- Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.
Cannot uninstall Tencent QQ
In some cases, Tencent QQ won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Tencent QQ. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Tencent QQ folder and files. This happens, because file QQ.exe or service txupd.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Tencent QQ in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode, do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting, press F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Tencent QQ
Tencent QQ files:
Tencent QQ folders:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tencent\QQPCMgr
How to block ads and pop-ups offering to download Tencent QQ
As Tencent QQ is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix Windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid installation of Tencent QQ is to block such ads in browsers. There are a couple of programs that have such functions. We recommend you to use AdGuard to remove ads by Tencent QQ from browsers. Download free trial here: