How to remove (uninstall) Iqpcap

This article contains all things you have to understand to forget about Iqpcap forever. We’ll clarify to you all things you must understand about it, which is its the means of infection, algorithms of deletion from both the OS and your browser and nature.


What is Iqpcap

If you need to eliminate this adware and other similar tools, you should realize their purpose and the basics of their operation. Their precise purpose is to display ads, and by displaying them to a victim and making him follow them, Iqpcap generates action on the webpages it tries to "boost". Many of the ads Iqpcap generates are completely fake and are created to make you visit the website, but a few of them have something for sale. It’s a bit of an overstatement to say goods, actually, as they’re rather “bads” if you catch our drift. The thing about Iqpcap’s banners is that they’re fake. If a webpage gets promoted via an advertising utility, this means that it is unable to use other, more effective and acceptable manners. It also means that the site is somehow unsuitable to be boosted in a legitimate manner. And how would anyone make customers pay for something like that? Right, by an annoying advertising practices, i.e., making hundreds of links emerge all over victims’ screens until they click on at least one of them.

Basically, is an undesired utility, created to cozen a customer out of his money. Naturally, it’s not plainly about your money, but more about putting you to work for Internet-criminals, following the links they give to you, and visiting dangerous sites. We will go deeper into it in today's article, and describe the thing in depth. In case you've already had your experience with Iqpcap and aware of how it functions - simply see the removal guide at the bottom of the page and uninstall Iqpcap from the device.


How Iqpcap infects the system

The processes of infection what you should understand, to defend your OS from Iqpcap. Almost always there's a single Trojan within the system, and it assists the other ones to get inside. Our aim now is to figure out how the dangerous utilities infect the brand new, shielded laptop. Unfortunately, you have the main role in this process. Here are three of the very effective methods to scam you into installing a dangerous utility:

  • Scam email. This technique is utilized not as often as the previous way, yet you can’t be overcautious with viruses. The trick is that from time to time you get weird letters from unidentified addresses. It could be just a mis-sent message, but in case such an email contains the files or links – you shouldn't click on it. Clicking such a link or opening a document will lead to the immediate setup of any sort of malware onto the computer, and it may be way worse than Iqpcap.
  • Straightforward installation. A lot of users download undesired utilities thinking that they are reputable, and the most effective way to beat this is to realize how unwanted utilities look like. In the majority of cases, they look like trusted utilities and pick the ones whose purposes aren’t clearly understandable. These are various browsing applications claiming to upgrade your browsing experience or assist you to find anything from the best sales to delicious offers. From time to time, swindlers use system optimization utilities and utilities for social networks. If you see one of these – we advise you to find lots of comments regarding it on independent portals prior to downloading it.
  • "Bundling". According to this technique, adware is united with some other utilities. All tools in the bundle are adware or viruses, except a single one that's really useful. In most cases, the useful utility is on the title so that the victim believed that he will get it, while all he gets is a bunch of adware. You should know that there is a point when you're installing a bundle when you can pick the advanced installation manner and reject the installation of advertisement tools. Trust us, you do not want to miss it. Just read the information in the menus during the installation, and keep clear of suspicious programs.

We hope that this guide helps you remember the algorithms of Iqpcap infection, and avoid it in the future.

How to remove Iqpcap from your PC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Iqpcap manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Iqpcap from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC


Now let's eliminate Iqpcap for good. We have defined to you every single thing you have to realize about it, so if you follow our tips, Iqpcap won’t ever be able to penetrate the OS. We have a single advice left to give: download an efficient antivirus. If you already have an antivirus – it’s really obvious that it's not doing good, since Iqpcap is in the machine currently. There’s one more thing regarding anti-viral utilities you need to understand: you should never switch them off. From time to time you get those weird pop-ups on the screen, suggesting to turn off an AV program as it detains from displaying some information. It’s only adware struggles to sneak into the workstation. It's wiser to keep the anti-viral utility always on guard and updated.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Iqpcap" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


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.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Iqpcap from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Iqpcap

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


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