IQIYI (QIYI, PPS). How to remove

IQIYI Video (QIYI, PPS) is a chinese program. It serves for video watching and entertainment . Very often users do not know how to remove it, because everything is in chinese language. In this article you will find the guide about how to get rid of IQIYI Video. 

Harm from IQIYI

  1. Installs without permission.
  2. Modifies Windows firewall settings.

Components of IQIYI

Paths:

C:\Program Files\IQIYI Video\
C:\ProgramData\IQIYI Video\
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\QiYi\
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\ppslog\

IQIYI is also able to create folders on another disks, for example:

D:\Qiyi
D:\qycache
D:\Cache_QyClient

Processes:

QyBrowser.exe
QyClient.exe
QyFragment.exe
QyKernael.exe
QyPlayer.exe
QyUpdate.exe
QiyiService.exe
Qy_Plugin.exe
mDNSResponder.exe
AndroidService.exe

Shortcuts

  1. ?????
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\IQIYI Video\PStyle\QyClient.exe”
  2. ???PPS ??
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\IQIYI Video\LStyle\QyClient.exe” desktoprun
  3. PPS????
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\IQIYI Video\Common\QyGameClient\QyGameClient.exe” -starttype desktop
  4. ????
    http://v.iqiyi.com

How to uninstall IQIYI

Launch Programs and features and try to uninstall IQIYI:

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There may be several chinese programs. You should uninstall each of them:

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If it is absent in the list of installed software just proceed to the next paragraph.

Repeat the actions shown on the images:

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Now remove another chinese application:

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Perform the actions shown below:

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How to remove IQIYI using utilities

These steps would help greatly if the program is absent in Programs and features list.

1. AdwCleaner

As a rule AdwCleaner successfully removes IQIYI: (download and guide). All you need to do is to press Scan, then press Cleaning and reboot:

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2. HitmanPro

Clean the traces of malware: (the full guide is here)

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3. Anti-Malware

Download and install MBAM. Check the system and remove all found malware and PUP: (details)

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How to remove the remains of IQIYI manually

Delete folders:

C:\Program Files\IQIYI Video\
C:\ProgramData\IQIYI Video\
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\QiYi\
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\ppslog\

Look for the following folders on EVERY local disk and delete them:

D:\Qiyi
D:\qycache

Remove IQIYI shortcuts from the desktop

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PPS????
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Clean the registry from IQIYI traces:

Launch the registry editor:

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Search the registry for:

  • qiyi
  • pps

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and delete all values containing these key words:

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Press F3 to continue until you finish searching the whole registry.

If you think you have removed IQIYI from your system open Task Manager and check it for the processes listed. There should be none of them:

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