How to Remove “HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL”

What is HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL?

The file named HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL is developed by an unknown developer. The DLL file is associated with no particular software of its. Due to lack of security updates and support from the developer, it is considered to be a threat. The file was not hijacked by malware or Trojan in the past. Scan reports confirmed it. The threat level is 3.

HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL is located in c:\windows\system32. The actual size of the DLL file or the latest version of the file is not known due to lack of records. The program is confirmed to be a non-system process and is not important for any file to run properly. If disabled, it will not have any negative consequences on the performance of Windows operating system.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL malware?

If your system is affected by HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove HPQD_PRJCTRL_QM_EL.DLL and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

  1. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 September 2009 at 4:54 am
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130.000.99
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130.000.99
9.000
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3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 915c734749297748
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130.000.99
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