How to Remove “LMPQAPI.DLL”

What is LMPQAPI.DLL?

The file named LMPQAPI.DLL is developed by ShadowFlare software. The company associates the file with the MPQ API library and other programs developed by their team. It has not been digitally signed but is safe. The file was not part of any virus, malware or Trojan attack in the past according to scan reports. The threat level of the DLL is 1.

LMPQAPI.DLL is located in C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Local settings\temp\{random}.tmp\lmpqapi.dll. The total size of the file is 180 kilobytes. The latest version of the DLL found is 1.0.8.1. It is found to be a non-system process which if found to be slowing down the system should be removed. Windows operating system will continue to run as usual without problems.

Affected Platforms: Windows XP

How to determine if your computer is infected with LMPQAPI.DLL malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with LMPQAPI.DLL malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • LMPQAPI.DLL occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible LMPQAPI.DLL malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove LMPQAPI.DLL malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove LMPQAPI.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 23 September 2008 at 2:22 pm
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