How to Remove “QUERY.DLL”

What is QUERY.DLL?

The file named QUERY.DLL is developed by Microsoft Corporation. The DLL file is used by the content index utility DLL. It is designed primarily for the Windows operating system and is part of the platform. The file is extremely safe because it is digitally verified by Microsoft and receives security updates. The threat level is 0.

QUERY.DLL is located in C:\windows\syswow64\query.dll. The total size of the file is found to be 72.5 kilobytes. The latest version of the program found is 10.0.1425.1000. The file is part of the Windows operating system and should never be removed as it could cause the entire platform to malfunction. It can only be replaced by reinstalling the OS.

Affected Platform: Windows 8, 10.
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with QUERY.DLL malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly.
If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the QUERY.DLL file and open its location.
If the file is located outside C:\windows\syswow64\query.dll., then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove QUERY.DLL  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove QUERY.DLL malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove QUERY.DLL  malware from your computer including all other malwares!
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 3:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
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Version
Product
Version
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1 N/A Executable 97c1f8530d951c8e
0dc18e4b64012ab3
018a1656
2d69b0cdc02ea91f
407ca935fe3a5389
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 5bae0ca55588682a
3b6af58481da33aa
5ac03cf3
17904c28c18d6752
8c51575b705d39ff
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 5bae0ca55588682a
3b6af58481da33aa
5ac03cf3
17904c28c18d6752
8c51575b705d39ff
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 35a2c3184f6be9cf
04950328806d6f1a
e45c10f0
2e915f0f9f6e437b
af34f9dc43818c77
No 5.1.2600.1
596
(xpsp2.040
919-1003)
5.1.2600.1
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