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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 January 2012 at 6:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2d1ac1f27ba9e04d
53f53c1f8f13e5b9
7ac0eb78
a85f8f18942907f6
522847da71437211
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 5.1.2600.1
860
(xpsp2.060
621-0020)
5.1.2600.1
860
United States N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2c0d7e495cb2ed12
a15f745c63d251c1
5f5dc7eb
9fcf5eeae8987faf
d5761f99a8012ae4
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.S
M
No 5.1.2600.5
847
(xpsp_sp3_
qfe.090717
-1432)
5.1.2600.5
847
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 April 2009 at 10:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 514209a1d01c4556
4d765a6b59f63e33
f3b710bd
386003e84a631685
c3d0fadc3361d213
No 02.06.6000
.5414
(winmain(w
mbla).0611
21-1437)
02.06.6000
.5414
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 05f3533a990eced0
d66e6e30e1a34161
e4458b5d
40ddd6b1958ac234
3edfdd0ae9d8b56a
Yes 14.0.4999.
1048
14.0.4999.
1048
10.108.51.216/32
3 N/A Executable 5bae0ca55588682a
3b6af58481da33aa
5ac03cf3
17904c28c18d6752
8c51575b705d39ff
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a760faf0215588f3
1ff5f37f79032e9f
35d1c71d
b52e1cb2907d237c
40d3fd0b7d64cda9
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Spain
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