How to Remove “Qhi.exe”

Originally developed by  Intuit Inc, qhi.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Intuit product. It is an important component of Microsoft Narrator application and is located in c:\windows\system32\drivers\ by default.

Qhi.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after qhi.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with qhi.exe malware?

If your system is affected by qhi.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • qhi.exe 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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove qhi.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove qhi.exe 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-rch 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 make sure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. 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.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 10:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Intuit Executable 501655d498a922ba
8823a54108b6c00d
e2765c8f
336e393e23100550
78a9024af353d95c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.0.0.120 6.0.0.120 Canada N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Intuit Inc. Executable 0591912590a66e08
4dda31c19879acf1
2db5e452
828a9f94492a3ae0
534feaa0d8d0d7bb
No 25.1.8.5 25.1.8.5 Internal Submission
2 Intuit Inc. Executable a125daab32b51c3b
7f14b0a75ed9fdb4
9130e59c
97a445d626f9d714
c6c5028ebfde7a75
Yes 20.1.1.24 20.1.1.24 10.224.1.22/32
3 Intuit Inc. Executable 42b39650f1083130
0c596bb3bc621cb2
585c0e80
391ceebca6edca4b
b39c42a45e3bbef4
No 24.1.1.11 24.1.1.11 Internal Submission
4 Intuit Inc. Executable 681792637e955788
1100230b8fd9426c
8ce54aee
c598a53f974eb476
cb841e4d4f06c419
Yes 19.1.3.19 19.1.3.19 United States
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