How to Remove “SQLMonitor.exe”

What is SQLMonitor.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, SQLMonitor.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Replication Monitor and it belongs to Microsoft SQL Server. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SQLMonitor.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove SQLMonitor.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-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.

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.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2011 at 3:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b52f63f84c65344
e2e9c032f50aa359
1f7e6498
c2aeb54829a99c03
802e19238e942367
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 10.50.1600
.1
((KJ_RTM).
100402-154
0 )
10.50.1600
.1
Zambia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0dc5bd7c6a7122cc
25c3a7e2e85f5b0b
520c4bc5
d1b6e71769bdccc9
d46957123d86b057
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 10.50.1600
.1
((KJ_RTM).
100402-154
0 )
10.50.1600
.1
South Africa N/A
3 N/A Executable 2b5ef8944dd706d6
a0fd6afcbc30e64d
887485f6
6e4f61541ae1192b
9948a4e800ac8336
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 3ba3a5fc1b11d96e
b8a3d5f1e90bcdae
cd8b730b
712fbd9c81740b09
df10fc06b35f3f83
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
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20

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 November 2008 at 3:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fc4665595c1738e6
d43e21b18ebabfac
b3ff0eae
43bf2a10c68fa699
612dbfdee1c652f4
Yes 10.0.1600.
22
((SQL_PreR
elease).08
0709-1414
)
10.0.1600.
22
Internal Submission
2 Quest Software, Inc. Executable 582b09f43f355cf1
65a99042ab0a8c6b
d0f8874c
2dc55f5e47c3d109
6911415d953aace3
Yes 2.5.0.1 N/A Israel
3 N/A Executable 82b31beca3e10e11
890ef0b6614f113d
052e7ac9
fe88efd21b0e0b96
5ba9bdfbb5fa1578
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable d42c2f4ef5d4851a
87943f9516e1ef52
6d81ec64
052f6ccd9b8f9306
676404070048198c
No N/A N/A Slovakia
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