How to Remove “aequeue.exe”

What is aequeue.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, aequeue.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Application Performance Explorer Job Manager and it belongs to Application Performance Explorer Job Manager. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • aequeue.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 aequeue.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove aequeue.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: 28 April 2009 at 4:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 786ad2681809377a
0b178b4bf7f4029d
14c7b765
dea6e8018d0056c2
bb7ebb98b1dad462
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 15be77c21430f306
19a429e1e8c90280
4196b894
19ad8ae863644908
dcb12be39e658f5d
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Bangladesh N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0ec6d280ec259364
697b8abf35bbf3b1
8dc1b32d
487e869571c4c50d
f2ce6cc0030bd680
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Israel N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e39799a52ea50424
6f71b7958fa8db16
ebee414b
252b4955b248e11f
c5ecba8da8d606ba
Virus.Win32.
Virut.n
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 August 2008 at 8:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c38ce47f624e26c9
28a2c4e1b2fff89c
797a0cfc
45ba48142eae39fe
d72b856a455eed8f
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 06f5ddd976334921
4cd86b00d259a255
fc3aab90
40c6b1553b3efca3
e578dbf00aa47fb0
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 France
3 Microsoft Executable 08321f9593009f4c
6e0b726c18e07d8d
47f79e42
N/A No 1.00.3609 1.00.3609 Egypt
4 N/A Executable 396513a39ce3ef2f
5dae4f71da612a7a
08be8830
bd95c2dbeb05bf3f
b532ee0f9e447eed
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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