How to Remove “driverquery.exe”

What is driverquery.exe?

driverquery.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Driver Query. It belongs to Summary Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as driverquery.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with driverquery.exe 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 driverquery.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove driverquery.exe 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 driverquery.exe 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 driverquery.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 November 2011 at 8:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Oracle Corporation Executable 53bdb83b74a62ce8
d93437d3c51c5aba
b204a6a8
5fc0110bcb9b2a63
80759d1910119150
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.1.9.4 2.1.9.4 France N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 36c347e57b3edb4a
4c5df23413f9d84f
cf4a8aa2
1d676ae26ac632e7
c543fb9d41f4de13
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 53351aea0eacd772
8b690312d7a25460
c1e7a023
8cdea89d4af5c62a
aca56a6dd3c5b00a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.L
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Poland N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d5756c89543f568d
e460a53a7f7ed2e3
d6516aaa
d8552f76ca5ebc8c
9ec94cfb6c31ff21
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2010 at 3:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4f831a1f17d41c78
9ae3d9ef69889680
2e1bd71c
c3bb5a0c1c719fe4
f2de0ca501b54962
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.115/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 113bb7de9fd4648b
d9cca5494bdd7832
be26fc50
647a13c69535294a
9e7c106dfa58c760
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 27e5fbfa2d7c0748
482d982f8012a2ef
f1696127
97876536a1ef9931
91adf35cbc71fd48
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.117/32
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 6c8d79f4a40c6ca0
eeeea9b7a2574724
5f6701dd
3756a1de8ad41d99
aaf5bbb2e8301245
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation
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