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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7021f0cb72608c3b
32013528bd40f133
51f0a515
27f1ad90fe6f0ee5
2bda18c5f5c3a36e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
31.9.135.244/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 652021c68cb443dc
b25169622dda0732
ef26d241
120be2a68d159ecc
3b9c465346854260
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
3 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
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: 28 December 2011 at 3:50 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 07edfa39c91ac042
fa5027cf58717034
4883bbe9
034fbba9b181e264
633de8c7b4a2a0fb
No 10.0.17758
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17758
.1
China
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f77b63fdf85d2b06
3bd8dfe77155bd26
15352eea
a05c8b7c6167c9a5
fecbf1c8129fcbe9
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1c3cdd1abb3a3d30
b87d5b703dfbd372
9d382902
e160dcac202c7b4e
5cf5e00195575a3e
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
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