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 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
2 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
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 720eb42b2ffe8a93
207bd22107b072ac
4b8ccbfa
d07d1c90e492b98b
b8a92687332e544a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Bulgaria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 1:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6e8aae008f8cc7a4
4903e234c97a1d6a
afd1316b
f3ef23be124107d2
27028bf07fb388b7
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0d7e5771bab0d8a7
df07c0cbdeebcef7
44113859
a8c867371d7923de
74e35eb01e01b258
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
Taiwan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ca4e82411fddc819
1741db9f03d016cb
b60a7f7c
dd84bb924adb943e
177368a225a7f69d
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.116/32
4 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
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