How to Remove “proquota.exe”

Originally developed by  Microsoft Corporation, proquota.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Windows Operating System. It is popularly known as ProQuota and is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by proquota.exe malware, you will notice one of many of the following symptoms:

  • proquota.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser(s) is bombarded with annoying ad popups
  • 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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove proquota.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-rch 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 make sure 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: 20 October 2011 at 9:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 851a5d47e5ee9348
8ffe04c28764ccb7
38cfcb01
2258c85e2d1b9e1f
b05d719f0284205e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Australia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4ce2619177070ad
45bf30a2e604280c
136bdd69
7465523c708895db
fac4f38261b49bc8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Vietnam N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4406806f9b3bfcb6
901c196f19b6ffd7
c63dca2e
0200cc5f62d0fa87
15b204b9f3c201d5
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.isn
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Canada N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f136ae141198eb41
7b92c8ad31cf44ff
9c93b0a4
6de19e9e27b41e84
95f393c701fae81b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
103.52.14.124/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 November 2010 at 10:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 9cdcae8da7893341
9160f754403692d6
6fc56020
c6811a5f3dbb6985
3fa4d58f070056b3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9fab55b47e989d56
337378d7b59cc35f
a98dd680
124d69f2ed52bc41
9cc8fbdd1a25c1cd
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Turkey
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 604a38f044d416ec
57a5fc41c5177ed3
4d1e3ae0
376b99aee3dd9ae4
66b35b38e9302fa1
No 4.00 4.00 198.20.167.84/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1ecb52a2a7525827
a5d7068ded22aa5a
a102e1a9
8c6e3d1a32555094
dea9d47b30f18586
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
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