How to Remove “qgrep.exe”

qgrep.exe  is a legitimate executable file developed by Google Inc. This process is known as Microsoft Quick Grep and it belongs to the software Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of qgrep.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by qgrep.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

Step 1: Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL
Step 2: Go to the process tab and right-click on the qgrep.exe file and open its location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32. then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.
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Step 7: If the system is infected with qgrep.exemalware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove qgrep.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 7:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 29f9d71926ece24c
cf2856ad5f161e73
dbef2423
8600823c5cdf304c
9baebfe9cdbf3e80
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A 105.104.161.205/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable aa301f20193b44dd
82d6be3a267a7f1c
8dc14276
b84ca270242b0431
a2d37bce24a10124
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.00.2134.
1
5.00.2134.
1
Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 6:17 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable afc058268475cbac
7c92241c2ff13d69
2a4a9c8a
86631df27e02cc35
6badf6fe42807f94
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c6d0c1ce26f549e4
bde5c3dd155af2b6
b335cdce
9bb1f39a07b4456f
01db7640259b3710
No 5.00.2134.
1
5.00.2134.
1
Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 18bc160ac64f2198
0b6c34d8399ce6c8
1af136ca
15e8a1819f2814e1
8d5cabdefc687c74
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable afc058268475cbac
7c92241c2ff13d69
2a4a9c8a
86631df27e02cc35
6badf6fe42807f94
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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