How to Remove “query.exe”

What is query.exe?

query.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as MultiUser Query Utility. It belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System for Windows and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as query.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with query.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • query.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

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

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the query.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with query.exe malware.

How to remove query.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing query.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Check on the “Do not detect new networks again” option when Comodo Internet Security internal firewall activates the network detection process.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 October 2011 at 8:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d5437550a72aabaa
2578c80a413c8557
0bb85acd
8a39a68f4d2ec165
726dd6a00ffdbab1
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 723ee9a1a5781475
bab0d20f70c12395
186c39d2
ab2eb8783ad8a840
84f3194d9f60bfa0
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
China N/A
3 N/A Executable 72100fc894949f4f
122fcb723765ed0d
f316d8dc
d751023ec4945d71
39e46095b43d0d92
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 854951c696ad63be
eaf8ed5e8e285a0e
e02e41d8
142336ad3582d23f
a2ed2abedb79ca9a
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.FWQ
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
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32

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 10:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2fcfae43856017fe
5f60861ded73a444
108ac556
0c7a070619a3cb27
5d340c6e2d798c1d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 43157044b9936443
afb3c3a3df97e832
a4f06555
4663dc45bb2b2a58
ba4833212bdbf49d
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.22/32
3 MicroSword Studio Executable 3b23d86e04ce6a68
833021dfbb5bc66a
4e14efb9
bf89d14693b43d2f
0d7570c7536bb444
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 43157044b9936443
afb3c3a3df97e832
a4f06555
4663dc45bb2b2a58
ba4833212bdbf49d
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
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