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: 15 June 2018 at 11:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 1710812a13eabf21
5ea1273b798662c5
6f233d8b
e6347761fb7b8295
72c80774474e12f8
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHN
Yes 28,0,0,161 28,0,0,161 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 12a0e751d82a5dbe
03ed8fc32ffaad56
fad1237a
e65f53d25757fe48
ecb369a1e5e1cb9c
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHS
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 6408922bf080a72e
effdf16158a4545f
8ff9cf69
00811e89a8a73675
76b3b3e6fcbf39a7
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHS
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
4 Piriform Ltd Executable c66225856999ec83
a7df1cad8044e1c8
1d241ac2
498c9b0fd30e0f37
3ad15007d37f5d35
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHW
Yes 5, 32, 00,
6129
5, 32, 00,
6129
United States N/A
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