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: 16 June 2018 at 1:41 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ccfbe3da611a9618
d70d8bea19522c78
cd986339
f2b4b22b384e9719
fa897ea5274819b0
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHM
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.25.40/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable f4047f2459386646
67240e0d63c67d05
6c8a80cc
e6b7430e21c9935f
720780a06dfefa9e
Application.
Win32.ICLoad
er.GHG
Yes 1.5.0.4 1.5.0.4 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable a1b1785d1b310703
0705afc35c112b4c
3eb70ee4
938fc86b8d67ce9b
f24c1be11b6d5b66
Application.
Win32.Prepsc
ram.RQ
No N/A N/A 103.70.131.78/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable d4ae1da35e984003
adc9c743791a7bfa
6ffb5e76
084c1e8af365223e
b8d2158a33f468d3
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 3.2.1098.4
3
3.2.1098.4
3
10.224.25.40/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 September 2018 at 6:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5982b3be4d6dfcbb
4c96979623125d06
eabc0a5c
20ffe2374be882a7
d4150653b301d5d3
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
2 Saxonica Executable ee7de48a40f46cd1
fb3a53d4c516190d
470decb7
d439ba1bd75b82a5
ac0bdb697a5d4968
No 9.8.0.14 9.8.0.14 10.108.51.148/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4162c67f256226ee
d8473a5164cf6695
9a8c91ea
ffb192903076a0ef
5a18e12543903a52
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
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