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!

47

Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2018 at 3:00 pm
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 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
4 N/A Executable 1d91c1842357528e
92df7f5c3476d815
9cf84462
decceae7942895f4
5beb722b9b011580
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
6

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 Saxonica Executable e80093546dfd9f91
9c7107ca5e525bdd
0eec0f83
8b335f02984a9420
b4f0e7ea4eb14874
No 9.9.1.1 9.9.1.1 10.108.22.205/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5982b3be4d6dfcbb
4c96979623125d06
eabc0a5c
20ffe2374be882a7
d4150653b301d5d3
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
3 Saxonica Executable ee7de48a40f46cd1
fb3a53d4c516190d
470decb7
d439ba1bd75b82a5
ac0bdb697a5d4968
No 9.8.0.14 9.8.0.14 10.108.51.148/32
4 Saxonica Executable d816d329419c85c4
11e6430fb20a8792
0a4ef6ae
56dbb88c1f41ffb3
c8e1c3ab03887028
No 9.8.0.15 9.8.0.15 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Antivirus Protection protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security