How to Remove “qw.exe”


qw.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Quicken Launcher or Quicken Window. It belongs to software Quicken for Windows and was developed by Intuit Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as qw.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with qw.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • Qw.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • System is redirected to some strange websites 
  • System is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • System freezes quiet often
  • It invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private information

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with qw.exe malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the qw.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files then the system is not affected by qw.exe if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by qw.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing qw.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 Free Comodo 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.
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 November 2008 at 4:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 7d02c2fb6312859f
7263c473aaba68d7
6e1ed341
afd44b0190f23103
cf0f55e388a1c1ba
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable bd6f4f342e927715
b732d2abe55e842e
cd383f03
15901b76a55aca92
0ab701c35794d03e
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
3 Setup Executable 0b55e56a6add6b4d
d4ceff475a0018a2
03d02a5a
8300c91b40229b42
301aebc6d8859907
Application.
Win32.Agent.
~AVL
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 46143dbd4ba0ca97
ea9b62003b0f38a3
6ae1cb75
106e6f0e5bd77636
40d27503980fb446
Unclassified
Malware
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2009 at 2:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Intuit Inc. Executable d0b011a0e6f1dbc1
4a0f120c1fedc774
b4609885
95bdaf68c207c129
2c1da60d5c47b77c
Yes 22.1.12.7 22.1.12.7 United States
2 Lexware Executable 0bde0fcdfba49cad
25a97a8f0b2f6d2f
523d15dc
98f6fe9bfb9e2b09
ef234ab3494a16f6
No 012.000.00
0.005
012.000.00
0.005
Internal Submission
3 Intuit Inc. Executable a2788e51f246f479
1fe4873cb54d856f
9cca6981
0898c935c1278dea
d76943efe13a54c3
Yes 20.1.8.6 20.1.8.6 United States
4 N/A Executable b69bb131c446d31b
040afa9ec4b6ea9e
a0122c04
17328f62495cb07a
0f99d4a178304137
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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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