How to Remove “qwinsta.exe”

What is qwinsta.exe?

qwinsta.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Query Session Utility. It belongs to product Microsoft Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as qwinsta.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with qwinsta.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with qwinsta.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • qwinsta.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible qwinsta.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Winsows, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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Step 4: Restart your PC.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 December 2011 at 5:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3531e599af935dad
986b5421266cf79e
a6cd5495
a1f787473283db3d
950db19d00cda152
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Turkey N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8482ce4a9dd5b097
83261a3538ae2315
4d3d427f
335392d8478bcc9b
0fe480cc05c4f98b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Egypt N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3c9308995b19ce27
d27062b6a9392d1f
1687a73f
9bc9d756eebabb17
faaf48dd48352b6f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Europe N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 88a56a2b468934fb
af5e034c70978f10
c2724e6b
cd1c40b0e34ba1f5
d67e1459e43b44d0
Virus.Win32.
Golem.a0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 3:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3c130d32fea6e742
8385831ff5ac9195
c39cbae5
0bdcb4b628a8c13d
1fb2367fc1b7aee6
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e04ad011dd8346a
89364ee78d31a07d
144f7070
a160480742a756ac
780d6b8bdd55d19d
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 52dd6dc2ae2439ec
b4ad3a5a8b0040d1
fd1aeec1
5aa02ab0623b5733
2a7af6cb73a9011c
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 908dd0b74cdb4cfb
e9a0491e28cc7254
3965ee22
a12a83f63a3b66ba
922b4389b5386aa5
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
United States
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