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 1313bf3edddc2cfd
d0439df9bc6888a6
5bbba009
43a75a29b87e6fb6
61ba42dd96a5480b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Lao People's Democratic Republic N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c70075e2fc9caf07
1900eb8f1c18a4ac
0bc7b690
a6525ae9c5c41bdd
1438a491ee0752bb
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Vietnam N/A
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2190b6f1d5d1f98b
86f12a67d0931244
c204afca
62c238375d15d973
0288697ff16866c0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.34.10.238/32 N/A
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12

Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 November 2009 at 6:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9493469d72255157
93c489437d0f47d5
dc7884c1
7309d11bc2b7a2af
220b8a47b3a0fca4
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
10.224.1.115/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a3564982bf45cd8
0d1ab5609805aa7a
cb9d1e8f
30fe8e88593e4b2b
908d444ab5a0e162
No 10.0.10240
.16384
(th1.15070
9-1700)
10.0.10240
.16384
10.100.130.247/32
3 N/A Non-executable 08414725e90feda6
9b5aad91842cb091
a7fa1b2f
03338f4c469a7ce1
df0fd8e4a2e859cc
No N/A N/A 10.100.130.247/32
4 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
10.224.1.55/32
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