How to Remove “sqlagent.exe”

What is sqlagent.exe?

sqlagent.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft SQL Server Agent. It belongs to Microsoft Server, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as sqlagent.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • sqlagent.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 sqlagent.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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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 sqlagent.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 October 2011 at 8:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1aefc87e4277127b
25e3ad28dcb39516
4e052548
b12c3f272e4a151d
d30eb1fbe86c03a3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
760.00
8.00.760 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e3264edcce5d354a
30b8d645c503aba5
65eaa828
588b27c560d69400
e0630c8a01d7e7bf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Thailand N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ef2ab620d1227d7b
2190ba50db651b9d
9c01640d
92f2ac4d4dba5d58
41a87a4a60a10869
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fba82addb52395f0
85f735c98665f6e6
9d7bf70d
e63466968b8bba43
023b056ec29c3790
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 September 2008 at 6:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 51833eda51845f1c
4a224ccc1ed33184
7b716853
a687b5b326afcfcf
182c4931d1ff9771
Yes 2007.0100.
2531.00
((Katmai_P
CU_Main).0
90329-1015
)
10.0.2531.
0
10.224.1.59/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 56ddacd5efa32756
f686e7390bfad2c4
e01c38f4
4b4c6a36486cd5ce
4a9365b8415e7ec9
No 2000.02.08 7.00.839 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a62f2a891d10ad42
5f745ddcedd7da44
4c1e59c1
2dd337a687d010bd
e4723f4be862dede
No 2000.080.2
305.00
8.00.2305 10.224.1.29/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5d6932f672015f74
26912050a3bf741c
5a56d19d
7e827d7b654737f7
1b4571233a7d6f29
Yes 2015.0130.
1601.05
((SQL16_RT
M).160429-
2226)
13.0.1601.
5
India
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