How to Remove “sqlsqm.exe”

What is sqlsqm.exe?

sqlsqm.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as SQL Server Software Quality Metrics. It belongs to Microsoft SQL Server 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 them as sqlsqm.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with sqlsqm.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 sqlsqm.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • sqlsqm.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 sqlsqm.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 sqlsqm.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing sqlsqm.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: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, 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 sqlsqm.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 August 2011 at 9:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e8df363a4ac5ead7
303d4fd7deaf3401
79e8b903
5fa267a0783eec39
b3e8b8d477cc13d1
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 November 2008 at 1:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97b550c1848dfe27
909d5c3b3deb1708
95b45699
a8527c5b971db2bd
257023a2e616717c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.108.51.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97b550c1848dfe27
909d5c3b3deb1708
95b45699
a8527c5b971db2bd
257023a2e616717c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.100.19.19/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97b550c1848dfe27
909d5c3b3deb1708
95b45699
a8527c5b971db2bd
257023a2e616717c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97b550c1848dfe27
909d5c3b3deb1708
95b45699
a8527c5b971db2bd
257023a2e616717c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
United Kingdom
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