How to remove the pqlmq virus

Most antivirus programs identify pqlmq.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.IAAZ, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanProxy:Win32/Slenugga.A.

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Pqlmq.exe file information

At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which pqlmq.exe is associated.

Description: Pqlmq.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The pqlmq.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 39,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 50,176 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The pqlmq.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The pqlmq.exe file is not a Windows system file. Pqlmq.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. pqlmq.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify pqlmq.exe related errors

Important: You should check the pqlmq.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving pqlmq issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pqlmq process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pqlmq.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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