How to remove the sstqp virus

Most antivirus programs identify sstqp.dll as malware.

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Sstqp.dll file information

The process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: Sstqp.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sstqp.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 334,336 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 243,296 bytes, 327,168 bytes, 314,864 bytes or 299,008 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include B151BC1B-CAFB-491B-9FB9-E889405A78FF or 42310CF8-F05F-444C-8071-6BE1616D686B or 6 more variants. The application has no file description. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Sstqp.dll is not a Windows core file. The sstqp.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Sstqp.dll is able to monitor web browsers. sstqp.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sstqp.dll related errors

Important: You should check the sstqp.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If sstqp.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

is a TROJAN, AND KILLS IE7 with PRO addon
I tried several tools including Spybot but the sile is so hooked in, you can't delete it. Fortunately, I found an easy way to remove it. Boot from your XP CD and go into the recovery console. Delete the file. Take out your CD and reboot as normal.
  Ken Ogden  

Summary: Average user rating of sstqp.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think sstqp.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving sstqp issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active sstqp process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the sstqp.dll 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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