How to Remove MSIQL.EXE Virus

I wrote this article to help you remove MSIQL.EXE. This MSIQL.EXE removal guide works for all Windows versions.

MSIQL.EXE is a nasty and deceptive cyber threat. A PUP (potentially unwanted program), to be exact. PUPs are incredibly annoying but they are also harmful. Keeping MSIQL.EXE in your system will lead to nothing but troubles. As soon as you notice it, start looking for its hiding spot and when you find it, delete it right away. Otherwise, you are giving this PUP the opportunity to completely wreck your system and make your browsing experience impossible to enjoy. The sooner it`s gone, the better.

Once, MSIQL.EXE settles in your system, the problems start pouting. It messes with you settings, altering them behind your back. You open your browser one day to find that nothing is the same. First of all, you are being constantly interrupted by countless irritating commercials. They are covering your whole screen each time you open a new tab or try loading a page. Always there always blinking and popping, the ads are prompting you to click on them. Second, aside from the ads, which are now your constant online companion, you are often redirected to pages you have never seen before and which look, above all, shady. This is how your browsing experience changes and not for the better. You are not in control anymore and cannot surf the web normally.

All the interruptions are driving you mad and you are unable to get any work done. But all of this is not only annoying. It also poses malware risk. Take the ads, for instance. Each one conceals more malware threats. And if you click on it, you agree with this malware to infect you. Simple as that. In doesn’t matter if you click by accident or on purpose. The click equals consent. Only with a couple of clicks, you can flood your already infected machine with parasites. After that, it won`t be long until your machine breaks down completely. It is already affected by this PUP. Due to its interruptions, your PC underperforms. Its speed slows down to a crawl. Your system crashes on regular basis. You experience lagging, freezes, etc. But this is not all. The biggest risk you are taking by not deleting MSIQL.EXE involves your privacy.

Yes, the PUP`s presence means that your private life is no longer private. MSIQL.EXE spies on you from the second it got it. It monitors your every online more and gathers information. Your IPs, email addresses, accounts, usernames, passwords, browsing-related information, like results, queries, etc. All of this is the cataloged by the PUP. It keeps on collecting until it deems it has enough and then, it hands over everything to its crooks. Some stranger who can do with your personal data whatever they want. They won`t think twice before they sell it to third parties. And even if they don’t sell it, they will use it themselves.

Either way, this won`t end well for you. Don’t let it go that far. Act now. Clear your machine of this plague. To get rid of the PUP manually, use our detailed removal guide below. All you have to do is to follow the steps in the exact order. Don’t waste more time. Every second you grand MSIQL.EXE on your PC it will use to damage it. There is no second opinion. MSIQL.EXE has to go.

You may also wonder how it got in. Well, these infections cannot enter without your permission so they need to ask you for it. However, they don’t do that straightforward as it is pretty clear you will say “no”. Instead, they turn to the old but gold means of infiltration to trick you into giving them your approval. Like freeware, spam emails, fake updates, compromised links/pages/torrents, malicious ads, etc.

The methods are many but none of them is good enough to help the PUP if it doesn’t get what it needs the most. Your carelessness. If you are negligent, each one of the above-mentioned tactics will fool you into giving MSIQL.EXE green light. But if you are a little more vigilant, you will be able to prevent the infection which is the better and easier option. Infections pay on your negligence. Don’t prove it. Keep yourself and your privacy safe.


STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove MSIQL.EXE from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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