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Windows 7: What is IQAGOA.EXE?

17 Apr 2011   #1
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What is IQAGOA.EXE?

Hi,

I'm just doing my usual thing today on my laptop and suddenly all these warnings started popping up from AVG (my AV) They keep asking me whether or not to let this EXE (see title) from having access to the internet. I let it but it still pops up. It's located in the Windows folder on the main hard-drive, but if I search "iqagoa.exe" in Google there's only TWO results, neither of which are related at all. What is it? Is it a virus? Can you see it in your Windows folder. If it makes any difference, it mainly popped up when I was using Photoshop. And yesterday I switched to MSE AV but then switched back to AVG as it was really slowing down my system... Any ideas?

Thanks.


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17 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dapizz View Post
Hi,

I'm just doing my usual thing today on my laptop and suddenly all these warnings started popping up from AVG (my AV) They keep asking me whether or not to let this EXE (see title) from having access to the internet. I let it but it still pops up. It's located in the Windows folder on the main hard-drive, but if I search "iqagoa.exe" in Google there's only TWO results, neither of which are related at all. What is it? Is it a virus? Can you see it in your Windows folder. If it makes any difference, it mainly popped up when I was using Photoshop. And yesterday I switched to MSE AV but then switched back to AVG as it was really slowing down my system... Any ideas?

Thanks.
I can find no reference to it on google so it may very well be malware. have you run a comprehensive AVG scan.?
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17 Apr 2011   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Deny the request!

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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19 Apr 2011   #4
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I had Malwarebytes before and it really slowed me down and didn't do what it was supposed to do. Also, it's paid. Anyway, AVG came up a few days later saying it had found a virus, and if it should move it to quarantine. It was IQAGOA.EXE so I said yes and it's fine. Surprising that it took so long for AVG to recognise it...
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19 Apr 2011   #5
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Also, as I only have a 30 day trial of AVG, can you recommend any other good free AVs? Or should I just get a paid one. I definitely prefer AVG from any others I've had..
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19 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The free version of MALWAREBYTES is an on-demand scanner. It runs and then exits. It can not slow anything down when it is not running.

AVG and some other anti-virus software only find malware when you try to activate it, or when you run a machine scan. Just having them resident will not automatically find malware.

I use this; http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus

The free personal version.

Regards....Mike Connor
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19 Apr 2011   #7
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Avast does seem to catch the eye.. FREE for the home even for the full version.
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19 Apr 2011   #8
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Deny the request!

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

Do as the lady says!!!!

Also the best free AV is MSE if your running W7.
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19 Apr 2011   #9
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Another vote for the lady's advice!!!
As you can't find the file using google its VERY highly likely to have been the result of a trojan.
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20 Apr 2011   #10
Dapizz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Deny the request!

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

Do as the lady says!!!!

Also the best free AV is MSE if your running W7.
Really? I had a while back and really was slowing me down. It also had the lowest rating according to Avast! I understand they want to make themselves look best but AVG were only third, I think.
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