How to Remove “SMARTUPD.EXE”

What is SMARTUPD.EXE?

SMARTUPD.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor. It belongs to Windows Operating system, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SMARTUPD.EXE with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SMARTUPD.EXE malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SMARTUPD.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SMARTUPD.EXE occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SMARTUPD.EXE malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SMARTUPD.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SMARTUPD.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 November 2010 at 4:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 567e99502ffa51f8
0a5f5e2a7604c03b
61dea49b
dd0890a3291d4e37
9f0957fa5bf7454e
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.Q
No 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 September 2008 at 1:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 798041e06f4832e1
cbd690ca0b2e9851
ced4968a
52a497b4e0b7de98
6728a0cccee8efa8
No 4.00.950 4.00.950 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7a168f4a4d576348
e7b7bbfb454ba4bc
93c50df1
N/A No 4.00.950 4.00.950 Vietnam
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 798041e06f4832e1
cbd690ca0b2e9851
ced4968a
52a497b4e0b7de98
6728a0cccee8efa8
No 4.00.950 4.00.950 Russian Federation
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 798041e06f4832e1
cbd690ca0b2e9851
ced4968a
52a497b4e0b7de98
6728a0cccee8efa8
No 4.00.950 4.00.950 United States
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