How to Remove “UPDATE.EXE”

What is UPDATE.EXE?

UPDATE.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Windows Service Pack Setup and it belongs to the software Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of UPDATE.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by UPDATE.EXE?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the UPDATE.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from UPDATE.EXE malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the UPDATE.EXE malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with UPDATE.EXE malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 February 2018 at 11:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable bcb4f8b67fb8310f
d8b783a7547e2223
a78d4620
eddc7cce6cde356c
ed9baf5726d9c228
Worm.Win32.D
elf.nj
No N/A N/A Bangladesh N/A
2 N/A Executable 960c77d9843636e7
5ad707aed80bf777
55d5fa0d
5b0dd8044fd044fc
1b35a7b28f772fbd
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
3 AirInstaller Inc. Executable 5bf2ad7d9d8e20e0
624e43ceee32f2e6
59fbe4df
b4d045ba261883fc
aefce395a648832d
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.A
Yes 2.0.3.85 2.0.3.85 United States N/A
4 ShaoYu Technology Executable 0870f0d516b3b1bc
908838b039896663
734a3c6b
c708eaf0634b717f
aece4c5625ef328f
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 2.3.2.3 2.3.2.3 10.224.25.40/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 July 2013 at 6:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable e90f3bc993e9017f
0f69181fd8d3161d
fa03b692
4f108ef60303699b
11ea9bd017e729fe
No N/A N/A United States
2 Wordinn.com Executable 005bfa97f4674284
ac1405a674bf1150
aa82a8e0
8350548556c1fd66
9eb3374f330ff673
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.108.22.187/32
3 N/A Executable 2813c6f4fb55b64c
60d62c0f7529c12e
1eb83798
813ee48f88bd6ec0
cb4ef8640f208291
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 2813c6f4fb55b64c
60d62c0f7529c12e
1eb83798
813ee48f88bd6ec0
cb4ef8640f208291
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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