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: 08 November 2018 at 7:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable fcefc78ff247c798
d7bb3e8186d49f82
16be79a5
bd2e8a4ef97d44b3
54d3144531965315
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Italy N/A
2 N/A Executable d3745b4d659f12f1
a50732a4f08020d7
af3c0967
3e79055dab3d2551
10e51832c58b33e3
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Malaysia N/A
3 N/A Executable 7c9bde51bcc2e687
6eea7cf14ec8564b
c06480b9
baad35c31ae90484
2a6b54f74c197d2c
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
4 N/A Executable a688a51511f0f8fc
af45390edc219644
ac0e2b16
71031e7a29c003b9
86d9cf276ff0f2d5
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 October 2008 at 5:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 GitHub Executable a9e35f3a81e92911
e260ec9694232d7e
dbcf0ce4
095254c23cb3172b
9254a8b7538f7f8b
No 1.7.9.0 1.7.9.0 United States
2 TODO: <公司名> Executable c6e82cc1b627d43e
8360e7d436a2164e
989d15a9
90e190c150113019
99ec9b5e6112aa91
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
3 N/A Executable 4f30a19ad4da518f
fa497e5a69fa3b53
30753146
5dc82679c8c27b4e
ce6580870d13c6e7
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable caad759ca61a5ae7
74825f60cc0e8ecb
0a5c9052
fbab3b1114677634
e5a5f842ec40eb7b
No 5.2.0002.2
(xpclnt_qf
e.020226-1
835)
5.2.0002.2 10.224.25.96/32
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