How to Remove “UPDATER.EXE”

 

What is updater.exe?

Originally developed by Moodlogic, updater.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Moodlogic Application.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

updater.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after updater.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with updater.exe malware?

If your system is affected by updater.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
updater.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory

  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files  you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove updater.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove updater.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all
the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 June 2018 at 1:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 AirInstaller Executable 31694bdeb3722005
5043e5a5bb07fc57
9f32301f
c5cadccf6cc167c5
e1a06c92cd4b4e56
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.B
Yes 2.0.6.0 2.0.6.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 72580ff5ffc9897f
b2b6b5559c7ab5aa
8daec8cb
44d0113c2c16cab6
954f90225e63c2c3
Application.
Win32.DealPl
y.AQ
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable e10d545b6dede107
9455f6fb409a2501
82ba3d6e
b19b3fa653e6cbe4
64e491e8a8c10270
N/A No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 2c9a21455f4adf8c
1f086c3b10c24832
7506625f
4a326d09bfd781b5
fec5ad2f71ad87ac
N/A No N/A N/A United States N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2011 at 10:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Caphyon LTD Executable 44c26690c58ae34e
b2280da183d12dfc
3fdda0e5
73d8718e54989b6c
d26000385174b6a6
No 2.1 2, 1, 0, 0 United States
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable a56a840a10d50903
f3760fbe58fcb569
20f3b8ab
d9cec4e3912a5c85
abfd36b178d88313
Yes 56.2.1 56.2.1 10.100.19.19/32
3 Moonchild Productions Executable 77f1a3bbb0147bf6
90d6f1db360542bb
dafe9a75
8507cef5f3bc5a39
046ed3784d92e14e
No 27.9.3.673
5
27.9.3.0 United States
4 Mozilla Foundation Executable ddaa3dcc88c51cb3
855f95bce08bd381
d0ee1a2d
00d480b6fe9251ee
5f0a8d4eaa54c30b
Yes 41.0.2 41.0.2 10.108.51.235/32
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