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: 01 July 2017 at 10:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 updater Executable ff72cf2b89ccb3dd
eae38a06e4997012
4680a86d
92081870e7eba2b0
17e9598fe9ecef9c
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.4 1.0.4 10.108.55.52/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 January 2009 at 2:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Mozilla Foundation Executable ed718af730e11204
e9f62c9255380ab8
c45acca0
cbbeb2ceb4526dd3
9ef16d1e8d40d905
No 1.8.0.4:
2006060814
1.8.0.4:
2006060814
104.236.253.252/32
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable 7ddd1306f499f631
adf0047ee3674ac4
0eea57ac
59e5923349217f5c
109b0001b554af8f
No 1.9.0.17 1.9.0.17 104.236.253.252/32
3 N/A Executable 38956b81b4bc18aa
bfee5fd01279b605
4d1329b8
83f9fd1fd4b72219
901cd9004ad06804
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
4 Beijing Rising Information Technology Co., Ltd. Executable 65b97e879d4b0686
be6522f0ac14b940
4bcb2448
66e3df00feb94c09
d687a6d544c1e909
Yes 1.0.0.43 1.00 United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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