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.

Related Resources: Website Malware Directory Resources:
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2011 at 3:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Mozilla Foundation Executable 101ef9386f0e23a1
aee33542b02c4c23
8a999c7b
3184a7801444756f
524e6f417d49d0c6
Unclassified
Malware
No 60.9.0 60.9.0 197.36.136.15/32 N/A
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable 4e0d667226892e8a
b55cc4b554af6cca
6c603280
7328eaac36ce9b9a
efbb1fe50375f7ed
Unclassified
Malware
No 60.9.0 60.9.0 197.36.136.15/32 N/A
3 Ask Executable 8b9a980bdd05bf9f
08f5250663aa528a
402f797e
368dbacd28e0053b
83a146347c8bd310
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.1674
9
1.0.0.1674
9
Vietnam N/A
4 TODO: Executable dc15a1ead572f92b
97ada6f367a24725
fcf08054
2a04b8000766a817
43fa83db7ab0134d
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Indonesia N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
38

Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 September 2008 at 6:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Caphyon LTD Executable f587dd66c9ad7a8c
11b83ed05080bb82
854e135d
3f623286a8c53292
28e2ddf5e1b76fa3
Yes 1.9.8 1, 9, 8, 0 Internal Submission
2 CometNetwork Executable e7a92b03b12edd84
7e44a311dc44096a
ecdb0156
5ed81911d6b015d5
9722c65c9efac4a6
Yes 7.0.1 7.0.1 Internal Submission
3 Mozilla Foundation Executable 4e15fb6749487e4e
07e83296ebf2e535
0d2a4181
f8c726e8e82f5647
10d141bed74d6971
No 1.9.2.25 1.9.2.25 10.224.1.53/32
4 N/A Executable 0134c8d28150ade2
0df414959feb1726
6f696531
060bd5519e236e53
0106eb418fdfd718
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
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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