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 N/A Executable 1204b073b86410c0
92b9c443b24f585f
ad9c2066
ad78389ceac7ed51
e0de55173d9d119b
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 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
3 N/A Executable 6ad67a26fdfc9545
360dc304560121c2
e4096d4b
da2f6398c974a85f
8e184202e83baa35
Application.
Win32.Adware
.BrowseFox.C
TZ
No 1.0.7212.3
3013
1.0.7212.3
3013
United States N/A
4 TODO: Executable c6869a1be787e136
9fd7183667962c85
25545245
f57f656ad06ea7bc
6fbf4291ef367c84
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 105.112.98.135/32 N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
31

Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2009 at 8:57 am
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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