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: 08 April 2019 at 1:31 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 44508f38646eb253
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8971977f
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ad41e8a8e661b3f1
ApplicUnwnt No 1.0.6962.3
0306
1.0.6962.3
0306
Canada N/A
2 N/A Executable f3d1be5d0d001f5e
1d64fa7deb17aa0f
effa8e26
c0a41c825bbfd923
4e2a7f120d6e052f
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A Nigeria N/A
3 N/A Executable e42a3d4db5ba0b97
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f6001a5a
ea21f841af74bfab
f67d556f925364a8
ApplicUnwnt No 1.0.7108.3
2918
1.0.7108.3
2918
United States N/A
4 N/A Executable e81eacc6b3695bb0
c0d250d135863b73
d2c1ec4d
3006a8827cf0405a
d70c676f23f2d4be
Application.
Win32.Browse
Fox.KI
Yes 1.0.6275.3
4212
1.0.6275.3
4212
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 January 2010 at 8:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 http://www.HoldemIndicator.com Executable 2d5fb3a015ed807a
b6af46eea4bcda51
58fab27e
be071d6bd1f42f91
4877160d443a553c
No N/A N/A United States
2 HazteK Software Executable c5b1a4aece8dd859
6f015f827998d6df
4e54ed02
01fe6c73a9fdcc82
4d0f86f58e461e4b
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
3 N/A Executable a94836265e5473ab
74d3f2d411e43369
49c01a69
2d7a4bd8b5bfcd3b
06c52d0658c18a92
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 Mozilla Foundation Executable 27f0996deb7e84fb
29c3039ef0fa68b5
fdc12d0b
4b7ffe1aa08e512c
9fa27d235cf9f6ed
Yes 69.0a1 69.0a1 United States
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