How to Remove “YUPDATE.EXE”

What is YUPDATE.EXE?

Originally developed by Yandex LLC, YUPDATE.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Yupdate and it belongs to Yandex Software Update. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
YUPDATE.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after YUPDATE.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with YUPDATE.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by YUPDATE.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • YUPDATE.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 YUPDATE.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove YUPDATE.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: 15 August 2008 at 2:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 9b0026d786cdb7db
9bf3e7035a0b4576
22ff71fe
216a294adb0e128f
e416243bf0e9c62f
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 ООО "Яндекс" Executable 86b8992083e2d9dd
d95018ac02a9f373
64ea0f08
c64ceb4331f3827a
2dee4ed5415f0b1c
Virus.Win32.
Hidrag.B
No 1.0.0.1553 1.0.0.1553 Russian Federation N/A
3 ООО "ЯНДЕКС" Executable cc3b0b8b7f1489cc
25ef275688de836a
8a1ba442
83617cbddc0032db
e30844c8c91e40e4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.9.3.343 0.9.3.343 Ukraine N/A
4 ООО "ЯНДЕКС" Executable ed1a9ac4d624de66
61a06115a1273ccb
7b14ab7d
62cd0a0288a9fbb8
f9ab93cb6f356579
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 0, 9, 3,
315
0, 9, 3,
315
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yandex LLC Executable f63f3969b032cffa
43c4037c4194ffbf
5da4b414
c7a818959992e324
5218674ad3873668
Yes 1.2.0.1831 1.2.0.1831 United States
2 ООО "Яндекс" Executable 318cd045c0afe14d
1be5221642d79508
712a7b32
45488d2cfc967753
f66551c6c1b12275
Yes 0.9.4.933 0.9.4.933 Internal Submission
3 ООО "Яндекс" Executable b718b25b7da92578
cf461349148c7103
f5398d24
4d1e775205053f11
3349936c9318e844
Yes 0.9.4.882 0.9.4.882 Internal Submission
4 Yandex LLC Executable 5fc6a9c5466ceabd
f03bab50106b6ec1
0b66a48e
e590fd30ff17322a
52ec2c6e12ef8741
Yes 1.2.0.1831 1.2.0.1831 198.20.167.84/32
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