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: 08 March 2012 at 8:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 0d553621a30e605d
79119b0f5646cdf0
ced74cb0
f305f7bc1869031d
d55df7ad2e853d3e
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 07c947fbf0045e66
7cdb2a1310927202
d93c75eb
8692e7d7fa405182
f0596a6ed73358db
TrojWare.Win
32.Banbra.rh
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Yandex LLC Executable 4fb92671e57c7fb0
81ef593d9c606d98
1f9cda8f
1250afde65bbde6b
281c9dd8122c2af6
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1.2.0.1831 1.2.0.1831 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 April 2011 at 11:40 am
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 a97be9b7a7e79288
9bf3a2137028e8b8
652451ea
8a98b7a2054b7af2
c8eab22ce748f6f6
Yes 0, 9, 2,
246
0, 9, 2,
246
Russian Federation
3 N/A Non-executable 318a4fa2fe8071bb
80eb1c8572714f33
8f631e62
c3599cb4af37cbe4
57e0e03a243c94f9
No N/A N/A United States
4 Yandex LLC Executable ba4eceb5027d8b6e
523fdc364f06e2b0
a69d690b
613d95b374e426a1
5c3da1424f6ff802
Yes 1.2.0.1831 1.2.0.1831 10.0.17.142/32
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