How to Remove “YUPDATER.EXE”

What is YUPDATER.EXE?

YUPDATER.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Yahoo! Inc. This process is known as Yahoo Auto Updater and it belongs to Yahoo! Messenger. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of YUPDATER.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by YUPDATER.EXE?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the YUPDATER.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from YUPDATER.EXE malware?

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 October 2011 at 9:51 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable b0b6313df6338393
1ab3789b0938e367
6d793d50
69b7c1f528656b5f
7930ce207ca48f77
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 2, 0,
138
3, 2, 0,
138
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 17d76368225a427a
2eb4c3e2c4c4bec9
3a702ed1
f4a5cfa2fb5b94ac
18639ca279310589
Unclassified
Malware
No 5, 6, 5, 6, Internal Submission N/A
3 Chet Simpson Executable 0932ed959787f7ca
dc641f10429343cd
1a0ec89f
d0a8c44eb14c6784
aeb3b85dd45f138a
Unclassified
Malware
No 2005. 2.0 Internal Submission N/A
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 26322edb35197b05
c4a9b61310bc6d60
4fd5daa8
7231082cb0f3363b
e99f60d2fd6c0cab
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3,2,0,135 3,2,0,135 Philippines N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 November 2011 at 8:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 6e4ef0c22c6912f4
7570455dafc34932
d5717f96
050716d3fc5cf004
5fee927d59cc4f16
Yes 3, 2, 0,
138
3, 2, 0,
138
Vietnam
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 481ebc6c2eccf50d
d406529cc6baf723
59dff19e
78bfab2793b0693a
9a76ec0332408b32
Yes 3, 2, 0,
138
3, 2, 0,
138
Taiwan
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 6b52f0a64c5ce1eb
9512c9135fa6c3c0
d95376f9
570f7ecc782ef34b
c9fd02f72f99d16c
No 3, 0, 0, 2 3, 0, 0, 2 United States
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable ce32d85a633f0af2
106c664a2a335e08
be52ebdc
b5c672c56512adf7
e1bde8fda30453b1
Yes 3, 2, 0,
138
3, 2, 0,
138
Philippines
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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