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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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove YUPDATER.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 April 2010 at 11:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 17d76368225a427a
2eb4c3e2c4c4bec9
3a702ed1
f4a5cfa2fb5b94ac
18639ca279310589
Unclassified
Malware
No 5, 6, 5, 6, Internal Submission N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 26322edb35197b05
c4a9b61310bc6d60
4fd5daa8
7231082cb0f3363b
e99f60d2fd6c0cab
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3,2,0,135 3,2,0,135 Philippines N/A
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 9b5aef3d5c77c366
1e376335e0ccbbe2
dcd1a313
3267047212a04798
6f17ecf24dd9b7b4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3,2,0,135 3,2,0,135 Romania N/A
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 332b169ef1abcb9e
0a7b6a390a369d29
40af7f10
f23aec5b2c0317fd
f52ab754fd94d020
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 3,2,0,135 3,2,0,135 Vietnam N/A
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21

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable d0bfdfadb040a776
43596bac9c294bf9
711741b4
6dd92849982f1ca1
14566b4603023110
Yes 3,2,0,135 3,2,0,135 Romania
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 650cc417054e6db0
467148bec2938e9c
55c3f153
45de4c4354e0adae
50ff3bd79d60c4cc
Yes 3,2,0,120 3,2,0,120 10.224.1.116/32
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 6e4ef0c22c6912f4
7570455dafc34932
d5717f96
050716d3fc5cf004
5fee927d59cc4f16
Yes 3, 2, 0,
138
3, 2, 0,
138
Vietnam
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 8269006fd8b1320f
a90135506fde89c5
f6b8fdf1
80463354db60fadf
e9af7f17f768e29b
No 3, 0, 1, 0 3, 0, 1, 0 Romania
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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