How to Remove “AUpdate.exe”

What is AUpdate.exe?

AUpdate.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Symantec. This process is known as Automatic LiveUpdate Module and it belongs to the software LiveUpdate. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of AUpdate.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by AUpdate.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 AUpdate.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, 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 AUpdate.exe malware?

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Step 7: If the system is infected with AUpdate.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 July 2014 at 9:30 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 IObit Executable a81fc6a22ad9f23c
f67c51905836feb2
d43e26f8
b96a5452ca117b6e
45fe29f16c072ceb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.1.0.380 4.1 Canada N/A
2 N/A Executable 5785a647a53f7714
deb97bd32d9bbc39
9a9ba5ba
bf4178e03c0f28ee
a489229337d33c44
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Korea, Republic of N/A
3 N/A Executable 84f563dc1bada219
d87c25eb69acd3d2
04319e96
fa6ed5dcfdf2461b
b419c1338f1f9ce6
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A 105.105.128.220/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 6092970ee1bf14c9
e5816398434737e1
549f7eb2
ddea2d81c6246f2f
5bc87dbb384e61c7
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 United States N/A
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  • 4 items per page
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
31

Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 July 2008 at 7:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable a00c3d475adf3cf2
5936d864113c2146
506cc9a2
d51683ebf5e9f87c
78af7f38f7eebd3e
No 1.64.3.0 1.64.3.0 United States
2 IObit Executable 9d9cb75662a015f0
e9e4a07cf06f2a4c
bb9a09bc
932d02f372f90713
0ce4b5eefd459269
Yes 4.1.0.380 4.1 United States
3 IObit Executable 75a7f6c51637fa4e
8cc34d3be2524f92
3f554349
8cb121fd7226f0c5
2ac0f8c7a0696ef7
Yes 3.3.2.142 3.0 United States
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 9216c2d21f566166
66320f08dcf09b6c
8fbd8e70
59b8c866072c0f40
bd3e9b92121e2d51
No 1.64.3.0 1.64.3.0 United States
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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