How to Remove “AutoUpd.exe”

What is AutoUpd.exe?

Originally developed by TradeTouch.com inc, AutoUpd.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as AutoUpdate that is associated with Hard Drive Tools 2003 Professional Edition  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

AutoUpd.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after AutoUpd.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with AutoUpd.exe malware?

If your system is affected by AutoUpd.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • AutoUpd.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 AutoUpd.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove AutoUpd.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: 29 December 2009 at 3:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 FCP Team Executable 58dfc35a2096b910
5674aee8cfb82147
9e4e6dd6
514a4449b1348270
87f3db21343e56cc
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.00.0001 4.00.0001 Ukraine N/A
2 Raxco Software, Inc. Executable 127b0ae8b1b30196
619def179ddcbfd0
2e6d15cb
b1f3efe0128848c8
a04a673413415b04
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8, 0, 0, 5 8, 0, 0, 5 Russian Federation N/A
3 Raxco Software, Inc. Executable 4de97baec7cea23b
09a998db5a7a41a3
232573e5
3e8c156aa9eb2a74
592c551d50888a77
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8, 0, 0, 5 8, 0, 0, 5 Russian Federation N/A
4 Raxco Software, Inc. Executable 2aa15014dab563ac
e27960f0eada19ed
18fe78c5
cae9ccb692454ed1
3fb24511444469cc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8, 0, 0, 7 8, 0, 0, 7 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 2:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Raxco Software, Inc. Executable 994ac4d2bc7ac10c
98e17d7a68690b94
3cc67144
9e0cf8688c788998
bdbecacc6700d41a
Yes 8, 0, 0, 7 8, 0, 0, 7 Internal Submission
2 Raxco Software, Inc. Executable 7f919619ae230c31
7bff18bab3b02302
10c0ed10
93c33e72bbe81874
d668c4b46d8fe3d5
No 7, 0, 0, 2 7, 0, 0, 2 Internal Submission
3 Hiawatha Island Software Executable b0dd3c436bf47e75
728b1586d066c18c
3a765839
31d2c8d215d283aa
1b2c3c0be6cc842b
No 1.1.1.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Non-executable 3557460ee19d27b0
a74005561d0fe0b0
00e4ed0c
868f804973071758
92637b11bef05a90
No N/A N/A China
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