How to Remove “AutoUpdator.exe”

What is AutoUpdator.exe?


Originally developed by Unknown, AutoUpdator.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as AutoUpdater Application that is associated with AutoUpdater Application.  It is located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Thraex Software\AutoUpdator\ by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • AutoUpdator.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\Common Files\Thraex Software\AutoUpdator\ Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove AutoUpdator.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove AutoUpdator.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: 12 October 2010 at 5:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 759dc6b1ba03e56e
ea79a8b4d4fbe47c
532467f4
a2fffd8f38d75260
78b4cdc58cb6c373
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.12.00 1.12.00 Tunisia N/A
2 N/A Executable 6dc0c83c41477f1e
bb89ccc3ae7d6384
84155c34
375ec477159e6872
2d08437e6511af0b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.11.00 1.11.00 Ukraine N/A
3 N/A Executable 0d9145aa1a50b55f
9fa5b5f74733fc2e
9e8be3da
700a96997eeb5ed9
c649e950850f440d
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b4
No 1.09.00 1.09.00 South Africa N/A
4 N/A Executable 5f1f9f606d93966b
5a3893be7259c5eb
1b723b53
b18fb679162fd511
8dfb8f189a6cd680
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.~IDA
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 October 2008 at 11:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 1fe24b2042effd2c
b0a74fc981d1de24
bb6edb51
223fc54827d20b61
c384d5f7367e5d21
No 1.16.00 1.16.00 10.224.1.62/32
2 N/A Executable d993fc1122f28164
ec19cba62882cb37
42a067a3
c7b9f22a1465b237
e41eeaa887c48201
Yes 1.11.00 1.11.00 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 1f63b5db358bed23
19bdea799c01cb96
cc05c4fb
f42cac628bd998db
8507a8b80bbd40a5
No 1.15.00 1.15.00 10.224.1.54/32
4 N/A Executable dc922cc3c2dfd7d8
471b101585aba5f4
8237c9bb
43bb068d0b313801
d30d28c0b2b7bf0d
No 1.10.00 1.10.00 Internal Submission
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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