How to Remove “SelfUpdate.exe”

What is SelfUpdate.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, SelfUpdate.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SelfUpdate and it belongs to SelfUpdate. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SelfUpdate.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SelfUpdate.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove SelfUpdate.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: 05 August 2008 at 9:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a941d0fc569de9f0
3bfab4e575f66ee7
07ffae90
9b4f9ce0276dc969
d08539e5600f366e
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 2, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable a69e2d6db9f757b2
c3aa491dad44fc56
4d2b73c7
ad70383e823a89da
1b008af2e1543e37
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 1, 3 1, 0, 1, 3 Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable a55a3fc86e8b1a8c
2cf8e1d320cea457
5748cdf8
991f608cc3ca02ba
afc200c85731548a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Tencent Executable 7cc1f10ca093b13d
c147da3db1bd2a31
ab942451
166a5d8434be3e4b
6eeae5d0e00653ef
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2, 2, 0, 5 2, 2, 0, 5 Vietnam N/A
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 June 2008 at 9:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable f42b362ec7bbfd13
33f24d9e14be0a58
9e1bc422
0799a179b1916c29
78e1a120c45c6265
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 6a36158d5cc18514
f3656012d93646bc
ada02863
ab4b578d823e2080
43e2ae06b6937709
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 1db3a212c6100789
fbec6634c049ecf5
1ace4e3e
e5fc2f3e0a0e2951
5d60b08e4904918a
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 820bc18e041a5ee1
c9ee209b77644655
20cf4ad1
7fef0f708f432142
c8e1d304fdbc1701
No 1, 0, 0, 2 1, 0, 0, 2 10.100.130.251/32
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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