How to Remove “SoftwareUpdate.exe”

What is SoftwareUpdate.exe?

SoftwareUpdate.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Apple Software Update. It belongs to Apple Software, developed by Apple. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SoftwareUpdate.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SoftwareUpdate.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SoftwareUpdate.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SoftwareUpdate.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SoftwareUpdate.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 February 2018 at 11:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Install Manager Executable ad46a9364ff364ed
6c4bf9c0ad452396
7f7a7e58
4832fc3afdd74541
09cc9df8d1251e04
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.C
Yes 2.0.84.0 2.0.84.0 United States N/A
2 Apple Inc. Executable 9d2da68ad4dd65b8
e83914ee2e682475
29d68d7b
f6cba5332ae729ab
eec92d6fb3aebb67
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.6.0.1 2.6.0.0 176.217.17.29/32 N/A
3 AirInstaller Executable 263750e7289b69da
2ec3a91d3bbd5a9a
7d92d749
804a4aaefbcbe398
8976b9134c534093
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.B
Yes 2.0.5.0 2.0.5.0 United States N/A
4 Apple Inc. Executable ceb7584d49be8cc9
d5008a3f7b5a4c34
10779342
ce18fb295f36490f
50731765ceb39e34
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2.4.8.1 2.4.0.0 Philippines N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 August 2008 at 11:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Keen Internet Technologies Executable cba38c5549c388a1
ae7ee8babb087346
8b773a15
18ffd3d7d434f304
6dbd4c17a9797eee
No 1.0.0.5 1.0.0.5 United States
2 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 897f57a2352c994a
258bfa7bb06b6803
e358c3d5
0568fd5ea566ff8d
d99e1af56c8d70f0
Yes 5.0.0.41 5.0.0.1 Romania
3 N/A Non-executable 44c4665c19438ff5
19ea8bb396413398
fe916eb2
41021d1ad0a5c641
6f72795addcebd07
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.146/32
4 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 1aa0948cf8db1e1f
316b9910289b2de3
f1300c4e
89cfb58da7235c0c
abe21552e13659ef
Yes 5.0.0.38 5.0.0.1 United States
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