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 Apple Inc. Executable c8e924a9ff8f35cb
7578c991c21344ca
9dfcb965
0f07f8d303eb2d0f
96a686afab994a95
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.4.8.1 2.4.0.0 Taiwan N/A
4 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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2016 at 11:59 am
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 10ed16a87ca4abf4
5b0f56efc4253df1
a848c723
af619f3725b5bc1b
5544565e7af0e1b0
Yes 5.0.0.41 5.0.0.1 10.108.51.148/32
3 Glarysoft Ltd Executable a91a4c41c0cb26a1
67bc97738c772656
ef0df5ac
217bd50bef4e44ac
31f473d81a916e7e
Yes 5.0.0.41 5.0.0.1 United States
4 XDisc Corp Ltd Executable 4d452010762f7e36
69f33405e97273f2
f325e499
5efa3a66b87d70a0
6dd95e03879702c7
No 1.0.0.5 1.0.0.5 United States
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