How to Remove “Update.exe”

What is UPDATE.EXE?

UPDATE.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Windows Service Pack Setup and it belongs to the software Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of UPDATE.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by UPDATE.EXE?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the UPDATE.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from UPDATE.EXE malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the UPDATE.EXE malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with UPDATE.EXE malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 September 2018 at 11:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable f987d43468927643
69c002a96def2418
68299dfc
c0a95552b6b86b51
4fbe516dd6342638
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
2 佳仪科技工作室 Executable 9345efa389b8f61b
923beae57be102ac
10e79130
9c9bc23da61114dc
8f5ba532dc81b75a
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 1.8.0.0 1.8.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 4e3a7e52ef786fba
706d557f079075dc
3bafb600
1d8b8343fc9c2a80
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ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
4 N/A Executable de030182c9c3439c
9b8b7111164a0b0c
30f32c30
3a87a3aada1d258d
323574a2b7fb8ebe
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 July 2016 at 8:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Care Your Eyes Executable 02d297f1f1821bfc
07421425fea9097c
deb92e04
7aaf636ad4b58caf
1ed5867fbba0d84c
No 2017,07,28
,01
1,1,0,6 10.224.25.43/32
2 上海灵信 Executable b15a19dd62a8d320
dd832febcaace924
64680c86
b1961ce937671c73
a18bdd036c225c23
No 6.0.7.0 6.0.0.0 10.108.51.155/32
3 上海灵信 Executable b15a19dd62a8d320
dd832febcaace924
64680c86
b1961ce937671c73
a18bdd036c225c23
No 6.0.7.0 6.0.0.0 United States
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