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 virus 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: 08 October 2011 at 11:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d1f554066fd7ab0c
e69abc04977f227f
a7ae66fa
a6557403943e680a
da09e4832dcc0b49
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 1, 0,
70
4, 1, 0,
70
Azerbaijan N/A
2 N/A Executable cda4dc9ab250ef5a
b0ee7fd8ce4fe83d
cb0cb404
7877850a6833af04
a0d06ef1fdfeaf42
TrojWare.Win
32.Vilsel.AL
Y
No 1.00.0050 1.00.0050 37.173.168.68/32 N/A
3 @Wadeeh Knawy Executable 330ee184c5a8eb67
f7da897a38f042b8
00cc8d44
5f27f3f161b69bc2
3e6f4be648020fec
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0 156.219.229.78/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable a6af98b07d29ec01
ec947433d640c409
62e4965a
724410dfbdfe9949
c956735fe49017e8
TrojWare.Win
32.Vilsel.AL
Y
No 1.00.0050 1.00.0050 37.173.168.68/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 9:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 101294629827a222
309d834b04cdeb8c
2a149c5a
bfc23151c5ff3b57
627eecc09e6ebcff
No 9.50.098 9.50 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8e940fd3bd35ba16
8c7fb60673b46a62
a4ce13fc
29f942ec03a08fa1
27709c419f3a94c2
Yes 6.1.0022.4
(SRV03_QFE
.031113-09
18)
6.1.0022.4 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e362542f9812159f
88c8e88f96a27b04
7a8ead8e
b745669dfaef8a7b
5d4746feb839db66
No 5.3.0018.6
built by:
srv03_qfe
5.3.0018.6 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a568495df3de52f
02b4eac5798473da
48f46f2b
08a8a927f2523dde
a32b106968d456eb
No 5.3.0016.3
(xpclnt_qf
e.020226-1
835)
5.3.0016.3 Internal Submission
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