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: 25 October 2008 at 4:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e471468f128e3f88
99d53f54f0fd6456
1a297210
c050609bcf906840
99902c043661e739
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.AdWare
.Mostofate.~
ka
No 4, 0, 1, 0 4, 0, 1, 0 United States N/A
2 AutoIt Team Executable d50916c1a9fcd884
ee450ca65cb0c24a
8eb0521e
41d30d3336c5b670
c2cf535c201c106c
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 10,
2
3, 3, 10,
2
United States N/A
3 Colormedia Corporation Executable 3404eeaafe757919
273a36424e6d6f64
6a6be8f4
22fba09fe7e19080
06be9a6f5cd20922
Unclassified
Malware
No 1, 0 N/A United States 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 86420da790c79086
5699a0d0265abfa2
c53eef1f
af54c7086e42feef
01e87c9fa9eb94d3
No 5.2.0001.0
(xpclnt_qf
e.020226-1
835)
5.2.0001.0 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b8f6889684452ea
557dcc26ed4f56ec
f06e9f29
d06d4165cd34e688
d350584882715314
Yes 6.1.0022.4
(SRV03_QFE
.031113-09
18)
6.1.0022.4 United Kingdom
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1d7b9fc3bfa1cef3
3353c1be1a29c77d
6a725cc1
5b8f3e7f6fc7a866
010303b80b655c98
Yes 6.1.0022.4
(SRV03_QFE
.031113-09
18)
6.1.0022.4 United Kingdom
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5129de20b4b98c92
20bd225379da9e14
a9798301
a6c9e4b593408821
afc8ce09802602c1
Yes 6.1.0022.4
(SRV03_QFE
.031113-09
18)
6.1.0022.4 United States
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