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: 16 May 2011 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 作者QQ:598080707 Executable c92b64611c08036c
41980b0acb1a374a
4184b296
7d5f9e403e7d0249
325f5ad8bc1d2a76
TrojWare.Win
32.FlyStudio
.~UJ
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China 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 490ebf882c2cea80
31b38a2e39410fd3
1b3f6719
62d8257667e04b51
5189955d485f29af
Yes 6.3.0004.1
built by:
dnsrv
6.3.0004.1 104.236.253.252/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a10ae56b061097ba
c7346460c7943f4f
f4b440b4
ff1ea9567f33592a
bae0eb995fa24eac
Yes 6.1.0022.4
(SRV03_QFE
.031113-09
18)
6.1.0022.4 104.236.253.252/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 89687cbec695cd67
95f577dc9d3da232
c3fd2c89
526d18a774a42c25
225317defaac85f2
Yes 6.3.0004.1
built by:
dnsrv
6.3.0004.1 104.236.253.252/32
4 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable f2c14e10fc879b23
d6b3ccbccbbaa74a
5607dd90
c8ee190d8c6ded47
3f691b931e926304
Yes 15.0.32.11 15.0.32.11 10.0.17.131/32
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  • 32 items per page
 

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