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: 07 December 2018 at 10:07 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 海风 Executable f3037e2641d1dcd4
8b4c2a1576ca56e0
05b863ef
1ad1ea2005a5eeb7
79baad907caa2c7b
Backdoor.Win
32.Popwin.~I
Q
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
2 Sony Creative Software Inc. Executable 9a990c211d05596b
602c35f36a941e63
6ed587a9
1a7b4055f92fc890
4cde00393beaffb7
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.9.4.7 6.9.4.7 Germany N/A
3 N/A Executable 7b5c571b029970b1
0e0fc371d762efb1
11db4ba2
5c2af8ceae5e29b3
8cef0dea61dc8f85
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A India N/A
4 N/A Executable 72c75f43fd2f37f5
afd4c79523125782
ac3da0db
afcc497f8aa2de82
20165c31f6d517b5
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 November 2017 at 9:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AeroCool Inc. Executable 3bda8d7bb7146ccd
6fb13ebc576288ee
4a9a05d0
958ee7dc203daa7d
66110c21f1868c31
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
2 GitHub Executable a9e35f3a81e92911
e260ec9694232d7e
dbcf0ce4
095254c23cb3172b
9254a8b7538f7f8b
No 1.7.9.0 1.7.9.0 United States
3 TODO: <公司名> Executable c6e82cc1b627d43e
8360e7d436a2164e
989d15a9
90e190c150113019
99ec9b5e6112aa91
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
4 Flose Executable b1c5cb70d0870657
7996d1a569c90c49
302dd3dd
8b34712c11eef0e9
afa19a79faf1cd15
No 2.0.4.0 2.0.4.0 10.108.22.191/32
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