How to Remove “Updater.exe”

 

What is updater.exe?

Originally developed by Moodlogic, updater.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Moodlogic Application.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

updater.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after updater.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with updater.exe malware?

If your system is affected by updater.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
updater.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory

  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files  you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove updater.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove updater.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all
the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 February 2018 at 10:20 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d8b7b03f212b2cd9
ca2c11f27be525ba
7496592b
5f87d3a839723772
27cebee1d3558ca1
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable e877b494cc7e23dd
250ddd755da9f9d7
f79441b8
528bf4ba182d2639
02412da99481c070
Application.
Win32.DealPl
y.NL
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 7018d6dd8347650b
e0803dcfc1a7159c
15246ab2
01a9af560e02bf2d
9ef0d089a43930c2
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 Mozilla Foundation Executable 5d5543487055c4cd
446de71292e85650
408489f1
92d7fae976cf8b8e
69ab558bdcc105ee
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 19.0 19.0 154.121.7.51/32 N/A
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18

Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 March 2014 at 3:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 WildTangent, Inc. Executable 826b5edede1074c2
003f3d4258316166
72dde47b
bd417ec0089a2cf1
1e4d09f51f4b9ef4
Yes 1.1.1.21 1.1.1.21 United States
2 N/A Executable 0e6379c0e8959c71
884dce8758db9ee6
8355a056
baadb6121d35a80e
da7cbfcd7f44e324
Yes N/A N/A Australia
3 N/A Executable 53605907568452a0
c0b80d2feac7eef3
f325920d
899a0e5ad7f9bb81
6a49ad8722309d63
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 Mozilla Foundation Executable d3097a4e03a3ab8f
fa5e2d6376e8d7cb
dd77405c
977744370fd11ba8
4cb8e7819b90b684
No 4.0.2 4.0.2 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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