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: 09 April 2018 at 12:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 6ac493b2281e63c0
96884b3184ef7799
bf058e36
7f026d99bceb0674
1a5bf05395139a68
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable eb5a4eb3cb2194d1
9ab85e8ef9c70266
514b8b5c
f2850b044a9da550
1c22ea7d3e6b8a2f
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 1a099fcd44578365
e44156ce5d3a21a1
48b97298
ad983a2678ef4b16
989d942242cf6bfa
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 44b3c103ac8d6793
e8a16ddba8c63066
e1a860cd
e1c66293b129a9e4
1575907dba9381bb
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A 185.145.44.58/32 N/A
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22

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2011 at 6:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Mozilla Foundation Executable 979c810de1f12767
07f88a267e6a1211
0d34f836
a5716b59743e98b9
9e21072801a41114
Yes 59.0.2 59.0.2 United States
2 Moonchild Productions Executable f7bbbb946966ff10
377c5884f4065925
b77bc59d
e8b09004366f4812
8dc15b49fc68a200
No 27.8.3.666
0
27.8.3.0 United States
3 Moonchild Productions Executable 203600f9f593bf84
e30150eaaa53e281
4ec7b8b4
bc80fa7d762191ba
7bbe3babed80c627
No 27.8.3.666
0
27.8.3.0 United States
4 WildTangent, Inc. Executable 826b5edede1074c2
003f3d4258316166
72dde47b
bd417ec0089a2cf1
1e4d09f51f4b9ef4
Yes 1.1.1.21 1.1.1.21 United States
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