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: 04 July 2014 at 12:02 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 !TVA LLC Executable 234937888208699a
baf96a5af7a06944
e892c8c3
248961b1be05cb4b
b5f76d9947b0413a
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.Gen.a
No 1.3.2.0 1.3 United States N/A
2 Goobzo Executable 9dd0b9006368cc88
7cc406dd9ec21b59
24d8c60d
54fdeb0a6dad9ca5
26c21ec0cb1d25bf
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.4.0.0 1.4.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 70ea7c28df61f014
b32239d959369a2e
e3fea06f
df0f552ab7913d94
eb0917fe32a93e05
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 38822f744246b72a
efa8b3af625cb63c
810771ec
ce92902a512b35ed
0d6c3965c8518aca
Application.
Win32.SmartA
pps.~B
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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33

Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 January 2009 at 7:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ecbf6408f8188f65
b123c6e1b995f3aa
49e49d33
c6d6ce6d6810c58b
988741d212401087
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
2 Tencent Executable 56518640da624a4e
92a5f0338781d47d
76382ff5
9a7d11d91d0e009b
507adcc32e8542ab
Yes 2.4.1266.2
03
2,4,1266,2
03
United States
3 Mozilla Foundation Executable 2fc12b783be83b0f
25374dc1b1fcfedf
06c4967c
141827a305be0461
4481b70705758bff
Yes 52.4.1 52.4.1 United States
4 N/A Executable 38956b81b4bc18aa
bfee5fd01279b605
4d1329b8
83f9fd1fd4b72219
901cd9004ad06804
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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