How to Remove “a2upd.exe”

What is a2upd.exe?

a2upd.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Emsi Software GmbH. This process is known as a-squared replacement tool and it belongs to a-squared product. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of a2upd.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by a2upd.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 a2upd.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, 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 a2upd.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 a2upd.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 a2upd.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove a2upd.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 January 2010 at 4:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 0717d10b0fab3157
b55c39761226ee56
10cac967
8dbe31e2f06d0a99
1e8c556e2b0f8d54
Virus.Win32.
Sality.T
No 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 99da278a961f1ce0
cb679625190575f1
8b26a26d
f1cb87828cbed3e0
17ef3872d2c60dec
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
3 N/A Executable d048dc5b08ddc584
92ec0c2f38141bc5
2c131ba3
560caa7f1ddc8b0b
4a717dc047bcbb16
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No N/A N/A Germany N/A
4 Emsi Software GmbH Executable a25d09dd1efd2664
036690c9470e4039
3dca7196
3f3b14b844c495ea
daf2b29b36b2e5dc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 6:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 8a3884ab6e1d203d
6cdd51af9695efa2
5ac824c8
ae7a5621f2266519
de90f5c441a54569
Yes 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 Australia
2 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 8a3884ab6e1d203d
6cdd51af9695efa2
5ac824c8
ae7a5621f2266519
de90f5c441a54569
Yes 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 Internal Submission
3 Emsi Software GmbH Executable fdc686c827aaffd8
c33231640044edd5
192b3118
1c7ff26a5aa39ca1
422992681b447b6d
Yes 3.0.0.65 3.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Emsi Software GmbH Executable fc91fde0a4128999
a9d8e15dc686f2dc
4ce9e6bd
fc7c7be5b3b02586
77ee2ecd5dda946e
Yes 3.0.0.64 3.0.0.0 Internal Submission
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