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: 17 January 2012 at 4:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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 bb1832878fbaaff3
6cf2e5ca534abc9e
ab9fa258
a8b46b560f9d1dfc
f57daede2cb6548f
Yes 4.0.0.3 4.0.0.0 United States
2 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 8a3884ab6e1d203d
6cdd51af9695efa2
5ac824c8
ae7a5621f2266519
de90f5c441a54569
Yes 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 Australia
3 Emsi Software GmbH Executable 8a3884ab6e1d203d
6cdd51af9695efa2
5ac824c8
ae7a5621f2266519
de90f5c441a54569
Yes 4.5.0.2 4.5.0.0 Finland
4 Emsi Software GmbH Executable bb1832878fbaaff3
6cf2e5ca534abc9e
ab9fa258
a8b46b560f9d1dfc
f57daede2cb6548f
Yes 4.0.0.3 4.0.0.0 United Kingdom
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