How to Remove “adobeUpdater.exe”

What is adobeUpdater.exe?

Originally developed by  Adobe Systems.  adobeUpdater.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Adobe Reader.  It is located in C:\Program files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by adobeUpdater.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • adobeUpdater.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 adobeUpdater.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove adobeUpdater.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: 08 November 2011 at 10:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 292475b17770279b
d9789797c36ce4da
336c866a
b9cbb6f902c7141e
c4bf0bbd3bc1a73e
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 70aa20b58855f435
85e8824412c8aac0
543cfc71
9bf4683c09a2d602
94ff79ce026f4e64
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 3089bc3811b8f91b
e35ce292753484ea
6148c8f2
8a84d8cc2657db91
991445851a5db336
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5, 1, 0,
1082
5.1.0.1082
(BuildVers
ion:
46.278103;
BuildDate:
Wed Feb 28
2007
17:43:17)
Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 80fb3cb5b6c5965b
740fd94a518dc358
f8c6c69c
79f517c3c4d6d0d3
b7ec0763ebb11865
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 10:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 5575d2a5107183e2
9d6761f458d6636c
4ec891d9
cebb4703fe0a8759
47e5f0a3a95fe577
Yes 5, 1, 0,
1082
5.1.0.1082
(BuildVers
ion:
46.278103;
BuildDate:
Wed Feb 28
2007
17:43:17)
10.224.1.57/32
2 911 Executable f71b711575e34e67
dd9714f2668d624a
f3212a2b
0dd92ea80b5dac79
cab00638885c4c7f
No 1.00.0002 1.00.0002 Internal Submission
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 5575d2a5107183e2
9d6761f458d6636c
4ec891d9
cebb4703fe0a8759
47e5f0a3a95fe577
Yes 5, 1, 0,
1082
5.1.0.1082
(BuildVers
ion:
46.278103;
BuildDate:
Wed Feb 28
2007
17:43:17)
United States
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 64594c82f30cb4ee
aacfb62025b2064c
f2567d6f
af82432702ab794f
f778276f20c1e920
No 4, 0, 0,
44
4, 0, 0,
44
United States
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