How to Remove “appupgrade.exe”

What is appupgrade.exe?

appupgrade.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as EMV Consultories. It belongs to Application Upgrade, developed by EMV Consultores. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as appupgrade.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with appupgrade.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with appupgrade.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • appupgrade.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible appupgrade.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove appupgrade.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free 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 after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 March 2012 at 9:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 N/A Executable ec9502ccf9db4182
622d730793249fb6
16e034db
8be03e22e1d0369c
87a78f3e82e99d8b
No 6, 2,
2010, 708
6, 2,
2010, 708
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 167abd0a9f39db60
a40ccbb3591fe3dc
a2c215ac
bf9b34ea8395861e
b845969a722d3162
No 6, 2,
2010, 708
6, 2,
2010, 708
Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 160e4b3aaa2aad4b
936ba9d139e20642
0d0ba790
0258706e6099cee9
e1a488ebaf6475f2
No 6, 2,
2010, 708
6, 2,
2010, 708
United States
4 N/A Executable 87b6a8d00e03d3a2
546c19f14a220604
0c86a7d7
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No N/A N/A 10.224.1.22/32
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