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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First Seen: 13 November 2008 at 3:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 N/A Executable 9459b67d68525017
2df9ec51bd4d8015
bae70cc0
39ae221b70afdc7c
035396074dd97830
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 891952f3ad241d92
f5b271af60e15d25
502841d3
10038d6fd7861d1a
401d0c0e2339e478
No 6, 2,
2010, 708
6, 2,
2010, 708
Internal Submission
3 Sipphone.com Executable 9020e0c4c8062df4
94a66cafa7a9aaf1
f4c90b6b
0566a06e372131c1
571e75c24deea5da
No 4.0.5.400 4.0.5.400 Internal Submission
4 Sipphone.com Executable 885daf1e702a09a0
8d39728f699a1a53
9c534aa1
bc30beaa30104759
e60074b100226c44
No 4.0.0.338 4.0.0.338 Internal Submission
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