How to Remove “autoupdate.exe”

What is autoupdate.exe?

autoupdate.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Cisco Systems. This process is known as Secure Update and it belongs to AutoUpdate Application. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after autoupdate.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with autoupdate.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the autoupdate.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove autoupdate.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove autoupdate.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove autoupdate.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 December 2008 at 12:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 42095729c8ab9baf
79b115503bfa2abe
5a8ceebd
5ec77a5ef27c1fdc
64fc349baccdc953
Packed.Win32
.MNSP.Gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
2 WWW.GMKEY.COM Executable 1e564d4d52dfd628
201b73bb3cd6a681
9d259222
7c82a5f51aa31d57
b217c2a47a9ef071
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.5 1.0.0.5 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 92d468659e0b28f0
128ef4041e34b0c2
b8e4941a
aead36160e105792
5bba7f35ba822055
Packed.Win32
.MNSP.Gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 2f251a435b77c44a
3848dcf3053d00e4
50f4620a
8b09119a272b6b15
715a80f7fe7c75fa
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 April 2010 at 1:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 WiseCleaner.com Executable f05266ca2f03fb0c
dfd712b00af93c13
99127c9d
d2b109557344ee05
2eea967cc31fd8e6
Yes 3.3.1.71 3.3 104.236.253.252/32
2 N/A Executable 6c188ebe7a42393d
664185fca34e7d81
9180922c
3cb7e4c7727e348d
99f2dbd36266d1b8
No 1, 0, 1, 9 1, 0, 1, 9 United States
3 Baidu.com, Inc. Executable d3eff666a8098b00
c663c5b68a2b5ad8
57f51a2b
a88ee0c4922973d1
5de63a36c190942a
Yes 5.2.7.2 5.2.7.2 United States
4 SYNNEX Executable b7f2db73a907b80a
b09ce53943dd466b
16b3ba14
b834190958b8260b
7059aaab25587cb5
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
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