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: 26 November 2017 at 5:39 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
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582137a713d4d524
e6363a84
e31e89e2d6f202ac
825634e832729e6d
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 MESSAGE LABS Pvt. Ltd. Executable d57740367784fdd1
cdea509c97a75df2
2b6628c8
d33d04cc152b8244
2ff5d0aae6c76431
Virus.Win32.
Virut.D
No 8.0 8.0 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 November 2008 at 7:10 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 d011f8792a73014d
faaedc448e87741d
90a4570b
ff3343ffc17565c2
8b7077e604dde7f4
Yes 5.4.1.0 5.4.1.0 United States
4 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 36e9f1c8eaf210b8
b7766fd10795478c
10b532cd
277d297292af4c31
7c066cee845eccaa
Yes 5, 0, 0, 8 5.0.0.1 United Kingdom
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