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: 15 February 2018 at 9:54 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 IObit Executable d3329f13587cca8f
dbecef927c9e62b5
e67a7fd2
9f94c400b3953dec
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Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
Yes 1.0.0.185 1.0.0.0 Nigeria N/A
2 N/A Executable bf974d875ee7da47
293b54dd91624691
c5f3ae88
3a2ceaaf48d57609
ceca58d6157d15ed
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
3 N/A Executable f22b700af839589b
aae8510adfca75b6
9ae8e32f
072355797322711f
68786cfcc9773a81
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0, 5, 1, 0 0, 5, 1, 0 Algeria N/A
4 N/A Executable 0b05e6c060f09bc6
81389967f2a93d24
e8286eb2
e6401aaf6e76ea64
aeb3b74a05f4d9a0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0, 5, 1, 0 0, 5, 1, 0 Algeria 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 NetJapan, Inc. Executable 63b22fd2c194bed8
bcfaf9e9f1b8d5fc
391bf9e8
b82bfd84a20a2a7e
302f8e8d3eeb4623
Yes 4, 7, 6,
4111
4, 7, 6,
4111
10.0.17.142/32
2 N/A Executable 6c188ebe7a42393d
664185fca34e7d81
9180922c
3cb7e4c7727e348d
99f2dbd36266d1b8
No 1, 0, 1, 9 1, 0, 1, 9 United States
3 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 539bf18b1b0318c4
e5ff2a249cf15be7
72f4fde3
feee5ff227db690a
b299f4e2e37c6a36
Yes 5, 0, 0, 8 5.0.0.1 United States
4 WiseCleaner.com Executable cba00bb58cf8d117
e039728f3cc44a7e
940c81ec
7755a848626592e3
484a57246cdbfc1d
Yes 3.3.1.71 3.3 10.108.51.216/32
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