How to Remove “gpupdate.exe”

What is gpupdate.exe?

gpupdate.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Google. This process is known as Google Microsoft Group Policy Refresh Utility and it belongs to the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of gpupdate.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by gpupdate.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the gpupdate.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from gpupdate.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the gpupdate.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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.

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with gpupdate.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 313d9afb3a596dcb
fa0fee14608bc1ea
21a2a971
0d2eadb152cd70e7
2cec2a7cb8d7bada
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Zimbabwe N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable d7b3152a953b096c
97aa2bbb29e1aab6
39baf5e8
98826183c1328199
871529c1528dde97
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable a9f77a9f68fbbd5b
c2c6742f86a5ee9a
07912a66
03282b818d2935e1
d0c3d12fe33ccfae
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable ef3d2563fa3e29c1
be76a149ff91398a
b9987775
e068ee33b5e9cb31
7c1af7cecc1bacb5
TrojWare.Win
32.Ransom.Pe
tya.DA
No N/A N/A 10.108.52.92/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 11:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c83b8e46291d9f7
697817341a8b8362
7447d90d
9505bd2a77802883
720f92691fb30b95
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 United States
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2d382bd3b0f2fc8e
11231f18047b914d
5283bb17
55a35359f0b5c9fe
645a370ac9928742
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e5223cd6cb9ec5f
2fcbcdf575fcc695
6d6dcd66
badb6b77c2c9f729
528543d79418429f
No 6.0.6002.1
8005
(lh_sp2rtm
.090410-18
30)
6.0.6002.1
8005
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ceb7c6bb9adaff2a
b6c7730328fe7854
1fbce9f3
37a4fa8bfac3778e
e35c1362fb1a6175
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Turkey
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