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.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

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: 25 October 2011 at 1:29 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79cbedaf8d130383
06ec01e89be8a28d
4e2eba76
80365df6aa513f9e
a76a5b18d8d73109
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Egypt N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5233daef8969e2d1
10082228a06ce241
f7e0e613
2bbdceabe5cf8ed4
4b4bae8510a9b2ef
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a04f5dad4fe82918
1c733c92e6d9f6a8
1563fb23
966642fc83beee01
9b00bc74ff2c41ad
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 July 2008 at 8:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable edf1e8865a3e9a3b
4bd87f90da1c2115
41c99139
3818899a2c43d9ba
86e43e56d3ec4a73
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.117/32
2 爱奇艺 Executable b839d9f2c540d90a
bbc7de86cafc60ac
ddc5ad8e
fc0030fc0cd9b4d8
187f729d6ff6e7e8
Yes 3.0.2.61 3.0.2.61 Taiwan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c83b8e46291d9f7
697817341a8b8362
7447d90d
9505bd2a77802883
720f92691fb30b95
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0b80bfc7ee646a35
83f35fdbeaab94a8
5c6d20ed
2ba7ef5c35656e78
8552eca38b8654c3
No 10.0.14393
.0
(rs1_relea
se.160715-
1616)
10.0.14393
.0
Japan
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