How to Remove “mcupdate.exe”

What is mcupdate.exe?

mcupdate.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as McAfee SecurityCenter Update Engine. It belongs to software McAfee SecurityCenter and was developed by McAfee. It is commonly stored in C:\Program files.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as mcupdate.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with mcupdate.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the mcupdate.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the mcupdate.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program files then the system is not affected by mcupdate.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by mcupdate.exe malware.

How to remove mcupdate.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing mcupdate.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 March 2009 at 10:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 McAfee, Inc Executable c36ab43828eeb415
8849007beb337fba
40177358
c7d0c96ad30cfafc
37f621c75fad6252
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5, 1, 0, 2 5, 1, 0, 0 Germany N/A
2 N/A Executable ce00528805b43c3b
b9f9838d1b974732
98f5312e
002020cbc154f319
072d48bfa11368b0
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00.0050 1.00.0050 Internal Submission N/A
3 McAfee, Inc Executable c36ab43828eeb415
8849007beb337fba
40177358
c7d0c96ad30cfafc
37f621c75fad6252
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5, 1, 0, 2 5, 1, 0, 0 United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e813f7c5714004f
f1a3c1fed8b7b761
8363b81c
3e2231c204b8ed71
c332e400ad9a1dc0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Sri Lanka N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 February 2009 at 10:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8e1f7938fa7ae504
5c91334f5856380f
6e9c30c1
2b8526928699585a
81b0e1249d64703c
No 6.1.7600.1
6648
(win7_gdr.
100803-165
3)
6.1.7600.1
6648
United States
2 copyright by loveboom Executable 079c5e4f05a21438
a87e4c05d98411ae
8b2868be
283ceb986aee8d2b
da2155829e5bb685
No 2011, 10,
11, 0
1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.22/32
3 McAfee, Inc. Executable 84b6fc1dae4c79e3
bbc588f5e5e048b0
83237c4b
db4154988b858515
9146e91fb386b158
Yes 11,6,434,0 11,6,0,0 Singapore
4 copyright by loveboom Executable 079c5e4f05a21438
a87e4c05d98411ae
8b2868be
283ceb986aee8d2b
da2155829e5bb685
No 2011, 10,
11, 0
1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
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