How to Remove “smupdate.exe”

What is smupdate.exe?

smupdate.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Google Inc. This process is known as Software Update and it belongs to Smith Micro Software Update. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of smupdate.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by smupdate.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 smupdate.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, 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 smupdate.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 smupdate.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 smupdate.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 November 2009 at 8:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Smith Micro Software, Inc. Executable 85b818784193ddd0
0665ccc7093ff440
dbe7b134
9f6071dbd0a36377
80fcaf241869ec83
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 3.0.2.0 3.0.2.0 130.180.216.76/32 N/A
2 Smith Micro Software, Inc. Executable 71042585b1cc8e64
dddffb9024b1d138
02813b63
e9c882dff93d3f45
195ed6011c8e7d43
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 3.0.2.0 3.0.2.0 Indonesia N/A
3 N/A Executable 71f508ec3e6c9b54
8efc5260c9316a0d
572bdc04
fb0347ad62771089
9d01e51f06542e34
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 2cd08d0d061c95aa
943f91c6dfff1730
7288df33
f937f7e57b75a7fc
b89ce6a3d144a4ae
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 7:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a95f82e25329cb5e
f089365f0cbe9d73
f78106a5
5a9ae571792e2f45
3965c3274206f843
No N/A N/A China
2 N/A Executable b5dc652ffa31f18c
6434e4eb3aa27b11
f7b90ad7
918c991df8138542
48c8545e0c65c70e
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United Kingdom
3 Smith Micro Software, Inc. Executable ceb92fa72c5cf18e
b1911e05b32632a2
437b2260
106b83e8ef560347
1564ee51b48c7363
No 3.0.2.0 3.0.2.0 United States
4 N/A Executable 989b55b1c0f513cf
3d7f99dc25f31b32
f7ac6ed9
09cbea1e341d3eb7
d01c11359cb4d17b
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Germany
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