How to Remove “spupdw2k.exe”

What is spupdw2k.exe?

spupdw2k.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows 2000 SP Installer Update Tasks. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as spupdw2k.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with spupdw2k.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with spupdw2k.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • spupdw2k.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible spupdw2k.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove spupdw2k.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free 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 after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove spupdw2k.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 November 2010 at 1:53 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f5c608eb250560af
d7805bbedac73992
6cc6072a
5a6fad67bd179932
3aff954f95bbc747
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 December 2008 at 7:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 0044cfc3900f1f39
3b4d6ba3e2fddd09
fc2370a1
c94ae7c2ea6447f2
92e9df15e1d31b97
No N/A N/A Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable fcd69201a55c36dc
e54668321a05c677
5c9e96f7
53aa5325c3bc6547
6228d9fb03f0e3ae
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
Austria
3 N/A Non-executable 0044cfc3900f1f39
3b4d6ba3e2fddd09
fc2370a1
c94ae7c2ea6447f2
92e9df15e1d31b97
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 933b1a584dd458f8
f1bc1b56c104a93c
fa65057b
d912a1da140e3cb2
5de0d089ffd5c07e
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
Internal Submission
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