How to Remove “spupdwxp.exe”

What is spupdwxp.exe?

spupdwxp.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Windows XP SP Installer Update Tasks and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of spupdwxp.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by spupdwxp.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 start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • 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 spupdwxp.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 September 2008 at 1:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 668338be6b424a8d
53428bd0b7c29ea7
23037e5a
4d37a8df799936a2
293249973b6ac211
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Australia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ade0322bfb71b4cd
b5c210327d0bdee7
ce5c2ef1
eb6df05ec02e76cf
1199e2cc7d111a99
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Germany N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0add30040f12160e
ff9b5eea691451b2
19ebb6d6
7b8f37885e61ecb7
5fd4d2c27820b732
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3dff06f498d6dd2f
d747c4e4bc57d2b2
0c7abb73
00cd5f59cfaa405f
6d45289af255e0f0
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 4:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e9013c5ca534fee8
2dbf2bc36eec53ad
0d776945
7c3de5833b407bc5
75c9195feb1577ab
No 5.1.2600.5
503
(xpsp.0803
06-1609)
5.1.2600.5
503
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cde770377e50f87f
2dbd16857f56356a
9bdf1fcb
4b585d23f93017b8
1efa41adf40e4f67
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 27e54111827f5de2
9c75c999292d709e
341e15a0
d32c4a0dfa90d7ca
d50f120433f33dd5
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0cf98689ddd0e4d7
e3c4d397307adc62
53cdd0ed
N/A No 5.1.2600.3
244
(xpsp.0710
30-1542)
5.1.2600.3
244
Germany
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