qbupdate.exe – Here is the scoop on Quickbooks Updater as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is qbupdate.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Quickbooks Updater?
qbupdate.exe (Quickbooks Updater) – Details
The qbupdate.exe process is used by Quickbooks to perform scheduled updates. When updates are available the program will download and install them automatically, ensuring that your copy of Quickbooks is always up to date. If it is stopped, Quickbooks will not be updated, but other than that there are no negative effects to terminating the process
qbupdate.exe is an application that does NOT appear to be a security risk
Our process monitor database currently registers qbupdate.exe to Intuit.
This is part of Quickbooks.
qbupdate.exe is related to mrtmngr.exe, qagent.exe, qbdagent2002.exe, qtask.exe, qwdlls.exe, bagent.exe, billmind.exe,
QBUPDATE.EXE – Disclaimer
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You may not be checking back here, but if you are, could you tell me how, after reinstalling the 2004 version, you got QB to be back at the same state as it had been on your old machine, with the updates that needed to be installed from the original 2004 version to current date? I’m going to have to reinstall Windows, and I’m cringing at the thought of all the updating that will have to happen to make up for that six years of updates – and that’s *IF* Intuit even still supports updating a version as old as 2004. Or was there a way that you were able to use the qbpatch.exe file that is in the Quickbooks “Components\DownloadQB13\Patch” directory to re-update from files that are already on the computer? There’s a bunch of .rtp files also in that directory that look like likely suspects to perhaps be files used in the process of updating over the years. Perhaps just running qbpatch.exe would automatically “re-update” to a current status (tho I’m not sure if/how the qbinstall.ini and the patch.ini files in that same directory might have to be modified to facilitate this). Any tips would be appreciated…
Here is my story: I have owned Quickbooks 2004 since, well, 2004. I recently bought a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. After jumping through a few hoops I was able to get QB 2004 to install and it worked fine for about two weeks. Then the QB updater ran and downloaded a NAG screen that “warns” me that QB 2004 “may” not run correctly under Win 7 and that I should “upgrade” (of course). I can’t get rid of the NAG screen without a reinstall. Any program that installs unwanted software on my computer that inconveniences me, without a way to remove it, is spyware.