update.exe – Here is the scoop on Update as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is update.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Update?
update.exe (Update) – Details
The process update.exe could be one of many Adware/Spyware/Virus programs. You should treat this process as a threat unless it is proven not to be.
update.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag Update as a virus, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
Update is likely a virus and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of update.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information to websites.
update.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because spyware removal programs flag Update as spyware, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
Update is likely spyware and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of update.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information.
update.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because Adware Removal programs flag Update as Adware, but also because there can be privacy issues associated with this product.
Update is likely adware and as such, presents an unnecessary risk which should be eliminated! Removing update.exe may cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information.
Removing Update may be difficult.
update.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag Update as a trojan, but also because other sites consider it a Trojan as well.
Update is likely a Trojan and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of update.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, loss of data, loss of control or leaking private information.
Our process monitor database currently registers update.exe to Unknown.
You should take our Firewall Test and look at your Digital Footprint to make sure your system is not giving away valuable information or has open ports on your firewall that may allow attackers to compromise your computer; these tests are completely free.
Whenever you have a concern about a file like update.exe, feel free to leave a comment (you’ll find the comment section at the bottom of this page); we’ll research your process or dll file and post the results to the site.
We do our best to update process information as often as possible but inaccuracies may still exist; a prime example would be a virus that is named after a legitimate file and perhaps Update is such a case. If you find an inaccuracy or have information that will help others, please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!
UPDATE.EXE – Disclaimer
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Updater.exe – File Information
The file updater.exe is known to exist in 53,248 and 45,056 bytes sizes.
The default location of the updater.exe file on a Windows XP/Vista computer is C:\Windows\System32.
Shared below is the list of malware that is known to be associated with the updater.exe file:
Trojan-GameThief.Win32.OnLineGames.bkzf [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan.KillAV!sd6 [PC Tools]
New Malware.aq [McAfee]
Mal/Packer, Mal/Behav-204 [Sophos]
Generic PWS!hv.br [McAfee]
Generic Downloader.x [McAfee]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ajyc [Kaspersky Lab]
Generic BackDoor [McAfee]
Trojan-Spy.Gampass!sd6 [PC Tools]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.akah [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ajvt [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bpwi [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan.Win32.Agent.bcn [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan Horse [Symantec]
New Malware.u [McAfee]
BKDR_BIFROSE.AIP [Trend Micro]
Backdoor.Win32.VB.giq [Kaspersky Lab]
Backdoor.Win32.Agent.afei [Kaspersky Lab]
Backdoor.Bifrose.RH.Gen [PC Tools]
Backdoor.Agent!sd6 [PC Tools]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.jmz [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Small!sd6 [PC Tools]
Worm.RBot.Gen.6 [PC Tools]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.akbj [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ajyd [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.vmm [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bptm [Kaspersky Lab]
Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen [Kaspersky Lab]
Backdoor.Win32.MoSucker.30.az [Kaspersky Lab]
WORM_RBOT.GEN-1 [Trend Micro]
Adware.Agent!sd5 [PC Tools]
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Barogo.af [Kaspersky Lab]
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.nh [Kaspersky Lab]
Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.dbc [Kaspersky Lab]
Mal/VB-F, Mal/Behav-103 [Sophos]
Mal/Packer, Mal/EncPk-BW, Mal/Behav-214, Mal/Behav-204 [Sophos]
Mal/Packer, Mal/EncPk-BW, Mal/Behav-214 [Sophos]
Generic PUP.x [McAfee]
Backdoor.Win32.Poison.ucq [Kaspersky Lab]
Backdoor.Bifrose [PC Tools]
Adware.Barogo!ct [PC Tools]
TROJ_ILNOTIFER.A [Trend Micro]
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Lmir.ja [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Notifier.Win32.IllNotifier.a [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Geral.jc [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bcyn [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan.Win32.Cossta.yr [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan.IllNotifier.B [PC Tools]
Trojan.DL.CKSPost.Gen [PC Tools]