What does the AvEmUpdate.exe file do?
The AvEmUpdate.exe process is also known as Avast Emergency Update or, as the case may be, AVG Emergency Update and is a part of Avast Free Antivirus or, as the case may be, AVG Internet Security System. This software is produced by AVAST Software (www.avast.com) or, as the case may be, AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of AvEmUpdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Avast Emergency Update has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Avast Emergency Update has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AvEmUpdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AvEmUpdate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AvEmUpdate.exe Avast Emergency Update
AvEmUpdate.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AvEmUpdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,752,216 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,882,992 bytes, 2,970,544 bytes, 2,334,016 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,940,232 bytes.
The AvEmUpdate file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. AvEmUpdate.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 6% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AvEmUpdate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AvEmUpdate?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Avast Free Antivirus or AVG Internet Security System
To remove Avast Emergency Update from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Avast Free Antivirus or AVG Internet Security System in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AvEmUpdate.exe (Avast Emergency Update) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Avast Emergency Update. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Avast Emergency Update or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AvEmUpdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.