What does the dragon_updater.exe file do?
The dragon_updater.exe process is also known as COMODO Dragon and is a part of Comodo Dragon. This software is produced by Comodo Security Solutions (www.comodo.com). An obsolete or defective version of dragon_updater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- COMODO Dragon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- COMODO Dragon 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)
- dragon_updater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dragon_updater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dragon_updater.exe COMODO Dragon
dragon_updater.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file dragon_updater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,135,232 bytes (25% of all these files), 2,370,240 bytes as well as 16 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The dragon_updater file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Dragon_updater.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 63% 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 dragon_updater.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 dragon_updater?
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 Comodo Dragon
To remove COMODO Dragon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Comodo Dragon in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dragon_updater.exe (COMODO Dragon) 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 COMODO Dragon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for COMODO Dragon 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 dragon_updater.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.
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