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What does the fwupdate.exe file do?

The fwupdate.exe process is also known as fwupdate and is a part of LG Firmware Autoupdate. This software is produced by BL (bitleader.com) or, as the case may be, BitLeader. An obsolete or defective version of fwupdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about fwupdate.exe fwupdate

fwupdate.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Fwupdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 249,856 bytes (33% of all these files), 557,056 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Fwupdate.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 41% 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 fwupdate.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 fwupdate?

This was loaded by the installation of LG USB DVD writer software
Van D. Allen II
Installed with CD/DVD rewriter LG GSA-H22L drivers etc. Checks LG website for firmware updates (further information...)
Brian Baulsom
Checks for updates to firmware for DVD writer.
Jonathan Clegg
Bestandteil des Trojaner.Win32.agent ui
is a LG's file to update the firmware fwupdate.exe(FirmWareupdate)
Nicolas

Summary: 3 users judge fwupdate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted fwupdate.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall LG Firmware Autoupdate

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To remove fwupdate from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for LG Firmware Autoupdate in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if fwupdate.exe (fwupdate) 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 fwupdate. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for fwupdate 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 fwupdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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