What does the LinksysUpdater.exe file do?
The LinksysUpdater.exe process is also known as Linksys Updater or, as the case may be, Linksys EasyLink Advisor and is a part of Linksys EasyLink Advisor or, as the case may be, Linksys Updater. This software is produced by Linksys (home.cisco.com). An obsolete or defective version of LinksysUpdater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Linksys Updater has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Linksys Updater 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)
- LinksysUpdater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LinksysUpdater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LinksysUpdater.exe Linksys Updater
LinksysUpdater.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file LinksysUpdater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 204,800 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This LinksysUpdater.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 56% 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 LinksysUpdater.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 LinksysUpdater?
|It is part of the update service for my wireless lynksys updater (further information...) |
|LinkSysUpdater is part of Cisco Linksys router s/w. |
Summary: 2 users judge LinksysUpdater.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Linksys EasyLink Advisor or Linksys Updater
To remove Linksys Updater 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 Linksys EasyLink Advisor or Linksys Updater in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if LinksysUpdater.exe (Linksys Updater) 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 Linksys Updater. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Linksys Updater 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 LinksysUpdater.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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