What does the MailRuUpdater.exe file do?
The MailRuUpdater.exe process is also known as Mail.Ru updater and is a part of MailRuUpdater or, as the case may be, http://mail.ru. This software is produced by Mail.Ru (www.mail.ru). An obsolete or defective version of MailRuUpdater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Mail.Ru updater has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Mail.Ru 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)
- MailRuUpdater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MailRuUpdater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MailRuUpdater.exe Mail.Ru updater
MailRuUpdater.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. MailRuUpdater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,127,960 bytes (33% of all these files), 5,490,408 bytes, 4,114,192 bytes, 5,527,256 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,608,736 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This MailRuUpdater.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The MailRuUpdater file is no part of Microsoft Windows. MailRuUpdater.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 64% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A MailRuUpdater.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 4,127,960 bytes (20% of all these files), 4,114,192 bytes, 5,873,880 bytes, 1,608,736 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,157,656 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. MailRuUpdater.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). MailRuUpdater.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications.
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 MailRuUpdater.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 MailRuUpdater?
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 MailRuUpdater or http://mail.ru
To remove Mail.Ru 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 MailRuUpdater or http://mail.ru in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if MailRuUpdater.exe (Mail.Ru 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 Mail.Ru updater. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Mail.Ru 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 MailRuUpdater.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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