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How to get rid of the MSupdate Virus

Sometimes the MSupdate file may cloak a virus, such as Microsoft found Backdoor:Win32/Rbot.gen or, as the case may be, VirTool:Win32/CeeInject.gen!J, as well as Symantec found W32.Randex.gen or, as the case may be, Trojan Horse. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with MSupdate.exe

The MSupdate.exe process is also known as FTP Serv-U Daemon and is a part of Serv-U. This software is produced by Cat Soft (www.cat-soft.com). An obsolete or defective version of MSupdate.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 MSupdate.exe FTP Serv-U Daemon

MSupdate.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file MSupdate.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,296,911 bytes (22% of all these files), 161,842 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The MSupdate file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This MSupdate program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. MSupdate.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, hide itself from other programs as well as track other applications. For this reason, 80% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find MSupdate.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.

What do other computer users say about MSupdate?

msupdate.exe is Cool Web Search Update that sets the homepage of the browser to coolwwwsearch.com and it doesn't allow to change the homepage of the browser. Better get rid of it.

Summary: 2 users judge MSupdate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted MSupdate.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Serv-U

MSupdate.exe FTP Serv-U Daemon fix

To remove FTP Serv-U Daemon 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 Serv-U in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if MSupdate.exe (FTP Serv-U Daemon) 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 FTP Serv-U Daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for FTP Serv-U Daemon 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 MSupdate.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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