How to get rid of the MSupdate VirusSometimes 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:
- FTP Serv-U Daemon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- FTP Serv-U Daemon 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)
- MSupdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MSupdate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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.
- A MSupdate.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 711,168 bytes. This MSupdate program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. MSupdate.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools.
- A MSupdate.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 292,458 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This MSupdate.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The MSupdate file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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
To remove FTP Serv-U Daemon 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 Serv-U in the list of available programs.
- 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.