What does the PAS9_Update.exe file do?
The PAS9_Update.exe process is also known as Palo Alto Software Update Manager (Version 8.0) and is a part of Business Plan Pro (Version 2007) or, as the case may be, Update Manager. This software is produced by Palo Alto Software (www.paloalto.com). An obsolete or defective version of PAS9_Update.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Palo Alto Software Update Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Palo Alto Software Update Manager 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)
- PAS9_Update.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PAS9_Update.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PAS9_Update.exe Palo Alto Software Update Manager
PAS9_Update.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PAS9_Update.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
The file size is 122,880 bytes.
When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The PAS9_Update file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 45% 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 PAS9_Update.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 PAS9_Update?
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 Business Plan Pro or Update Manager
To remove Palo Alto Software Update Manager 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 Business Plan Pro or Update Manager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PAS9_Update.exe (Palo Alto Software Update Manager) 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 Palo Alto Software Update Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Palo Alto Software Update Manager 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 PAS9_Update.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.