How to get rid of the UpdateAdmin VirusSometimes the UpdateAdmin file may cloak a virus, e.g. F-Secure found Application.Bundler.RK, as well as TrendMicro found PUA_DownloadAdmin. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with UpdateAdmin.exe
The UpdateAdmin.exe process is also known as UpdateAdmin and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Download Admin or, as the case may be, Bush Street Installer. An obsolete or defective version of UpdateAdmin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- UpdateAdmin has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UpdateAdmin 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)
- UpdateAdmin.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UpdateAdmin.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UpdateAdmin.exe UpdateAdmin
UpdateAdmin.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. UpdateAdmin.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 225,552 bytes (50% of all these files), 237,840 bytes or, as the case may be, 236,960 bytes.
This UpdateAdmin.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. UpdateAdmin.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This UpdateAdmin.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, TaskScheduler). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 17% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find UpdateAdmin.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 UpdateAdmin?
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 unknown
To remove UpdateAdmin 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UpdateAdmin.exe (UpdateAdmin) 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 UpdateAdmin. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for UpdateAdmin 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 UpdateAdmin.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.