What does the Updater.exe file do?
The Updater.exe process is also known as Ask Updater or, as the case may be, Updater service and is a part of Popcorn Time or, as the case may be, TODO: Product name. This software is produced by Popcorn Time or, as the case may be, Ask (www.ask.com). An obsolete or defective version of Updater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ask Updater has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ask 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)
- Updater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Updater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Updater.exe Ask Updater
Updater.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Updater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 339,968 bytes (25% of all these files), 414,872 bytes as well as 67 other variants.
It is the service "updater".
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Updater.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 39% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Updater.exe file has a 57% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 750,304 bytes (6% of all these files), 165,888 bytes as well as 27 other variants. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. There is no internal description of the file. This Updater program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler, Run, DEFAULT\Run, User Shell Folders). This Updater program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Updater.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as record keystrokes.
- A Updater.exe file has a 35% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 639,712 bytes (6% of all these files), 571,152 bytes as well as 13 other variants. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This Updater program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not supply any version information or other description. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Updater.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
- A Updater.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 212,992 bytes.
- A Updater.exe file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 414,720 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 571,648 bytes.
- A Updater.exe file has a 82% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 609,792 bytes.
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 Updater.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 Updater?
|iRiVER mp3 player file manager |
|this file is installed when you have a iriver mp3 player. it only wants to access the internet and is not dangerous. |
|just that it installed after updating my iriver drivers & software |
|Installed after iRiver MP3 player install of Music Manager - Looking for software upgrades. I personally block it as I don't want so called updaters running and taking resources. I can check for upgrades myself. |
|after downloading iriver mp3 music manager, Agobot-ot.exe started to appear, it's a worm!!! i deleted it with F-secure but it reappear in again in different name called "Mood Application* (Updater.exe)" any idea how to remove this worms associated with iriveramerica ? |
Summary: 15 users judge Updater.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted Updater.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Popcorn Time or TODO: Product name
To remove Ask 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 Popcorn Time or TODO: Product name in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Updater.exe (Ask 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 Ask Updater. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ask 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 Updater.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.