How to get rid of the Updates VirusSometimes the Updates file may cloak a virus, for example Microsoft found Trojan:Win32/Dugenpal.A or, as the case may be, Trojan:Win32/Malagent, as well as Symantec found Backdoor.Trojan or, as the case may be, Suspicious.Emit. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Updates.exe
The Updates.exe process is also known as Executable for Purble Place Game or, as the case may be, ICQ and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, ICQ. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, ICQ (www.icq.com). An obsolete or defective version of Updates.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Executable has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Executable 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)
- Updates.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Updates.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Updates.exe Executable
Updates.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Updates.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 113,664 bytes (33% of all these files), 108,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 29,184 bytes.
This Updates program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The Updates file is not part of the Windows operating system. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This Updates program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Updates.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 73,728 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. This Updates.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The Updates file is not part of the Windows operating system. Updates.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
Attention: If you find Updates.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 Updates?
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 the program or ICQ
To remove Executable 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 the program or ICQ in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Updates.exe (Executable) 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 Executable. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Executable 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 Updates.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.