What does the WebUpdateSvc4.exe file do?
The WebUpdateSvc4.exe process is also known as Software Update Wizard Service (Version (V4.x)) or, as the case may be, Web Update Wizard Service (Version (V4)) and is a part of Web Update Wizard (Version V4.x, V4). This software is produced by Data Perceptions / PowerProgrammer (www.powerprogrammer.co.uk). An obsolete or defective version of WebUpdateSvc4.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Software Update Wizard service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Software Update Wizard service 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)
- WebUpdateSvc4.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WebUpdateSvc4.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WebUpdateSvc4.exe Software Update Wizard service
WebUpdateSvc4.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 262,360 bytes (36% of all these files), 412,776 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
It is the service "WebUpdate4".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The WebUpdateSvc4 file is no part of Microsoft Windows. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as track other applications. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A WebUpdateSvc4.exe file has a 41% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 262,360 bytes (35% of all these files), 291,088 bytes as well as 4 other variants. This WebUpdateSvc4.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The WebUpdateSvc4 file is not part of the Windows operating system. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as monitor other applications.
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 WebUpdateSvc4.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 WebUpdateSvc4?
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Summary: One user judges WebUpdateSvc4.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Web Update Wizard
To remove Software Update Wizard service 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 Web Update Wizard in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WebUpdateSvc4.exe (Software Update Wizard service) 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 Software Update Wizard service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Software Update Wizard service 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 WebUpdateSvc4.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.