How to get rid of the Windows_Update VirusSometimes the Windows_Update file may cloak a virus, for example Kaspersky found Net-Worm.Win32.Kolab.nm, as well as F-Secure found Gen:Variant.MSILKrypt.1. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with Windows_Update.exe
The software provider of C: Documents and Settings nathu Desktop sdkljfhsldkjfhsdkljfhsdlkjfhkjxlcvhiucxyviousda.exe is unknown. We can, however, share a few interesting facts about this file. An obsolete or defective version of Windows_Update.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows_Update.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows_Update.exe 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)
- Windows_Update.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Windows_Update.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Windows_Update.exe Windows_Update.exe
Windows_Update.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Windows_Update.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 794,624 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The Windows_Update file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). Windows_Update.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, hides its presence from system tools as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 90% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Windows_Update.exe file has a 82% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 721,400 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
Attention: If you find Windows_Update.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 Windows_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 unknown
To remove Windows_Update.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Windows_Update.exe (Windows_Update.exe) 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 Windows_Update.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows_Update.exe 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 Windows_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.