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How to get rid of the winupd Virus

Sometimes the winupd file may cloak a virus, for example TrendMicro found TROJ_GEN.RC1C7LG, as well as Microsoft found Trojan:Win64/Alureon. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.

Other problems with winupd.exe

The winupd.exe process is also known as Prof Chafe Cent and is a part of Kid Abm Bulbs. This software is produced by AVM GmbH (www.avm.de). An obsolete or defective version of winupd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about winupd.exe Prof Chafe Cent

winupd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Winupd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". The file size is 363,520 bytes.
The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 64% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

Attention: If you find winupd.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 winupd?

Update program for the program Avanza Vikingen , a stock analysis program
Thomas englund
remane file and add .avi. It then becomes an AVI file. I have used this method for a month or so with no ill effects and no pain in the butt popups.
If is in temp, then remove! It has a lock-key icon! It's spyware/virus.
V Vyacheslav

Summary: One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted winupd.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Kid Abm Bulbs

To remove Prof Chafe Cent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Kid Abm Bulbs in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if winupd.exe (Prof Chafe Cent) 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 Prof Chafe Cent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Prof Chafe Cent 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 winupd.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.

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