What does the winupdate86.exe file do?
The winupdate86.exe process is also known as JiugOPajm or, as the case may be, fkJUjWFwogmriTIryxoX and is a part of JiugOPajm or, as the case may be, fkJUjWFwogmriTIryxoX. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, zNeksIWNrwOIJPa. An obsolete or defective version of winupdate86.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- JiugOPajm has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- JiugOPajm 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)
- winupdate86.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winupdate86.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winupdate86.exe JiugOPajm
winupdate86.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file winupdate86.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 23,552 bytes (20% of all these files), 24,576 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The winupdate86 file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This winupdate86.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A winupdate86.exe file has a 18% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 20,992 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 winupdate86.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 winupdate86?
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 JiugOPajm or fkJUjWFwogmriTIryxoX
To remove JiugOPajm 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 JiugOPajm or fkJUjWFwogmriTIryxoX in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if winupdate86.exe (JiugOPajm) 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 JiugOPajm. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for JiugOPajm 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 winupdate86.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.