What is app_updater.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the app_updater.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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App_updater.exe file information

The process known as Digital Wave Update Service

belongs to software Free Studio or Free YouTube To (version MP3 Converter) or Free YouTube Download or Free Audio Converter or Free MP4 Video Converter or Free Video Call Recorder for Skype or Free Video Flip and Rotate or Free Video to (version MP3 Converter) or Free Dailymotion Download or Free DVD Video Converter or Free NicoVideo Download

by Digital Wave.

Description: App_updater.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file app_updater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 388,968 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 382,312 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The app_updater.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as app_updater.exe. Therefore, you should check the app_updater.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Versteck sich als system prozess um das deinstallieren von den programm was von youtube downlaoder installiert wurde zu blockieren. PUP (potentially unwanted program)
Bei mir kam sie bei der Installation von Diablo 2 zusammen mit Bnlog und D2XP_IX86_1xx_114d.mpq

Summary: Average user rating of app_updater.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving app_updater issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with app_updater. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the app_updater.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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