What is autoupdate_srv.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 autoupdate_srv.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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Autoupdate_srv.exe file information

The process known as autoupdate_srv or AUP Agent belongs to software autoupdate_srv or Alice Connect by Alice Systems AB.

Description: Autoupdate_srv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Autoupdate_srv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 290,816 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The autoupdate_srv.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Autoupdate_srv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as autoupdate_srv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the autoupdate_srv.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

Automatic Update Agent (O2 Mobile Internet Software)
  Christian Fellner   (further information)
Part of Vodafone mobile phone connection package, but is started by common startup
  Trevor Andrews  

Summary: Average user rating of autoupdate_srv.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think autoupdate_srv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving autoupdate_srv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with autoupdate_srv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the autoupdate_srv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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