What is AutoUpdater.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 AutoUpdater.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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AutoUpdater.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AutoUpdater
AutoUpdater.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AutoUpdater belongs to software AutoUpdater by NSG (

Description: AutoUpdater.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AutoUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,296 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 59,904 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. AutoUpdater.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove AutoUpdater, âåðñèÿ or Your Uninstaller! 7 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service [1][2] or check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2].

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If AutoUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 671,360 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 663,168 bytes, 659,456 bytes or 645,992 bytes. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. AutoUpdater.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove UpdatePCTuto (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AutoUpdater.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic PUA AA (PUA) (detected by Sophos), and ADW_PIRRIT or ADW_PIRR (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the AutoUpdater.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If AutoUpdater has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving AutoUpdater issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AutoUpdater. 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 AutoUpdater.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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