How to remove the autoupdatev2 virus

Most antivirus programs identify autoupdatev2.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as TrojanClicker:Win32/VB, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_CLICKER.DZ.

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Autoupdatev2.exe file information

The process known as autoupdatev2 appears to belong to software autoupdater or autoupdatev2 by Microsoft ( or CS.

Description: Autoupdatev2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The autoupdatev2.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes or 45,056 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Autoupdatev2.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify autoupdatev2.exe related errors

Important: You should check the autoupdatev2.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of autoupdatev2.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think autoupdatev2.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving autoupdatev2 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active autoupdatev2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the autoupdatev2.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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