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How to remove an BMUpdate error


BMUpdate.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if BMUpdate.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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BMUpdate.exe file information

The process known as BMUpdate MFC Application or BMLauncher MFC Application belongs to software BMUpdate Application or BMLauncher Application by EchoBahn.com.

Description: The file BMUpdate.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 176,128 bytes (97% of all occurrences) or 180,224 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/bmupdate.exe.html 
The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The BMUpdate.exe file is not a Windows system file. BMUpdate.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

  • "BMupdate" is not required to run at start up. Related to the BookmarkCentral entry. Typically added after downloading drivers for Visioneer scanners for example, and you install the driver self-install

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BMUpdate.exe. Therefore, you should check the BMUpdate.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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User Comments

Came with Visioneer's ScanSoft software.
  Pat Mc.   (further information)
172KB application;Modified: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 2:12:36; Created(on MYCOMP~1)Monday, June, 20, 2005 11:17:19AM(GMT -06:00)
  tommywho70x  
bmupdate.exe is a software bundler with scanner drivers allowing you to manage bookmarks as well as displaying third party advertisments. This process is not vital to the system or any application and should be removed to free up resources.
  Josh Kampschmidt  
it is an auto downloader for the visioneer scanner
   
bmupdate.exe is a software bundler with scanner drivers allowing you to manage bookmarks as well as displaying third party advertisments. This process is not vital to the system or any application and should be removed to free up resources.
  Joshua Kampschmidt  
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It first appeared after I ran the self-installer program 6600e.exe provided by Visioneer for my Visioneer One-Touch 6600 USB scanner. It appears to be unnecessary for correct operation of my scanner. It is certainly not necessary for correct operation of Windows XP.
  Nigel  
It is being detected as Malicious code by F-secure but left untouched, it seems to be safe, I have renamed it to bmupdate.old on some machines without incident. Not sure whether or not to delete it.
  Vincent M  
It is a Visioneer cookie. See purplehaz comment in the link below
    (further information)
I got it after installed software/driver for a Visioneer scaner. Delete it!
  Adrian Max  
It is an adware program for the visioneer scanner software. It is suposed to help them bookmark your sites but it also supplies adds that you don't want. I personally deleted the file. It is unneeded and just causes more chances for other programs to imitate it to gain access to your computer.
  M Burgess   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of BMUpdate.exe: based on 9 votes with 11 reviews.
3 users think BMUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks BMUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade BMUpdate.exe ("not sure about it").


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