What is CMUpdater.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 CMUpdater.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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CMUpdater.exe file information

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

The process known as CMUpdater.exe belongs to software Join Air or T-Mobile Mobile Broadband or MTC Connection Manager or Reliance (version 3G) or SMART BRO or Telenor Internet or PROLiNK HSPA Modem or AIS SUPER (version 3G Connection Manager) by ZTE CORPORATION (

Description: CMUpdater.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CMUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 677,712 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 671,744 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The CMUpdater.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The CMUpdater.exe file is not a Windows core file. CMUpdater.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with CMUpdater.exe, you can go to the software publisher,, for advice or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramJoin Air or 1&1 Surf-Stick.

Recommended: Identify CMUpdater.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CMUpdater.exe. Therefore, you should check the CMUpdater.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

cmupdater.exe is part of zte corporation's 3g modem updater software
  UfukArt.Com   (further information)
Ist Teil der UMTS Verbindungssoftware
CMUpdater gehört zu vielen mobilen Internet-Verbindungsgeräten wie z.B. Surfsticks. Scheint nicht unbedingt notwendig. Wenn man das Programm schließt verbessert sich die Verbindungsgeschwindigkeit merklich.
It is malware, a trojan that hacks information
I use mobile Broadband, so this program MIGHT be nessesary, but it "eat" resources so my laptop freezes.
  Tonny Bo  
It slows down your internet when browsing and makes your system very slow

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CMUpdater.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think CMUpdater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think CMUpdater.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving CMUpdater issues

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