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What is DivXUpdate.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 DivXUpdate.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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DivXUpdate.exe file information

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

The process known as DivX Update or DivX Setup belongs to software DivX Update or DivX Setup by DivX (www.divx.com).

Description: DivXUpdate.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DivXUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,259,376 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 1,164,584 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/divxupdate.exe.html 
The DivXUpdate.exe file is a Verisign signed file. DivXUpdate.exe is digitally signed. The DivXUpdate.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with DivXUpdate.exe, you may also remove the entire program DivX Setup or DivX-Setup using Windows Control Panel.

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

DivX Automatic Update Service - unnecessary but legit
  SB  
Divx Update utility
  meetoo   (further information)
doesn't seem to update DIVX app
  kathy bailey  
not dangerous, but totally useless service that should be disabled
  john  

Summary: Average user rating of DivXUpdate.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think DivXUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks DivXUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving DivXUpdate issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DivXUpdate. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 DivXUpdate.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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