English | Deutsch

What is EgisUpdate.exe?

EgisUpdate.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 EgisUpdate.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

EgisUpdate.exe file information

The process known as EgisUpdate Release Application belongs to software EgisTec In-Product Service or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC by Egis Technology (www.egistec.com) or EgisTec (www.egistec.com).

Description: EgisUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file EgisUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 199,464 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 201,584 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/egisupdate.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. EgisUpdate.exe is a Verisign signed file. The EgisUpdate.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of any problems with EgisUpdate.exe, you can also do the following:

  • search the support area on the Egistec website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Shredder or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC.)

Recommended: Identify EgisUpdate.exe related errors

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

Its an updater related to mywinlocker program.
  Chunks   (further information)
Update process for MyWinLocker
This is part of the Egistec.com MyWinLocker encryption software that comes as a trial pay sample with Acer laptops. The process continually checks for updates to the software. If you are not using the software, you can disable the update checking process.
  James R Shaw   (further information)
It's an auto updater for mywinlocker suite, which Acer includes as bloatware with its net/notebooks. If you use the program keep it. If you uninstall mywinlocker Egisupdate stays and autostarts. Useless.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of EgisUpdate.exe: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks EgisUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks EgisUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about EgisUpdate.exe: 
How do you rate it: 
Link for more info's: 
Your Name: 

EgisUpdate scanner

Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.

SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.

Other processes

EgisUpdate.exe [all]