What is EgisUpdate.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 EgisUpdate.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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EgisUpdate.exe file information

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

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

Description: EgisUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The EgisUpdate.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 199,464 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 201,584 bytes and 4 more variants. 
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: MACHINE\Run). The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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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 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.

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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 recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving EgisUpdate issues

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