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 or LiveUpda by Egis Technology ( or EGIS TECHNOLOGY INC 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 10/8/7/XP are 199,464 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 201,584 bytes and 5 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 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with EgisUpdate.exe, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Egistec website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Shredder or MyWinLocker (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify EgisUpdate.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EgisUpdate.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. 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.

  Guy Dumais   (further information)
I recently deleted my sons profile on the ACER computer he gave me, now this EGIS update fail message is appearing and annoying, I think it's harmful. I removed mywinlocker,and then egis (from the registry), to no ill-effect. I never used mywinlocker anyway.
  Jon R.  
Useless, comes pre-installed with Acer. Does not include a native way to uninstall. Even if you uninstall the associated MyWinLocker application, it is still on the computer and starts upon windows startup. Just another resource-wasting application from a crappy company.
  Rasmus Sorensen  
No opinion on whether it's dangerous or not, I suspect not. It is simply annoying, using a lot of resources whenever it starts. Which happens randomly, from time to time. On an Acer Aspire. De-installing warns you for the fact that it removes Win-Locker (You can't remember using it, so You start to hesitate... and that's always nasty fallpit that often leads to non-removal). If you go on removing it warns for effects on several programs, a.o. Windows apps and virusscanner. It is paused for that. Another moment to make you aware, or hesitate. Completion requires a restart, which I did immediately. If it ever returns, I will come back to report some more.
  Arjen Vreeken  
Component for HP Simplepass.
  HATE SCAMMERS   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of EgisUpdate.exe: based on 14 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think EgisUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think EgisUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade EgisUpdate.exe ("not sure about 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 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 EgisUpdate.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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