How to remove the gupdate virus

Most antivirus programs identify gupdate.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Carberp.I or Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac, and Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic or Trojan-Ransom.NSIS.Onion.jei.

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Gupdate.exe file information

The process known as gupdate.exe belongs to software gupdate by unknown.

Description: Gupdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The gupdate.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 100,969 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 88,947 bytes, 87,299 bytes or 46,080 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Gupdate.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Company provides direct support ( You could remove the entire program gupdate using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify gupdate.exe related errors

Important: You should check the gupdate.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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Best practices for resolving gupdate issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active gupdate process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the gupdate.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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