What is icedragon_updater.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 icedragon_updater.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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Icedragon_updater.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with icedragon_updater
Icedragon_updater.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as COMODO IceDragon or COMODO IceDragon Update Service belongs to software Comodo IceDragon by Comodo Security Solutions (

Description: Icedragon_updater.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Icedragon_updater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,821,384 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 1,971,888 bytes, 446,664 bytes, 4,028,568 bytes or 1,972,408 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. Icedragon_updater.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Comodo IceDragon occur, you may also want to do the following:

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

Used for updating the Comodo IceDragon Browser
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Summary: Average user rating of icedragon_updater.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks icedragon_updater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving icedragon_updater issues

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