What is IDMSL Auto Update.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 IDMSL Auto Update.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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IDMSL Auto Update.exe file information

The process known as Auto Update of IDM silent or Auto Update IDM silent belongs to software Auto Update of IDM silent or Auto Update IDM silent by NLS Team or HVPC Software.

Description: IDMSL Auto Update.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IDMSL Auto Update.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 436,845 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 436,763 bytes. 
The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). IDMSL Auto Update.exe is not a Windows system file. IDMSL Auto Update.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

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If IDMSL Auto Update.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 472,145 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. IDMSL Auto Update.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as IDMSL Auto Update.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IDMSL Auto Update.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 IDMSL Auto Update issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IDMSL Auto Update. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 IDMSL Auto Update.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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