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How to remove the MSupdate virus


Most antivirus programs identify MSupdate.exe as malware, such as Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen or Packed.Win32.Black.a, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Rbot.gen or Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute.
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MSupdate.exe file information

The process known as FTP Serv-U Daemon or ProtoType (version v2.3.0 build 500) appears to belong to software Serv-U or BeyonD TechNoloGies ProtoType_v2 or Serv-U FTP Server by Cat Soft (www.cat-soft.com) or BeyonD aDvanceD TechNoloGies.

Description: MSupdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file MSupdate.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 161,842 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 1,175,240 bytes and 13 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/msupdate.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The software has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. MSupdate.exe is able to hide itself, record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If MSupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 380,928 bytes (62% of all occurrences) or 711,168 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. MSupdate.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). MSupdate.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and hide itself.

If MSupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 59,904 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 68,608 bytes. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The MSupdate.exe file is not a Windows system file. MSupdate.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

If MSupdate.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 158,423 bytes.

If MSupdate.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 292,458 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Microsoft IT Update" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
  • "MSConfig Manager" definitely not required. CoolWebSearch parasite related
  • "msupdate" definitely not required.
  • "Updates" definitely not required. CoolWebSearch parasite variant

Important: You should check the MSupdate.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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User Comments

Startet automatisch am besten direkt deinstallieren ! sehr gefährlich !
  LuC  
msupdate.exe is Cool Web Search Update that sets the homepage of the browser to coolwwwsearch.com and it doesn't allow to change the homepage of the browser. Better get rid of it.
  Alex  

Summary: Average user rating of MSupdate.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments.
2 users think MSupdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think MSupdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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