Most antivirus programs identify msupdates.exe as malware.
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The process msupdates.exe has no valid information about its manufacturer.
Description: Msupdates.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msupdates.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 112,128 bytes.
There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). It is able to record keyboard inputs. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The msupdates.exe file is not a Windows core file. Msupdates.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If msupdates.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 118,784 bytes. There is no file information. The msupdates.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The msupdates.exe file is not a Windows core file. Msupdates.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: You should check the msupdates.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active msupdates process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the msupdates.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 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.