What is msupdte.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 msupdte.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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Msupdte.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with msupdte
Msupdte.exe process in Windows Task Manager

msupdte.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Msupdte.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Msupdte.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,702 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 21,818 bytes and 13 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Msupdte.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. msupdte.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name msupdte.exe, for example Infostealer.Gampass or Infostealer (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Udsofo.B or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.HV (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the msupdte.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

pain in the but really, it can be easily removed with Hijack This under the O4 section. i don't think it cause any hard other than being a pain at start up.
  Yeesnaw   (further information)
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Summary: Average user rating of msupdte.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think msupdte.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msupdte issues

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