How to remove the netupdsrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify netupdsrv.exe as malware—such as McAfee identifies it as Artemis!11BD4F6000F9 or Downloader-FAES!B49A0B2E9A0D, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R01TC0EF415.

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Netupdsrv.exe file information

The process known as updaters.exe or Network Support Service Updater appears to belong to software updaters.exe by unknown.

Description: Netupdsrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Netupdsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 190,976 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 162,304 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The netupdsrv.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. Netupdsrv.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

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If netupdsrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 190,464 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 161,792 bytes and 9 more variants. The file is a file with no information about its developer. Netupdsrv.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Netupdsrv.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the netupdsrv.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If updaters.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving netupdsrv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active netupdsrv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the netupdsrv.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.

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