What is SecUPDUtilSvc.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 SecUPDUtilSvc.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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SecUPDUtilSvc.exe file information

The process known as SecUPDUtil Service belongs to software SecUPDUtility Service or Samsung UPD Utility Service by Samsung Electronics CO., LTD (

Description: SecUPDUtilSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SecUPDUtilSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 118,576 bytes (58% of all occurrences) or 143,664 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The SecUPDUtilSvc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SecUPDUtilSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SecUPDUtilSvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the SecUPDUtilSvc.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

EIgentlich wollte ich wissen WAS die Datei macht, nicht zu welchem Paket oder Hersteller sie gehört - da sie zu Samsung gehört ist es unwahrscheinlich, dass sie schädlich ist. Das Einzige, was wirklich unklar ist, WAS sie macht, was eigentlich mit am wichtigsten zu wissen ist, damit man entscheiden kann, ob man diesen "Service" überhaupt braucht oder ob man ihn ganz deaktivieren kann! Ich dachte dafür wären solche Plattformen da - ich habe jetzt zehn Plattformen durch und alle schreiben bis aufs i-Tüpfelchen dasselbe - da brauchts eigentlich nur eine Plattform - 9 sind überflüssig!
  Bloody Mary  
Wenn Du einen Samsung Drucker installiert hast, ist das das UpdateTool... Muss nicht im Hintergrund laufen, der Dienst "Samsung UPD Utility Service" kann deaktiviert werden... Man sollte allerdings ab und zu selbst nach Updates schauen...
  Dirk K.  

Summary: Average user rating of SecUPDUtilSvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SecUPDUtilSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SecUPDUtilSvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SecUPDUtilSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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