What is spupdsvc.exe?

The genuine spupdsvc.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
This service is provided to all Windows users and runs silently. It performs necessary updates to the Windows operating system. When an update is available, another process is notified, and a RunOnce entry is added to the registry for spupdsvc.exe. The process is executed the next time the computer is restarted and a user logs on. Founded in 1975 in New Mexico, Microsoft is now one of the largest software corporations in the world. Currently headquartered in Washington, the flagship Windows operation system is the most utilized OS in the world.

SpUpdSvc stands for Support Update RunOnce Service

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 spupdsvc.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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Spupdsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with spupdsvc
Spupdsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Update RunOnce Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Service Pack Installer update service by Microsoft (

Description: Spupdsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Spupdsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 26,144 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 26,488 bytes, 23,856 bytes or 22,752 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The spupdsvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The spupdsvc.exe file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with spupdsvc.exe, you can also search for help on the company's website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of microsoft package installer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify spupdsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as spupdsvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the spupdsvc.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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spupdsvc.exe is a Update RunOnce Service and part of Windows.

Summary: Average user rating of spupdsvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks spupdsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving spupdsvc issues

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