What is SRWUpdate.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 SRWUpdate.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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SRWUpdate.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SRWUpdate
SRWUpdate.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SimracewayUpdater belongs to software PoserContent2012 by unknown.

Description: SRWUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SRWUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,630,720 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 466,944 bytes, 495,616 bytes, 479,232 bytes or 1,028,096 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. SRWUpdate.exe is not a Windows system file. SRWUpdate.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with SRWUpdate.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPoserContent2012 or ask the software vendor,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify SRWUpdate.exe related errors

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

updater for sim raceway
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Summary: Average user rating of SRWUpdate.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SRWUpdate issues

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