What is UdaterUI.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 UdaterUI.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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UdaterUI.exe file information

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

The process known as Common User Interface belongs to software McAfee Common Framework or McAfee Agent or License Use Management Runtime by McAfee (

Description: UdaterUI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The UdaterUI.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,768 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 136,512 bytes, 161,088 bytes, 333,120 bytes or 337,440 bytes. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. UdaterUI.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with UdaterUI.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > McAfee Agent or McAfee, Inc.)
  2) search the support area on the Mcafee website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify UdaterUI.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UdaterUI.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the UdaterUI.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

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Summary: Average user rating of UdaterUI.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think UdaterUI.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 UdaterUI issues

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