How to remove the Upd4terSrv virus

Most antivirus programs identify Upd4terSrv.exe as malware—for example McAfee identifies it as Artemis!BCAE9698CE9B, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R021C0EFN15 or PUA_VITALLIA.

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Upd4terSrv.exe file information

The process known as SoftwareUpdater belongs to software SoftwareUpdater by unknown.

Description: Upd4terSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Upd4terSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 107,008 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 106,496 bytes, 119,296 bytes or 102,400 bytes. 
Upd4terSrv.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall SoftwareUpdater from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify Upd4terSrv.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Upd4terSrv.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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Best practices for resolving Upd4terSrv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Upd4terSrv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Upd4terSrv.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 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.

Other processes

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