How to remove the update64 virus

Most antivirus programs identify update64.exe as malware.

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Update64.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Update Software by unknown.

Description: Update64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file update64.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 369,664 bytes. 
The application has no file description. Update64.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Update64.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the update64.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 update64 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active update64 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the update64.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 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.

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