Most antivirus programs identify UpdateAdmin.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.DownloAdmin.moa or not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent.dmgg, and F-Secure identifies it as Application.Bundler.RK or Application.Downloader.XU.
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Description: UpdateAdmin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The UpdateAdmin.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 237,840 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 225,552 bytes, 236,960 bytes or 237,328 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no information about the author of the file. UpdateAdmin.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify UpdateAdmin.exe related errors
Important: You should check the UpdateAdmin.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active UpdateAdmin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the UpdateAdmin.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.