What is UpdatePlatform.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 UpdatePlatform.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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UpdatePlatform.exe file information

The process known as Update Platform Application belongs to software Tools Update Platform by Beijing Zhihuimen Techology co,..

Description: UpdatePlatform.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UpdatePlatform.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 635,128 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 576,456 bytes, 634,616 bytes or 592,632 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. UpdatePlatform.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with UpdatePlatform.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Tools Update Platform (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name UpdatePlatform.exe, for example Artemis!E7D9B291A109 (detected by McAfee), and Generic PUA LI (PUA) (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the UpdatePlatform.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Update Platform Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Was installed on my system 6/24/2016 while I was out of town using someone else's wireless router. When I tried to uninstall it I got a McAfee warning "!Potentially Unwanted Program Blocked". The program was "Artemis!16D030926BD0" and was quarantined. There was a "Remove" button on the alert but when I clicked "Remove" I got a SecurityCenter alert that said "programs had been installed as a bundle... To let McAfee automatically remove... click OK." I clicked OK but the program WAS NOT removed. The program files are stored in the following folders: C:/Program Files(x86)/ToolsUpdatePlatform, C:/ProgramData/ToolsUpdatePlatform/, C:/Users/All Users/ToolsUpdatePlatform/

Summary: Average user rating of UpdatePlatform.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving UpdatePlatform issues

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