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How to remove an Updater error


Updater.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Updater.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Updater.exe file information

The process known as Moodlogic Updater Application or Ask Updater or Updater service or updater MFC Application or Skype Updater Service or Roozz Updater or TopArcadeHits Software or Software version updater or DJ7s

belongs to software Moodlogic Application or Ask Toolbar or updater Application or Skype or Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer or Moodlogic Updater Application or Performance Optimizer or Roozz plugin or Server or MZgEIereRHstlRgXxc or Launcher

by Moodlogic (www.moodlogic.com) or Ask (www.ask.com) or Skype Technologies (www.skype.com) or Roozz or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or OhARx3jyuE or EpicPlay or Advizz or Amonetize ltd.

Description: The file Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\ or in an undetermined folder. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 204,800 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 888,488 bytes and 63 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/updater.exe.html 
Updater.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, C:\Windows\win.ini). The Updater.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Updater.exe is a Verisign signed file. Updater.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with Updater.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Ask Toolbar or Avira Toolbar for Internet Explorer) or turn to the software developer [1][2], ASK, for advice.

Recommended: Identify Updater.exe related errors .

If Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 486,264 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 224,576 bytes and 14 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, C:\Windows\win.ini). The Updater.exe file is digitally signed. The program is not visible.
If you have any problems with Updater.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Updater or 2YourFace) or turn to the software developer [1][2], Searchdonkeyapp, for advice.

If Updater.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 163,840 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 635,392 bytes and 7 more variants. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, C:\Windows\win.ini). The Updater.exe file is not a Windows core file. Updater.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Updater.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If Updater.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 55,808 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 44,544 bytes and 4 more variants.

If Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 609,792 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 376,320 bytes or 169,472 bytes.

If Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 93,413 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 126,464 bytes.

If Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 50,688 bytes.

If Updater.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 845,824 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "AVG Grisoft Updater" definitely not required. Added by the AGOBOT-OT WORM!
  • "iRiver Updater" is not required to run at start up. Updates for the iRiver Music Manager - used with their digital music players
  • "system check" definitely not required. Unidentified adware downloader
  • "updater": ??

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Updater.exe, for example TrojanSpy:Win32/Keylogger.EJ.dll (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_GEN.USEGB25 or TROJ_SPNR.03CG11 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the Updater.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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User Comments

Removing updater.exe was part of the process I used to remove the Search Donkey icon from my task bar.
  Dave Panama City  
it allows for pop ups, which are very annoying. googled windows updater
  johnosn  
Part of "Spy Alert" adware which is left behind after uninstall.
  Tom  
Panda firewall first noticed it after installing Darksider via Steam
  Dark Lord Azagthoth  
I'm not 100% sure, but it seems that at the same time I began seeing Norton telling me that"updater.exe is safe",that's when my Firefox stopped loading; but I also installed SpeedUpMyPC without wanting to... at about the same time as this previous stuff is happening.
  Dale  
Had a resource problem something was consuming all my CPU. When I looked Ask Updater was the culprit, what really bothered me was the next large consumer at about 25% was my email client Thunderbird which not in use and normally uses almost no resources except when performing an action. I immediately removed all "Ask" programs, which by the way I never installed. I think it was trolling my email.
  Denny in Dayton  
This updater.exe program from Ask.com was installed on my PC and is configured itself as a Startup program/task when I installed the "Ask Toolbar" on my Firefox web browser by accident. "Ask Toolbar" is a search Internet tool similar to Bing of Mircrosoft. Obviously this program drains your PC resources as it is running in the background and frequently checks Internet for a update. To remove it you would need to uninstall the "Ask Toolbar" and "Ask.com" from your PC's Control Panel.
  The Bear  
Ask Toolbar Updater.exe also gets installed by Soapcast 3.50 without yiour knowledge
  john  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Updater.exe: based on 45 votes with 9 reviews.
17 users think Updater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 11 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 11 users think Updater.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade Updater.exe ("not sure about it").


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