What is Updater21804.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 Updater21804.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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Updater21804.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Updater21804
Updater21804.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FileProperties_FileDescription belongs to software FileProperties_ProductName by FileProperties_CompanyName.

Description: Updater21804.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Updater21804.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 206,336 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Updater21804.exe. Therefore, you should check the Updater21804.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.


User Comments

Malwarebytes Antimalware flagged this file and its related registry key. They were on my PC for at least 2 months without noticeable effect.
  Steve Nazigian  

Summary: Average user rating of Updater21804.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Updater21804 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Updater21804. 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 Updater21804.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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