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What is UpdaterService.exe?

UpdaterService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 UpdaterService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


UpdaterService.exe file information

The process known as Updater Service or Acer Update Service or Updater belongs to software Acer Updater or Gateway Updater or eMachines Updater or SoftwareUpdater or Updater by Acer (www.acer.com) or Acer Group.

Description: UpdaterService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. UpdaterService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 240,160 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 243,232 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/updaterservice.exe.html 
The program is not visible. UpdaterService.exe is not a Windows system file. It is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. UpdaterService.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous.
It is possible to do the following:

  • search the support area on the Acer website
  • remove the entire program Acer Updater or SoftwareUpdater using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify UpdaterService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UpdaterService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the UpdaterService.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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