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Is UpdaterUI.exe safe?

UpdaterUI.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 UpdaterUI.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.


UpdaterUI.exe file information

The process known as Common User Interface or UpdaterUI Utility

belongs to software McAfee Common Framework or MATLAB Family of Products or Microsoft Office Standard or Crystal (version 11 Redistributable) or CINEMA 4D Module Advanced or Xteq Systems X-Setup or Verity LiquidOffice Process

by Network Associates (nai.com) or McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: UpdaterUI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file UpdaterUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (typically C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\ or C:\Program Files\Common Files\ePOAgent\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 139,320 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 135,251 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/updaterui.exe.html 
UpdaterUI.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). UpdaterUI.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with UpdaterUI.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Video Device Driver or GMedia Music impOSCar VSTi.

Recommended: Identify UpdaterUI.exe related errors

If UpdaterUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 139,320 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 131,072 bytes. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). UpdaterUI.exe is able to record inputs.

If UpdaterUI.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 21,048 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 19,516 bytes or 21,560 bytes. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). UpdaterUI.exe is not a Windows core file. UpdaterUI.exe is able to monitor applications.

If UpdaterUI.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 18,241 bytes.

If UpdaterUI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 131,072 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "McAfeeUpdaterUI" must run at start up. Associated with McAfee Enterprise 7.0.0. - background process

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UpdaterUI.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Worm:Win32/Mofeir.P (detected by Microsoft), and WORM_AUTORUN.DDL (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the UpdaterUI.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

I looked it up in Task Manager it says it's part of Intel(R) ME FW Recovery Agent
  Pyrodron  
Mcafee firewall file
  DILRUKSHI  
slow down pc like mad, reads IO all the time!!
  sean poulter  
looks like virus definitions updater for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, although harmless, it can load your processor quite heavily from time to time
  Rix  
When I am editing text, my cursor will stop in mid-sentence. I have to go to the task manager and end the UpdaterUI process in order to continue. It is a memory hog.
   
Updater takes memory I need for doing my job as an engineer, sometimes chokes and takes huge amounts of memory, and in general reduces computer productivity. Personally, I feel it is just anohter one of the many tools MIS departements use to reduce productivity and increase their self-importance.
  Andrew Jenkins  
it hits on I/O reads at 50 /sec , a pain in the ass, and major slow down McAfee component.
  chuck  
cannot start cma process
   
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of UpdaterUI.exe: based on 44 votes with 9 reviews.
34 users think UpdaterUI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 8 users don't grade UpdaterUI.exe ("not sure about it").


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