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How to remove the updates virus


Most antivirus programs identify updates.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Trojan or Suspicious.Cloud, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R47C2K2 or TROJ_GEN.R4CC4AM.
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Updates.exe file information

The process known as Executable for Purble Place Game or ICQ belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or ICQ by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or X-Produkshunz or ICQ (www.icq.com).

Description: Updates.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. updates.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 25,088 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 113,664 bytes, 108,032 bytes or 29,184 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/updates.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Updates.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

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If updates.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 667,648 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The updates.exe file is not a Windows system file. updates.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If updates.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 316,038 bytes. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. Some people think it is dangerous. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file.

If updates.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes.

Important: You should check the updates.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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