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What is updrgui.exe?

The genuine updrgui.exe file is a software component of Avira Free Antivirus by Avira.
Avira Free Antivirus is a security program that protects computers against malware, viruses, spyware, trojans and computer worms. Updrgui.exe launches the update service for Avira Free Antivirus. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Avira Free Antivirus is a freely available security program for non-commercial or home use. The program features an antivirus scanner, PUA (potentially unwanted applications) shield, cloud protection technology and more. Avira Free Antivirus supports the Windows, Mac OSX, iOS and Android platforms. Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that develops antivirus software, applications for Internet security, privacy protection, as well as performance tools for multiple platforms. Avira was founded as H+BEDV Datentechnik by Tjark Auerbach in 1986 in Tettnang, Germany. The company launched the first instance of AntiVir, its first antivirus program in 1988, combating viruses found on MS-DOS systems. In 2006, the company changed its name to Avira after merging with its sister company, AntiVir PersonalProducts GmbH. Avira is currently headquartered in Tettnang, Germany.

UpdrGUI stands for Avira Updater Graphical User Interface

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 updrgui.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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Updrgui.exe file information

The process known as Updater GUI or Avira Updater remote GUI belongs to software Avira Product Family or Avira Internet Security (version 2012) by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Description: Updrgui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The updrgui.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 400,000 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 394,488 bytes, 47,824 bytes, 398,488 bytes or 399,896 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/updrgui.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Updrgui.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The updrgui.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with updrgui.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Avira Antivirus or Avira Internet Security 2012 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Avira website
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify updrgui.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as updrgui.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the updrgui.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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Best practices for resolving updrgui issues

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