What is WebUpdateSvc4.exe?

The genuine WebUpdateSvc4.exe file is a software component of Web Update Wizard by PowerProgrammer.
Web Update Wizard is a software management application that downloads and installs program updates. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is a core services associated with Web Update Wizard. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Web Update Wizard automatically downloads and installs updates for applications using code. The program encapsulates version checking, launching pre-update and post-update processes, replacement of in-use files, etc. without requiring any manual intervention. Web Update Wizard runs as a Windows service application in the 'system security' context, removing the need for admin rights. PowerProgrammer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Data Perceptions, a British company that develops software for forecasting sales, planning and budgeting for the Microsoft Windows platform. PowerProgrammer was created as a separate brand to distinguish between software created for developers as opposed to the business intelligence software created by Data Perceptions. PowerProgrammer primarily develops Software Update Wizard which was first released in 2003. The company is currently headquartered in Hyde Heath, Amersham, UK.

WebUpdateSvc4 stands for Web Update Wizard Service 4

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 WebUpdateSvc4.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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WebUpdateSvc4.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WebUpdateSvc4
WebUpdateSvc4.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Software Update Wizard Service (version (V4.x)) or Web Update Wizard Service (version (V4)) belongs to software Web Update Wizard (version V4.x, V4) or Web Update Wizard Service (version V4, V4 by PowerProgrammer) by Data Perceptions / PowerProgrammer ( or Data Perceptions.

Description: WebUpdateSvc4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 262,360 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 412,776 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The WebUpdateSvc4.exe file is not a Windows core file. WebUpdateSvc4.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using WebUpdateSvc4.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Data Perceptions or Dell NetReady (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or visit the support page [1][2].

Recommended: Identify WebUpdateSvc4.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WebUpdateSvc4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WebUpdateSvc4.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

This process is used by products to download updates.
  Richard Robison   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of WebUpdateSvc4.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks WebUpdateSvc4.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving WebUpdateSvc4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WebUpdateSvc4. 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 WebUpdateSvc4.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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