How to remove the WinUpd32 virus
Most antivirus programs identify WinUpd32.exe as malware, for example Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/Vbcrypt.I, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.DIT.
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WinUpd32.exe file information
The process WinUpd32.exe has no vendor information.
Description: The file WinUpd32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 405,530 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 267,683 bytes.
Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File WinUpd32.exe is not a Windows system file. WinUpd32.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify WinUpd32.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinUpd32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinUpd32.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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