How to remove the winupdate virus
Most antivirus programs identify winupdate.exe.exe as malware, for example Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.DN or Trojan:Win32/VB.WF, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Generic.DIT.
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Winupdate.exe.exe file information
Description: winupdate.exe.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 704,512 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 892,928 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes.
Winupdate.exe.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). winupdate.exe.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.
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If winupdate.exe.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 650,240 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. User opinion: dangerous The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File winupdate.exe.exe is not a Windows core file. winupdate.exe.exe seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winupdate.exe.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winupdate.exe.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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