What is WOTUpdater.exe?

The genuine WOTUpdater.exe file is a software component of World of Tanks by
This executable is the updater for the online game World of Tanks. It runs in the background and monitors a server for updates to your copy of World of Tanks. If an update is detected, you are prompted to install. World of Tanks is an online multiplayer game involving tanks of the world. It is free to play, however, for a fee you can play with certain premium features. WOTUpdater is known to use as much as 50% of your CPU, so many users opt to disable or delete it.

WoTUpdater stands for World of Tanks Updater

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 WOTUpdater.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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WOTUpdater.exe file information

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

The WOT Updater process does not contain any company information.

Description: WOTUpdater.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WOTUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 18,432 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. WOTUpdater.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WOTUpdater.exe. Therefore, you should check the WOTUpdater.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 WOTUpdater issues

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