How to remove an wupdate error
The free file information forum can help you determine if wupdate.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Wupdate.exe file information
Description: The file wupdate.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 790,528 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 140,800 bytes.
File wupdate.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core 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, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Wupdate.exe is not a Windows system file. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. wupdate.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.
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If wupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 94,208 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program 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, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). Wupdate.exe is not a Windows core file. wupdate.exe seems to be a compressed file.
If wupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 659,456 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. File wupdate.exe is not a Windows system file. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. wupdate.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wupdate.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wupdate.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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