How to remove an wupdmgr error
The free file information forum can help you determine if wupdmgr.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.
Wupdmgr.exe file information
Description: wupdmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 30,084 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 9,728 bytes and 10 more variants.
There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. File wupdmgr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. wupdmgr.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If wupdmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 376,320 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 29,598 bytes. There is no file information. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). File wupdmgr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. wupdmgr.exe is able to connect to Internet, record inputs and monitor applications.
If wupdmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 20,708 bytes. File wupdmgr.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Wupdmgr.exe is not a Windows system file. wupdmgr.exe is able to record inputs.
If wupdmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 32,256 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "System Update" definitely not required. Added by the SOROMO-A TROJAN!
- "System Update2" definitely not required. Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wupdmgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wupdmgr.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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