What is wupdmgr.exe?

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 wupdmgr.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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Wupdmgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wupdmgr
Wupdmgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Mened¿er rozszerzenia Windows Update dla systemu NT or Wudpmgr belongs to software System operacyjny Microsoft Windows or IPSEC-Services by Microsoft ( or MicroSoft (

Description: Wupdmgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wupdmgr.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,256 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If wupdmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 20,708 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The wupdmgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wupdmgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If wupdmgr.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 750,080 bytes. Wupdmgr.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Wupdmgr.exe is able to hide itself.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wupdmgr.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Agent.vkw (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_AGENT.ANFQ (detected by TrendMicro). 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.


User Comments

Spyware, genauso wie osaupd.exe sind spywaredateien von SpySherriff ! Löschen ist sehr kompliziert da sie sofot wieder neu da sind -.-
wupdmgr.exe is part of Windows Update Utility developed by Microsoft. This task is an important and required part of the Windows Operating system
it is windows update
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Summary: Average user rating of wupdmgr.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think wupdmgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving wupdmgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wupdmgr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the wupdmgr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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