What is yupdate.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 yupdate.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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Yupdate.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with yupdate
Yupdate.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as yupdate.exe-{4D4FD4CE-AB5B-4C90-9964-154BE04221BA or yupdate.exe-{9CF49179-6A91-4222-946D-ACF0D35637D6 or yupdate.exe-{A4C34E86-59AE-468D-AEF0-92C6AE3C4245 or yupdate.exe-{0C3F4F32-39DE-4604-ABF1-337980BFA95A or yupdate.exe-{A5DC1682-1B57-4038-91BF-30D0D211E5BD or yupdate.exe-{626BFDB8-14BB-4C78-A65E-B2CE74D36837 or yupdate.exe-{8B698AD8-D425-4D40-9385-4993C412AC66 or yupdate.exe-{C9532060-F4A5-4FBF-9FC9-71E97CC82F19

belongs to software Yandex Software Update Checker

by unknown.

Description: Yupdate.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file yupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 794,424 bytes. 
The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The yupdate.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Yupdate.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous.

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If yupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 479,496 bytes. The program has no visible window. Yupdate.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: RunOnce, Run). The yupdate.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as yupdate.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the yupdate.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 yupdate issues

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