What is AutoUpdateSrv.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 AutoUpdateSrv.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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AutoUpdateSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as AutoUpdateSrv Application or AUTOUPDATESRV_FILE_DESCRIPTION or 3Connect Auto Update or COSMOTE Internet On The Go Auto Update

belongs to software 3Connect or Alice Client Manager or Birdstep EasyConnect or COSMOTE Internet On The Go Connect

by Birdstep Technology (

Description: AutoUpdateSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AutoUpdateSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 499,712 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 667,648 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). AutoUpdateSrv.exe is a file with no information about its developer. AutoUpdateSrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall 3Connect or Communication Center, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on 3Connect or Communication Center in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify AutoUpdateSrv.exe related errors

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

software to update the internal software installed on the Huwai E1550 3 Mobile Broadband dongle.
  Omar Smith  

Summary: Average user rating of AutoUpdateSrv.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks AutoUpdateSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AutoUpdateSrv issues

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