Unknown application

autoupdate.exe. Is it a virus?

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. Autoupdate.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 417,792 bytes.


Disable and delete the autoupdate.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware.

Autoupdate.exe creates new records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your system performance to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures. Free scan for PC issues (Special offer. See more information about Outbyte, uninstall instructions, EULA and Privacy Policy)

Before disabling this file make sure it is not a legitimate file that is also called autoupdate.exe.


Common path(s): %SYSTEM%Filesize(s): 417,792 bytes


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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by Anon on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:15 PM

Windows 7 did an Auto update and I had no choice to cancel, after wards the computer booted up with a black screen and a box saying a_update.exe? with the option of okay and cancel. Hit cancel, but now the laptop wont boot up, stays on a black screen.

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