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


Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


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

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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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