Windows Service Pack Setup

update.exe. What is it?

Update.exe is Windows Service Pack Setup. Sometimes it’s called Windows Service Pack Setup and IE Toolbar Updater.

This file is part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. Update.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Update.exe is usually located in the C: folder and its usual size is 1,731,801 bytes.

Update.exe is a generic executable file for updates and is used to update any Microsoft program. It should be loaded only while the update is in progress. Rebooting the system should remove update.exe from the list of running processes.

Other legitimate programs can run processes named update.exe.

Important: SDBOT can pretend to be update.exe. Scan your computer with Auslogics Antivirus to make sure it's not infected.


The update.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly. Some other processes use the same file name.


Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft Windows Operating SystemCommon path(s): C:
subfolder %SYSTEM%
subfolder %WINDOWS%
subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder %WINDOWS%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like update.exe. 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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