update.exe. Is it a virus?

The update.exe could be a SDBOT. Sometimes it’s called STARTPAGE.C, DWNLDR-FZY, AUTOTROJ-C, ZOTOB.N, IRCBOT, Windows Service Pack Setup and BIFROSE-DG.

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. Update.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% folder and its usual size is 11,903 bytes.

This file is a trojan. Trojans can steal important data from your computer. This file is a network worm. Worms can significantly decrease your Internet connection speed and download new malware onto your computer. This file enables a culprit to access your computer, steal your data, and take total control over your computer.


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

Update.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 update.exe.


Process: SDBOTCommon path(s): %WINDOWS%
subfolder in C:
subfolder in %DOCS_SETTINGS%
Keywords(s): trojan, worm, hidden, backdoorFilesize(s): 11,903 bytes, 135,168 bytes, 143,360 bytes, 35,840 bytes, 122,880 bytes, 32,768 bytes, 114,688 bytes, 151,552 bytes, 13,824 bytes, 118,784 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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