The winupdate.exe could be a RBOT. Sometimes it’s called SDBOT.ER, LITMUS.203, SDBOT, GAOBOT.BIA, SDBOT-WS, DLOADR-AAW, BMBOT, SPYBOT.HW, RBOT-QJ, SPYBOT-BX, WARPI, ALCAN.B, RADO, SPYBOT.EAS and AGOBOT.YE.
It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. Winupdate.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 61,628 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.
Disable and delete the winupdate.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 winupdate.exe.
Process: RBOTCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%Keywords(s): worm, trojan, monitor, hiddenFilesize(s): 61,628 bytes, 107,008 bytes, 231,354 bytes, 1,287,698 bytes, 104,679 bytes, 1,335,296 bytes, 87,040 bytes, 108,271 bytes
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