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wupdate.exe

WOOTBOT.AJ

wupdate.exe. Is it a virus?


The wupdate.exe could be a WOOTBOT.AJ. Sometimes it’s called RBOT-AWC, RBOT and WOOTBOT.AJ.

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. Wupdate.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder and its usual size is 140,800 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.


Recommendation


Disable and delete the wupdate.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 wupdate.exe.


Actions


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)

Details


Process: WOOTBOT.AJCommon path(s): %SYSTEM%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): monitor, hidden, worm, trojanFilesize(s): 140,800 bytes, 659,456 bytes




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