autoupdate.exe - Is autoupdate.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is autoupdate.exe?
Purpose of autoupdate.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: autoupdate.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
AutoUpdate.exe is a file which may have been installed on your system by you or installed with another program or package. The actual hard drive location and folder is also listed below for you, as you can always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you into thinking the rogue software is a good software module instead. This AutoUpdate.exe is used for video as codec updates are often needed for video files like mpg or avi. (Wmv typically doesn't have the same problems with codec variations). Note that using a file name like autoupdate.exe is a very common name, many others may use a name like it. This file here does not need to run at startup, and I typically like to remove these things and update myself if necessary. This file is not considered to be virus or spyware related. Visit autoupdate.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the autoupdate.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your computer at "C:\Users\Antonio\AppData\Local\CodecDecoder\AutoUpdate.exe"


  • Is autoupdate.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is autoupdate.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove autoupdate.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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