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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
SoftwareUpdate.exe is a program which would have been installed by you at some time after you had purchased your computer, it would not have arrived as preinstalled software (although that may change in the future). The actual hard drive location is also listed below for you, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This SoftwareUpdate.exe program is a software program related to ITunes. ITunes is software from Apple, and it's used to download, listen, or view files like music or song albums for ipods and iphones, books for the ipad, or software apps for the iphone or ipad. Whenever you go to help - check for updates, this software will begin running and show in your tasklist as ITunes is updated. This is safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit softwareupdate.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 softwareupdate.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The file location will be found on your hard drive at C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update\softwareupdate.exe


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

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

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