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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
updater.exe is a program which was most likely never installed by you but may have appeared on your computer without you realizing it. The actual folder location for this updater.exe task is shown below so that you can identify the exact disk location for this file. Its always good to check this as sometimes virus writers will name virus programs similiar and just place them in different folders hoping to fool you. Note that this updater.exe file is used by several applications as it is a common name for updating applications. It is the name used by Firefox browser, skype instant messaging, and also the update module name used by Citrix. You may see this in your task list but it should only be there briefly. This file is considered safe and is not virus, malware, or spyware related. Visit updater.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 updater.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This updater.exe file can be found in multiple places since it is used by multiple software programs. You may find it at C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\updater.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\updater.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Receiver\updater.exe


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

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

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