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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, updater.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. updater.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is updater.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    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. 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 Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.