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How to remove the !update virus

Most antivirus programs identify !update.exe as malware, such as Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/Clickspring.B, and Symantec identifies it as Adware.Purityscan.
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!update.exe file information

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Description: !update.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file !update.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 73,216 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 72,704 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/!update.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. !update.exe is not a Windows system file. !update.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify !update.exe related errors

Important: You should check the !update.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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