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How to remove an Upd error


Upd.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Upd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Upd.exe file information

The process known as hCDNQRvKeyQ belongs to software MediaTickets by OIN or gStPOr by AhpqoteYfI.

Description: The file Upd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 57,344 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 49,152 bytes or 69,632 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/upd.exe.html 
The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could completely remove MediaTickets by OIN (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If Upd.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 643,072 bytes. The Upd.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Upd.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

If Upd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 165,376 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). It is not a Windows system file. Upd.exe seems to be a compressed file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Uninstall****" definitely not required. Adult content based screen saver where **** can be any number

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Upd.exe, for example Trojan:Win32/Ransom.EY or Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.izyu or Trojan-Spy.Win32.KeyLogger.kaj (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Upd.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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User Comments

Connected with diallers and upd.file worm
  John S  
I know when I restart my computer, I get the error of it crashing...everytime.
  Daniel Welch  
upd.exe is part of an adult content screen saver such as VirtualGirl, VirtualGuy, VirtualGay, and StripSaver. Located in folder "Totem Shared\Uninstall0001".
  Heidi  
Kommt mit Apple Software, Itunes etc. Pfad Apple/Internet Services
  Trolljaentas  
Part of gigabyte software download manager. Blocked by firewall.
  Derp Derpington  

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Summary: Average user rating of Upd.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 reviews.
2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think Upd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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