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What is Upd.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Upd.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Upd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Upd
Upd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Upd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Upd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/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 with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce). Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could completely remove MediaTickets by OIN (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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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  

Rating chart

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


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Best practices for resolving Upd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Upd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Upd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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