Brilliant Guide! HOW to REMOVE "TCUPDATER.EXE" virus (malicious_confidence_60% (D))? Manual Removal Guide

What is TCUPDATER.EXE?

TCUPDATER.EXE is considered as malicious program (malware).

TCUPDATER.EXE detected as malicious_confidence_60% (D).
TCUPDATER.EXE actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove TCUPDATER.EXE from infected computers.
 

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Technical Information:

  • Full path on a computer= %LOCAL APPDATA%\TCSYSTEM\TCUPDATER.EXE
  • VirusTotal Testing Results= 3/68
  • MD5= C4BCB2C482A8A0634F97B411E610E953
  • File Description= TCUpdater
  • File Internal Name= TCUpdater.exe
  • Legal Copyright= Copyright (C) 2018

How TCUPDATER.EXE got on your computer?

Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers.
It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company.
Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported.

TCUPDATER.EXE could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins.
If this is the case, TCUPDATER.EXE would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.

TCUPDATER.EXE can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers.
It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.

How do you know you have TCUPDATER.EXE on my computer?

TCUPDATER.EXE works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
TCUPDATER.EXE hides its existence from your eyes.

You have 2 ways to remove TCUPDATER.EXE:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "TCUPDATER.EXE", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
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Here’s how to remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove TCUPDATER.EXE redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove TCUPDATER.EXE manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://TCUPDATER.EXE

You can see TCUPDATER.EXE at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to TCUPDATER.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from running processes

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows services

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains TCUPDATER.EXE in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove TCUPDATER.EXE from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to TCUPDATER.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from TCUPDATER.EXE virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows registry

Remove TCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains TCUPDATER.EXE.

STEP 7: Remove TCUPDATER.EXE from Google Chrome.
Remove TCUPDATER.EXE Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove TCUPDATER.EXE from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove TCUPDATER.EXE from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.


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Click Remove button or False Positive.

Enjoy!

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