Manual removal instructions:


WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL is reported and classified as malicious program (malware). WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL from infected computers.

How WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL 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. WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins. If this is the case, WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site. WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL 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 WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL on my computer?

WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut. WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL hides its existence from your eyes.


It may not be easy! Be careful! Make a full backup of your PC before starting.

Use this guide to remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL manually:

STEP 1: Uninstall WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).

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STEP 2: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from running processes Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from running processes.

STEP 3: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from Windows services Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from Windows services.

Disable the services with random names or contains WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL in it's name or description.

STEP 4: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.

Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 5: Clear the Windows registry from WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus.

Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from Windows registry Remove WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL virus from Windows registry.

Find and delete all keys/values contains WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL.

STEP 6: Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPDATE.URL presence. Fix infected shortcuts.

STEP 7: Remove a virus from Google Chrome.

STEP 8: Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.

STEP 9: Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.

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



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