What is WCUPDATER.EXE?
WCUPDATER.EXE is considered as malicious program (malware).
WCUPDATER.EXE detected as TROJ.WCUPDATER.EXE.
WCUPDATER.EXE actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove WCUPDATER.EXE from infected computers.
Will you remove it?
- Full path on a computer= WCUPDATER.EXE
How WCUPDATER.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.
WCUPDATER.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, WCUPDATER.EXE would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.
WCUPDATER.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 WCUPDATER.EXE on my computer?
WCUPDATER.EXE works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
WCUPDATER.EXE hides its existence from your eyes.
You have 2 ways to remove WCUPDATER.EXE:
Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?
- You know only one virus name: "WCUPDATER.EXE", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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Here’s how to remove WCUPDATER.EXE virus automatically:
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So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
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How to remove WCUPDATER.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.
You can see WCUPDATER.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.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to WCUPDATER.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
Remove WCUPDATER.EXE virus from running processes
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Remove WCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows services
Disable the services with random names or contains WCUPDATER.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.
Delete any task related to WCUPDATER.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from WCUPDATER.EXE virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Remove WCUPDATER.EXE virus from Windows registry
Find and delete all keys/values contains WCUPDATER.EXE.
STEP 7: Remove WCUPDATER.EXE from Google Chrome.
STEP 8: Remove WCUPDATER.EXE from Internet Explorer.
Set Internet Explorer Homepage
STEP 9: Remove WCUPDATER.EXE from Mozilla Firefox.
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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button or False Positive.