What is WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE?
You can get it on your computer while downloading it bundled with some free software.
Sadly, most free downloads do not disclose that other programs will be installed, so you are more likely to get WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE on your PC without your own knowledge.
After being downloaded, WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE hijacks your browser and changes search settings.
WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE also causes an appearance of popup ads and browser redirecting.
WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE is very annoying and hard to get rid of./p>
You have 2 ways to remove WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE:
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Here’s how to remove WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE virus automatically:
So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
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How to remove WINDOWS\UPDATES.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 WINDOWS\UPDATES.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 WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Disable the services with random names or contains WINDOWS\UPDATES.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 WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Find and delete all keys/values contains WINDOWS\UPDATES.EXE.
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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