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What is fwupdate.exe?

fwupdate.exe is part of LG Firmware Autoupdate and developed by BL according to the fwupdate.exe version information.

fwupdate.exe is usually located in the 'd:\Program Files (x86)\lg_fwupdate\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about fwupdate.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameLG Firmware Autoupdate
Company nameBL
Internal namefwupdate
Original filenamefwupdate.exe
Product version1.00
File version1.00

The following is the available information on fwupdate.exe:

Product nameLG Firmware Autoupdate
Company nameBL
Internal namefwupdate
Original filenamefwupdate.exe
Product version1.00
File version1.00

Digital signatures [?]

fwupdate.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 43 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the fwupdate.exe file.

None of the 43 anti-virus programs detected the fwupdate.exe file.

Folder name variants

fwupdate.exe may also be located in other folders than d:\Program Files (x86)\lg_fwupdate\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to fwupdate.exe:

fwupdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

fwupdate.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

fwupdate.exe has stopped working.

End Program - fwupdate.exe. This program is not responding.

fwupdate.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

fwupdate.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with fwupdate.exe. 67% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 73 users.

User vote results: There were 49 votes to remove and 24 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Denis B writes

4 thumbs

According to, it is an utility to auto-update the firmware of LG devices. If you don't want it every time you log on, click Start, type msconfig, hit ENTER, go to the Startup tab and see if Fwupdate.exe is listed there. If so, uncheck it, click OK, and restart the computer.

You can also contact LG technical support:

# 22 Feb 2010, 11:44

Bud Wiser writes

1 thumb

LG is a maker of tvs, monitors, dvd writers,etc. I believe this exe. file was installed with the firmware for the dvd writer. I don't believe it is malware. It just checks for updates .

# 30 Mar 2010, 14:06

Mulet writes

1 thumb


You're my hero. That stupid ****** updater failed, and put up a message stating "Failed to start. Please reinstall". The owner of the computer assumed it meant "re-install windows".

After spending a while removing extra versions of windows from his pc, there's your simple and perfect solution right there. I'mma gona image this pc now.

# 6 Aug 2011, 4:14

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