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What is pupdate.exe?

pupdate.exe is part of Internet Explorer and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the pupdate.exe version information.

pupdate.exe's description is "Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor "

pupdate.exe is digitally signed by TERSER TUDE LTD.

pupdate.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected pupdate.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 nameInternet Explorer
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWin32 Cabinet Self-Extractor ..
Internal nameWextract
Original filenameWEXTRACT.EXE .MUI
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version11.00.15063.0
File version11.00.15063.0 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

The following is the available information on pupdate.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameInternet Explorer
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWin32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
Internal nameWextract
Original filenameWEXTRACT.EXE .MUI
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version11.00.15063.0
File version11.00.15063.0 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameTERSER TUDE LTD
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)
Certificate serial number053c55b90745842a4b4dec14a1ac27ca

VirusTotal report

5 of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the pupdate.exe file. That's a 7% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AhnLab-V3 Trojan/Win32.Agent.C2619048
ClamAV Win.Trojan.Generic-6591410-0
McAfee Artemis!1AA88F7473A5
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis
VBA32 Trojan.Inject
5 of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the pupdate.exe file.

pupdate.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove pupdate.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the pupdate.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that pupdate.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate pupdate.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the pupdate.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate pupdate.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\downloads\pupdate.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the pupdate.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If pupdate.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If pupdate.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If pupdate.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that pupdate.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above








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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD51aa88f7473a509f2455b8c3f8ee34a13
SHA2569a788a8cf9d7044e2c9c813deb3bc115f401c62a01e90cbf093feddaeafcf7c3

Error Messages

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

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

pupdate.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.

Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor has stopped working.

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

pupdate.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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