What is FacebookUpdate.exe?

FacebookUpdate.exe is part of Facebook Update and developed by Facebook Inc. according to the FacebookUpdate.exe version information.

FacebookUpdate.exe's description is "Facebook Installer"

FacebookUpdate.exe is digitally signed by Facebook, Inc..

FacebookUpdate.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\facebook\update\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected FacebookUpdate.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on FacebookUpdate.exe:

Product nameFacebook Update
Company nameFacebook Inc.
File descriptionFacebook Installer
Internal nameFacebook Update
Original filenameFacebookUpdate.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2011 Facebook Inc.
Product version1.2.205.0
File version1.2.205.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameFacebook Update
Company nameFacebook Inc.
File descriptionFacebook Installer
Internal nameFacebook Update
Original filenameFacebookUpdate.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2011 Facebook Inc.
Product version1.2.205.0
File version1.2.205.0

Digital signatures [?]

FacebookUpdate.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameFacebook, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number27878083400db86d07dbab6b43fba49c

VirusTotal report

1 of the 34 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the FacebookUpdate.exe file. That's a 3% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Rising PE:Trojan.GenericKDV!6.B5C
1 of the 34 anti-virus programs detected the FacebookUpdate.exe file.

Filename variants

FacebookUpdate.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

FacebookUpdate.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\facebook\update\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named FacebookUpdate.exe

FacebookUpdate.exe (145 votes)

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

facebookupdate.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.

Facebook Installer has stopped working.

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

facebookupdate.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

facebookupdate.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 the file. 45% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 22 users.

User vote results: There were 10 votes to remove and 12 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.

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Brad writes

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this resource says it's a valid program: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/facebook_update-26927.html

# 4 Sep 2015, 17:24

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Brad: Yeah, detection rate is now 0% over at VirusTotal and it's digitally signed by Facebook. Should be completely safe.

# 7 Oct 2015, 5:56

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