What is IMGUpdater.exe?

IMGUpdater.exe is part of IMGlobalUpdater and developed by SIEN S.A. according to the IMGUpdater.exe version information.

IMGUpdater.exe's description is "IMGUpdater"

IMGUpdater.exe is digitally signed by SIEN S.A..

IMGUpdater.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files (x86)\common files\imgupdater\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected IMGUpdater.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 [?]

The following is the available information on IMGUpdater.exe:

Product nameIMGlobalUpdater
Company nameSIEN S.A.
File descriptionIMGUpdater
Internal nameUpdater.exe
Original filenameUpdater.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014
Product version1.0.1.51
File version1.0.1.51

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

Product nameIMGlobalUpdater
Company nameSIEN S.A.
File descriptionIMGUpdater
Internal nameUpdater.exe
Original filenameUpdater.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014
Product version1.0.1.51
File version1.0.1.51

Digital signatures [?]

IMGUpdater.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameSIEN S.A.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number514ea00d30c8c244c3e818890bf73967

VirusTotal report

1 of the 51 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the IMGUpdater.exe file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.IMGUpdater.A
1 of the 51 anti-virus programs detected the IMGUpdater.exe file.

Folder name variants

IMGUpdater.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\program files (x86)\common files\imgupdater\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

imgupdater.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.

IMGUpdater has stopped working.

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

imgupdater.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

What will you do with IMGUpdater.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with IMGUpdater.exe. 99% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 81 users.

User vote results: There were 80 votes to remove and 1 vote to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with IMGUpdater.exe.

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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.

W. Barker writes

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Today I attempted to do a manual virus scan & received an error message that Zone Alarm Anti-virus was not set properly. Tried re-installing the program to no avail. I then searched for programs running, with a "process manager" and found "IMGUpdater.exe". Knowing that I didn't install this, I tried to uninstall by way of "Remove Programs" utility in Control Panel. It did not appear - not a registered program. I then searched for the file and found it in C:\Program Files\Common Files\IMGUpdater and removed it manually. After that Zone Alarm worked fine. IMGlobal claims to be a marketing company, but I think it is suspect. Stealth is bad enough but when it disables a virus checker it becomes malicious. One other note; it seems to work in concert with Iminent (umbrella 291.exe) which is EXTREMELY hard to uninstall. I would beware of anything coming from Sien S.A.

# 16 Jul 2014, 22:08

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Baker: Thanks for the info on IMGUpdater.exe.

# 3 Aug 2014, 11:57

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