What is ProductUpdater.exe?

ProductUpdater.exe is part of ProductUpdater according to the ProductUpdater.exe version information.

ProductUpdater.exe's description is "ProductUpdater"

ProductUpdater.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Freemake Shared\ProductUpdater\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on ProductUpdater.exe:

Product nameProductUpdater
File descriptionProductUpdater
Internal nameProductUpdater.exe
Original filenameProductUpdater.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2015
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

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

Product nameProductUpdater
File descriptionProductUpdater
Internal nameProductUpdater.exe
Original filenameProductUpdater.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2015
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

ProductUpdater.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ProductUpdater.exe file.

None of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the ProductUpdater.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

productupdater.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.

ProductUpdater has stopped working.

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

productupdater.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

productupdater.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. 90% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 621 users.

User vote results: There were 557 votes to remove and 64 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.

Lukas writes

1 thumb

I have payed for the F-secure antivirus and its reporting it. But what can it do and how do i uninstall it?

# 15 Sep 2015, 22:45

Peter Tran writes

6 thumbs

This file is there when you installed software from freemake.com. For example, I install Freemake Video Downloader, the programs use Productupdater.exe to update their program. You can disable or remove it.

# 10 Oct 2015, 6:27

Erik writes

1 thumb

It seems to belong to FreeMake Conferter.

# 14 Oct 2015, 13:24

Valengolas writes

0 thumbs

It's fine, guys. It's just the automatic updater for Freemake Software. I downloaded Freemake Video Downloader, and Product Updater always runs on boot, but it's completely fine to end the program.

# 6 Feb 2016, 0:39

Dwayne Hunt writes

2 thumbs

AVG Antivirus 2015, build 6189, just removed the Freemake Product Updater from my system. I use Freemake Audio Converter and it is a legitimate program. I can't believe AVG is that far behind the curve that they cannot determine good from bad.

# 27 Apr 2016, 9:05

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Thank you very much for your insights on the ProductUpdater.exe file.

# 19 May 2016, 6:02

larry power writes

1 thumb

soon as i turn on the computer first thing is a message product update there is a error with your instillation please reinstall the application

# 10 Oct 2016, 13:15

Kurt writes

0 thumbs

To stop this starting up, open msconfig.exe (search box in start menu) > Startup tab > Uncheck it > Apply.

# 20 Apr 2017, 7:13

avinash dhakal writes

0 thumbs

howto active productupdater

# 12 May 2017, 5:48

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Thank you Kurt!

# 24 May 2017, 6:39

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