What is upgrade.exe?

upgrade.exe is part of ESET Windows 10 Update and developed by ESET according to the upgrade.exe version information.

upgrade.exe's description is "ESET Windows 10 Update"

upgrade.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\ESET Smart Security 3.0\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on upgrade.exe:

Product nameESET Windows 10 Update
Company nameESET
File descriptionESET Windows 10 Update
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 1992-2015. All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

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

Product nameESET Windows 10 Update
Company nameESET
File descriptionESET Windows 10 Update
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) ESET, spol. s r.o. 199..
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

The verification of upgrade.exe's digital signature failed.

Signer nameESET, spol. s r.o.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number2b22252b478a1a91a8bc2b8b7f2d96ea

VirusTotal report

1 of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the upgrade.exe file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Avira BDS/Backdoor.Gen3
1 of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the upgrade.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

upgrade.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.

ESET Windows 10 Update has stopped working.

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

upgrade.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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