This page aims to help you remove the OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.


OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe is a Trojan threat that can collect personal or professional information about the victim through espionage. In many cases, OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe can keep tack of the victim’s keystrokes on their keyboard or hack into their webcam and microphone to record them.


The OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe is a legit Windows process part of Microsoft Onedrive.

OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe is a legitimate Microsoft Windows process connected to OneDrive, which is located in: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe. Oftentimes, these kinds of processes are the target of a Malware attack and can be infected without users realizing.

Trojan Horses are very widespread cyber threats that could be found all over the web. What you’ll learn from this article is how to combat a recently released Trojan named OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe and how to safely remove its traces from your system. Below. you will find a removal guide dedicated to that and a professional system scanner tool that you can use to scan your entire computer. Sadly, most Trojan-based infections are extremely subtle, making them extremely difficult to spot on your own. Therefore, you may really need the assistance of security software to correctly detect and eliminate the hidden Trojan code from your system.

The effects of a Trojan’s attack can be unpredictable. This malware might be spying on you and it may try to gain information about your banking details, or some sensitive information about your professional or personal life. This ability of the Trojans is one of the most disturbing ones as the hackers who are in control may get their hands on a lot of details that can later be used for cyber-crimes such as theft of identity, banking frauds, theft of online accounts, etc.

A Trojan-based program such as OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe can take over your system and use its resources for various crimes and other sketchy activities. For instance, it can turn the infected machine into an automated bot that can be used to distribute spam or mine cryptocurrencies. Another way the computer can be abused is by making it part of a botnet and using it to execute DDoS attacks. In addition, a Trojan may also be used to transport malware of all kinds and insert it inside the system, which means that you may become a victim of Ransomware, Spyware, and other additional viruses without even coming close to their transmitters.

Trojans such as OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe could be distributed via torrents, illegal web pages, all kinds of spam (unwanted emails and attachments), malvertisements, free software bundles, random on-screen notifications, and more. It takes one click to get infected but it takes much more than that to remove the malicious software once it has nested itself inside the system. In the attached Removal Guide below, however, you will find detailed instructions that can help you eliminate OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe if you carefully follow them.

And if you don’t want to encounter such threats again, please, be careful when you go online and be sure to keep your computer safe by protecting it with reliable antivirus software. Other good methods of prevention include updating your OS regularly and applying all the needed updates to the other software installed there. It is also important to be mindful of your browsing habits and to pick your download sources carefully. Do not download anything from random links and sketchy websites and avoid installing unnecessary software applications if you don’t need them or if you’re unsure if they are reliable.


Name OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans hide their symptoms and rarely show indications of their presence in the system until a major damage occurs.
Distribution Method Sketchy websites with questionable downloads, pirated content, torrents, malicious ads, spam email messages with harmful attachments.
Detection Tool

Remove OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe Virus

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:



    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:


    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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