SvcUpdater.exe Virus


SvcUpdater.exe is a Trojan-based virus that can perform a number of malicious actions inside the system. Thus, SvcUpdater.exe should be removed from the compromised computer as soon as possible.

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As you may know, the representatives of the Trojan horse category are very dangerous and unpleasant types of computer infections. These are known to cause all kinds of problems within the compromised machines, and their uses typically have very unpleasant consequences for the attacked users. Moreover, most Trojan horses are very stealthy. They are hard to detect and remove, particularly if you don’t have an antivirus or a reliable malware removal tool at your disposal.

In reality, even users who have high-quality antivirus protection can sometimes have a Trojan horse infection hidden somewhere deep in their computer without suspecting it. This is the case with SvcUpdater.exe, as this Trojan horse representative is very new and there is a chance that some antivirus programs have still not added it to their virus definition database in order to effectively detect it. This automatically means that SvcUpdater.exe has a high chance of entering your system without you noticing anything.


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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove SvcUpdater.exe!

How to remove SvcUpdater.exe

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find SvcUpdater.exe in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select SvcUpdater.exe from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to SvcUpdater.exe.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to SvcUpdater.exe.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove SvcUpdater.exe from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the SvcUpdater.exe extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to SvcUpdater.exe and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of SvcUpdater.exe on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the SvcUpdater.exe extension
  4. Get rid of SvcUpdater.exe by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “SvcUpdater.exe” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete SvcUpdater.exe

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the SvcUpdater.exe process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete SvcUpdater.exe
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “SvcUpdater.exe” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall SvcUpdater.exe

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for SvcUpdater.exe in there
    4. Uninstall SvcUpdater.exe from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any SvcUpdater.exe-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to SvcUpdater.exe in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is SvcUpdater.exe?

    However, since you are on this page, we presume you’ve already found something unusual on your computer that made you think there might be a malware infection somewhere in it. And that really is good news – at least you have detected something wrong in your computer, which is the first step towards resolving the problem.
    In order to detect and eliminate SvcUpdater.exe or Wup.exe, however, you may definitely need some assistance. That’s why we have listed several manual steps in the guide on this page to help you get rid of the infection quickly and without any hassle. If you find it hard to remove all malicious Trojan-related files with the manual steps or you simply don’t have the time for that, you can also use the professional removal tool that has been linked in the guide. It will do a full scan of your entire computer and will guide you through the automatic removal process in a matter of minutes.

    Is SvcUpdater.exe dangerous?

    Trojan horses are known for their versatile nature, thus, you can expect many things from such an infection. New threats like SvcUpdater.exe can be successfully involved in online banking thefts and fraud, as well as the theft of personal information and the eventual money extortion that may follow. Hackers who use Trojan-based infections may often use them as tools for direct system destruction, data corruption, installation of ransomware cryptoviruses and spyware programs and various other sketchy activities.
    Sadly, we cannot tell you precisely what a threat like SvcUpdater.exe may do while in your system simply because we cannot know what is in the head of the hackers that control it. They may decide to use it for cryptocurrency mining, or they may set it to secretly collect details about your passwords, online login credentials, your credit or debit card numbers and more. Regardless of what the intentions of the criminals could be, one thing is certain – you mustn’t let the Trojan linger on your computer any longer and take all the necessary actions to remove it.


    About the author


    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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