What is winupdates.exe? Is winupdates.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix winupdates.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your winupdates process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair winupdates.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: RBot Worm

Product: RBot Worm

Company: RBot Worm

File: winupdates.exe


An Internet Relay Chat trojan, winupdates.exe is most often affiliated with a process known as the Rbot Worm. This process communicates with an outside server and allows remote access to your machine, as well as replicating primarily through your IRC client. If you are infected with this file, it can only be removed with reputable antivirus or anti-malware software. In some cases, this process is also associated with a legitimate file from Inno Setup, a file installation program introduced as an alternative to InstallShield.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/winupdates.exe.html 
If you want a detailed security rating about your winupdates.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of winupdates.exe: based on 39 votes. Read also the 37 reviews.

  • 20 users ask for this file. One user rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 8 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 29 users rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about winupdates.exe:
keep on inserting files to an invisible folder for LIMEwire
Disabling Windows Task Manager David Vallée
Disables Task Manager
known virus, spyware James
Virus or spyware or something I know it's something bad kill the process!! Phillip_2005
this file is from what i can see a trojan... David
I know nothing about this file, but it looks suspicious, I bet it is spyware.
After a windows update this showed up (not sure if it is related to the update or not) i then could not open my taskmanager until after i shut this program down witch i had to use another program to do. Seems to me anything that will turn off taskmanager and prevent it from starting up is not a good thing.
This file prevents Windows Task Manager from opening as well as CPU draining. Jason Early
virus :(  See also: Link dallas
takes up cpu memory
winupdates.exe is a process associated with the Rbot Worm. It is an IRC backdoor trojan giving remote users access to your system. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. If found on your system make sure that you have downloaded the latest update for your antivirus application. Mikael
from limewire is around 835 or so kb when you download a file, makes task manager have problems (ctrl + alt + del doesn't bring it up) none
winupdates.exe is a process associated with the Rbot Worm. It is an IRC backdoor trojan giving remote users access to your system. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. If found on your system make sure that you have downloaded the latest update for your antivirus application. richie
Ilinked to a worm putting umwanted zip files in P2P related folders Pete
is a virus according to symantec W32.Alcra.B  See also: Link LordWabbit
It takes up almost 93% percent of my 1.2 ghz processor. Very Annoying. Bryan
stops limewire from continuously starting up Johnston Tang
disable task manager , send to www.phazeddl.com katz.ws.... George
it messed up your computer Brianna
this program can be infected with a virus called alcra.b it is dangerous bryan
This file caused an increase of cpu usage and task manager plus other exe's wouldnt open Jonathan
it stops windows task manager opening..... delete it Ryan
came with Limewire seems to prevent taskmgr to start erde
It disables Alt-Control-Del and Limewire will start up after you have shut it down... :)_
It disables taskmanager and the only thing i've installed recently was itunes quicktime. Damn mac conspiracy giving pc a virus like this FrustratedGenius
doesnt allow opening of taskmanager and uses alot of resources svair
Disables task manager
Adware, spyware. didn't effect my system much, showed up on antispyware beta; when "remove"ed continued to show up. i killed process then removed and so far so good. i think i got a smaller version. Kevin
while downloading over bittorrent it tries to run a weblink to a modified msconfig.exe and places winupdates.exe in c:\ L0u
this program is part of a worm, it will stop access to your task manager and should be terminated as soon as possible Michael
creates a file named drsmartload.exe and downloads adware onto your computer and it disables the windows task manager  See also: Link mike
Harmless system file responsible for keeping windows anti-virus systems updated.  See also: Link Fred
This takes up most of the CPU and disables the task manager. I was able to delete winupdate.exe via the link. This doesn't just work for the winupdate.exe virus/spyware file it also gets rid of 99% of other harmful files  See also: Link Ian Hill
can come from downloading and running the setup.exe file in any zip file off of limewire or other P2P network that is 851.7KB. It is known as the W32 Alcra B virus also known as W32/Alcan.worm!p2p It disabled task manager as well as regedit Julia
This one is very dangerous, if not stopped immediately it will write itself into your registry, startup programs, rewrite registry entries, duplicate itself into your prefetch folder, write itself into all saved restored points, until it finally restarts computer and blocks all attempts to login, no matter if under normal or any F8 safe mode options. Informed Symantec of seriousness... Anthony lost computer
doesn't seem to bother anything - been on my computer for a long time, hidden folder, 4.0kb, in the folder is a zip file-a.zip. not giving me a problem that I know of

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