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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel


If Trojan.Vundo.gen!C, which is a serious infection, ever enters your system, you will probably notice a new process updatecheck.exe added to the Task Manager. This process helps the infection work properly and it is one of its essential components. As Trojan.Vundo.gen!C and updatecheck.exe are so closely related, there is no doubt that this process will disappear from the list after the removal of Trojan.Vundo.gen!C. Even though it is definitely not an easy task to do that, our specialists still know how to remove this Trojan and thus get rid of updatecheck.exe process. In order to receive all the necessary information, you should read this article from beginning to end.

Researchers working at have found out that the size of updatecheck.exe is about 90112 bytes. Of course, the version of the OS (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows 8) might have an impact on the size, which means that this file can be slightly different on different operating systems. What is more, our specialists have noticed that updatecheck.exe usually hides in the %PROGRAMFILES% directory. Thus, there is a possibility that you will notice its presence there if you check it. As updatecheck.exe is closely related to Trojan.Vundo.gen!C, there is a huge possibility that this process is used in order to update the infection. Actually, updatecheck.exe might be used for different purposes; it is impossible to enumerate all of them because it does what a cyber criminal wants it to do.

Trojan.Vundo.gen!C itself might have entered your system via spam email. Of course, it might have been hoisted onto your computer by a drive-by download that exploits browser vulnerability. Finally, there is a possibility that you have downloaded this infection yourself from some kind of untrustworthy P2P website. Trojan.Vundo.gen!C can download various infections on your computer and it seems that it is going to display various pop-up advertisements. On top of that, it will inject ads into your search results. If you click on any of those ads, you will be redirected to really untrustworthy websites and will download a bunch of harmful programs. It has to be mentioned that various Trojans and other serious computer infections slither onto those computers that are unprotected. Therefore, our security specialists highly recommend that you install a trustworthy antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter on the system and keep it always enabled. You should also stop downloading programs from various third-party and other untrustworthy websites.

As we have already mentioned, the only way to get rid of updatecheck.exe is to remove Trojan.Vundo.gen!C from the system. Actually, we do not think that you will be able to do that yourself because it is definitely not an easy task to remove Trojan from the system. Thus, we suggest that you acquire a trustworthy antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, install it on the system, and perform a system scan. You can, of course, use another tool; however, it has to be 100% trustworthy if you want to delete all the existing infections, including Trojan.Vundo.gen!C, from your system. In fact, your system will also be protected from future threats that might try to enter your system if you install a reliable tool.

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