• Undesirable program

    AOLUPD.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    AOL Smart Update Service
  • Filename
    aolupd.exe
  • Command
    C:\WINDOWS\Help\aolupd.exe
  • Description
    A variant of the Rbot.cgu variants family of worms and IRC backdoor Trojans. This infection may also appear in other folders and with a different service name.
  • File Location
    C:\WINDOWS\Help\aolupd.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    AOL_Updater
  • Display Name
    AOL Smart Update Service
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • This entry has been requested 2,891 times.

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