Do you know what updatecheck.exe is?
updatecheck.exe is a file that belongs to Trojan.Vundo.gen!C; thus, if you ever notice the presence of this file on your computer, there is basically no doubt that Trojan has entered your system. If you remove the infection from your system, updatecheck.exe will disappear as well. It means that you will not see it in the list of processes anymore and you will not detect it in any of the folders. Unfortunately, we have to upset you by saying that it is not an easy task to remove Trojan.Vundo.gen!C from the system. Luckily, our security specialists know what you should do in order to get rid of Trojan.Vundo.gen!C and remove updatecheck.exe. We will provide more information on the removal of threats in the final paragraph.
If you wonder what updatecheck.exe does, we can simply say that it helps the infection work properly. In addition, there is a possibility that this file helps to update the Trojan. Our specialists have noticed that updatecheck.exe usually hides in the %PROGRAMFILES% directory and its size is about 90112 bytes (912 KB). updatecheck.exe itself might be responsible for different tasks, but it will definitely disappear from your system if you delete Trojan.Vundo.gen!C. In fact, it is very important that you do that as soon as possible because it is a very serious computer infection.
Trojan.Vundo.gen!C itself is a Trojan horse that downloads various files and shows pop-up advertisements. If the user keeps clicking on ads, he/she will eventually end up on some kind of untrustworthy website full of harmful applications. It has to be also mentioned that Trojan.Vundo.gen!C might lower security settings, prevent access to certain websites, and disable particular software. As can be seen, Trojan.Vundo.gen!C is not going to act in a useful way, so we highly recommend that you remove it from the system. updatecheck.exe will disappear after the removal of this Trojan as well.
Our specialists believe that Trojan.Vundo.gen!C has entered the system via spam emails. Of course, you might have downloaded it from various P2P websites as well. Finally, other malicious application, which exists on your computer, might have helped Trojan.Vundo.gen!C to enter your system as well. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of similar threats and there is no doubt that they might enter your system if you keep it unprotected. We do not think that you want to encounter malware similar to Trojan.Vundo.gen!C ever again; thus, we highly recommend installing an automatic security tool on the system. You will simply have to enable it and malware will not be able to enter your system in the future.
In order to remove Trojan.Vundo.gen!C and thus get rid of updatecheck.exe, you should scan your computer with an antimalware scanner. We recommend using the SpyHunter antimalware suite because we know that it can help you. Actually, we do not recommend trying to delete updatecheck.exe manually because it is a very difficult process and it does not seem that you will be able to do that. It has to be also mentioned that the automatic method is definitely quicker and more reliable.
In non-techie terms:
You have to be very cautious in the future in order not to allow various computer infections to enter your system. As has been already mentioned, you should install an antimalware tool on the system. On top of that, it is advisable not to open spam email attachments, download programs from unreliable third-party websites, and agree with the installation of unknown programs.