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This entry is classified as malware, spyware, adware, or other potentially unwanted software.

If the description states that it is malware, you should immediately run a trusted anti-virus and anti-spyware tool.


Item Details
Name: Microsoft Update
Filename: mcupdate.exe
Description: Added by a variant of the WIN32.RBOT WORM! -
this file is located in the Windows\System32 or Winnt\System32 folder, and must NOT be confused with the McAfee antivirus executable in
Located in \%Program Files%\Network Associates\VirusScan\





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This is a Startup entry, not a running process - although it may be visible in Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) if it continues running after startup. Before ending a process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it is listed as an "X", please check whether it's actually set to start using MSCONFIG or another tool.

Some bad startup entries use the same names as common Windows processes, and it may be difficult to distinguish between them in Task Manager. If in doubt, seek advice before doing anything.


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