wsusupd.exe and u.exe

By Seder
Sep 13, 2007
  1. Hey, my name is Kevin. My knowledge of computers is minimal... I was searching through files in my computer and recently found two .exe's that i had never heard of and never knew of...

    There names are "wsusupd.exe" and "u.exe". I looked google for "u.exe" and found that it is a back up of services.exe due to it's byte size. If that isn't true, please tell me. I searched google for "wsusupd.exe" and found that many people, including this forum, have problems with that file. I have no idea where or what it came from... The most i do on this computer is download games from real companies (Which usually have spyware and not viruses i have heard) and so i am a bit confused as to where it came from.

    But anyway, i would like to know what wsusupd.exe actually does, and what is the easiest way (Hopefully without installing a lot of different programs) to remove it? On top of that, i would like to know what it is usually for... As in... I would like to know what is the primary use for this file? I ask because i only use my computer for gaming, watching imeem/youtube and that's it. I don't do banking, i don't use paypal... I don't even own a credit card. So... is wsusupd.exe really that bad to be on my computer?

    I hate installing things, mainly because i am afraid they might have spyware. I read the Steps on how to remove spyware from the thread, and it had close to 10-12 DIFFERENT programs to install. I don't really want to install so many pieces of software on my computer. I'm sure that those 12 programs have way more viruses/spyware then this .exe does.

    So, i'd like to have some answers and thanks for your time.
    -- kevin.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    I appreciate that the malware removal process involves a lot of work and installing software but there is really no alternative other than a complete wipe and reinstall of everything. Most of the software is of a run-once nature so is not really installed at all. Those 12 programs are malware removal tools and do not contain any nasties!
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    C:\wsusupd.exe Description: Added by the Troj/Enclag-A Trojan.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Seder only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  4. Seder

    Seder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If possible, i would like for others not to be able to see these... They can contain some data i would like to keep private...

    I downloaded all the programs and random stuff that i am sure gave me loads of spyware. SpyBot Search and Destroy found nothing, Ad AWARE Se came up with 3 MRU problems and a tracking cookie. The AVG Anti-Spyware came up with nothing.

    - When i restarted my computer from Safe Mode, AVG instantly "healed" u.exe and wsusupd.exe. I'm pretty sure they haven't actually healed it though, but i don't really know. I restarted my computer and both u.exe and wsusupd.exe are not their anymore, and they aren't in my task manager like they were before. However, my clock is now 24 hour instead of 12hour. It isn't am/pm anymore how can i change it back? O_o.

    -- At the Viruses/Spyware/Malware removal thread... It says "rehide your protected OS files". Why and how would i do that?

    --- What is "Bonjour" and "mDNSResponder"? Zone Alarm keeps asking for their approval for internet access, are they part of Microsoft or are they spyware? O_o.

    EDIT: The AVG Antirootkit scan showed no root kits. I just read the AVG Anti-Spyware.txt and it says that "No action taked" towards the dropper.small thing... I set the Settings to "Quarantine" and i think i did everything right... I don't know why it wouldn't take action towards it...
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All items in your AVG Antispyware log say "No Action Taken". That`s because you haven`t told AVG Antispyware to quarantine it`s results as per the instructions. See this pictorial guide.

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh HJT, Combofix and AVG Antispyware log.

    This is a legit process that belongs to iTunes.

    By doing the opposite of this.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Seder only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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