How to Remove Wcupdater.exe Virus | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Wcupdater.exe. This Wcupdater.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Malware researchers categorize Wcupdater.exe as a dangerous Trojan Horse virus. Its main weapons are stealth and versatility. Why? Because there are no limits to what this virus can do. There is a wide variety of means to cause harm to the victim’s computer, once the Trojan decides to launch an attack.

The virus can be programmed to cause all kinds of damage like deleting important files, corrupting the windows registry, bombardment with annoying ad content, as well as a huge decrease in the overall performance of the computer. And that’s just a taste of the Trojan’s abilities. It is a powerful tool in the hands of cyber criminals who seek to wreak havoc and steal all sorts of personal information.

Trojan Horses such as the Wcupdater.exe are most commonly spread via bundled software, fake update requests, spam email messages, email attachments, corrupt torrent files, etc. Often, users do the following mistake when they download software from the internet – they opt for a Standard/Quick installation and thus are unable to view the full contents of the software bundles that they are trying to install. This action results in the user to unknowingly give access to malicious threats like the Trojan virus Wcupdater.exe.

In order to avoid such parasite infection to reach your computer system, we recommend our readers to choose Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard instead. When they see a program or an application that they deem suspicious or never even intended to download in the first place, they can easily deselect it.

Who doesn’t fear a potential Trojan Horse infiltration? Through this type of virus, cyber criminals can spy on their victims with ease. They can monitor every step you take – both in the virtual and the real world. Gaining control over your web camera and microphone will be a piece of cake, once the Trojan Horse has launched an attack on your computer.

No one wants their privacy breached in such way. What’s more, hackers will be able to steal important files like photos, documents, executable files and anything else that they find valuable. Then, they will share such data with third-parties for profit. Trojans are also a great way to infect a computer with other type of viruses like worms, ransomware, spyware, adware, browser hijackers, etc. The end goal of this malicious parasite is to cause severe damages to the victim’s computer, making any work on the PC impossible.

Often such virus infiltration leads to the blue screen of death. The most important thing to do when you’ve fallen victim to the Wcupdater.exe Trojan is to act as quick as possible. The longer this malware stays on your system unattended, the greater the damages will get. We can help you to successfully remove this Trojan Horse from your computer. Just follow our detailed instructions below.

Wcupdater.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Wcupdater.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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