Express Files Updater by Faglaro Enterprises Limited (Signed)

Remove EFupdater.exe
Warning 11 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of EFupdater.exe.


efupdater.exe has 4 known versions, the most recent one is 1, 0, 0, 6. efupdater.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 195.79 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Faglaro Enterprises Limited by the certification authority COMODO CA Limited. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program ExpressFiles from Express Solutions. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0004% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 8.61 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 11.02 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 10.64 KB per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is efupdater.exe?

Express Files Updater (efupdater.exe) is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

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File name:efupdater.exe
Product name:Express Files Updater
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\expressfiles\efupdater.exe
Issued to:Faglaro Enterprises Limited
Authority (CA):COMODO CA Limited
Effective date:Friday, December 16, 2011
Expiration date:Sunday, December 16, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Express Files Updater.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of efupdater.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Express Files Updater' runs on logon in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Express Files Updater.job'
  • The job 'Express FilesUpdate' runs on logon in the path '\Express FilesUpdate'
  • Entry path '\Express FilesUpdate'
  • Entry path '\Express Files Updater'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Express FilesUpdate.job'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Express Files Updater.job'
  • Login entry path '\Express FilesUpdate'
  • Login entry path '\Express Files Updater'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Express FilesUpdate.job'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 11 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.52 1,0,0,0
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.52 1,0,0,0
Dr.Web Tool.DownLoader.52 1, 0, 0, 6
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.YourFileDownloader.AMN (A) 1, 0, 0, 6
eSafe Win32.Trojan 1, 0, 0, 6
ESET NOD32 7.8137 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1,0,0,0
ESET NOD32 7.8224 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1, 0, 0, 6
ESET NOD32 7.8267 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1,0,0,0
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0721 1,0,0,0
VIPRE Antivirus 16818 ExpressFiles Installer (fs) 1, 0, 0, 6
VIPRE Antivirus 17180 ExpressFiles Installer (fs) 1,0,0,0

VersionsAll file variations of efupdater.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
fa0f8558cbf4a4c1175f5bc1824cd253 36c513b8d860984cda7c81a6fc4261d8d37a9032 196.24 KB
3cffe856d6c054b04da4c0a84d95bf6e 6ac9784405f19c54c94812dbc4f6d1e3512f38f5 195.65 KB
f8d119dbba480f326e8801068caac4a6 27f9126c0c6aa7df5f09bc3a5f524ff30502eff0 195.65 KB
db7305d7f120160486451407f5828447 a312b3fc7e454ad9baa11a3e52d2c5a136411516 195.62 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.71%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.76%
Windows 8 Pro 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.94%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United Kingdom installs about 23.53% of Express Files Updater.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 23.53%
Dell 23.53%
Toshiba 23.53%
American Megatrends 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
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