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Windows 7: update.exe - Application error

22 Aug 2015   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
update.exe - Application error

I used to rarely get this error until a week or so back but I'm seeing this error for 2nd or 3rd time this week.. I used to usually get this could not be read error while running Avira (either when trying to update or prior to scan, after initiating one) but today I didn't even open Avira & got this...

is there a way to put a full stop to this msg ? And is this any cause of concern for me ?

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24 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

I am getting this exact error too since a couple of days back. I have no idea what is causing it. I am not sure if it is related to Avira, but I do have that same virus protection software installed as well.
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24 Aug 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Download and run ProcessExplorer. It does not need to be installed.

Drag-and-drop target to find an image. If you're not sure which application corresponds to which image in Process Explorer, click and drag the little gun sight icon on the Process Explorer toolbar, and drop it on any visible window to find out what process/image it is.
Once the error message is on the screen, start ProcessExplorer and drag the target icon and drop it on the error message window. It will show the process that generated that window highlighted in blue in the PE window.

Then use msconfig Startup and Services tabs to find and disable that process.
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