autoupdate.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if autoupdate.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
The default filename and folder where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\AutoUpdate.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is bfbfa46a36e29f071f160dd09122459b.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full power of current PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the file is IObit Malware Fighter Autoupdate.
File version extracted from the file 188.8.131.5282.
Copyright notice Copyright©2005-2017 IObit.
This exe does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.
The code of this exe seems to have been compressed or obfuscated so it can not be easily hacked.
Some dangerous features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
autoupdate.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in autoupdate.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: IObit Information Technology
Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.