avupdate.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if avupdate.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Normally, this program is located in C:\ProgramData\Innovative Solutions\AVBase_SAVAPI4\avupdate.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 353cfbc893aa35129d5a0868e5766a15.
This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the entire set of features of nowadays' computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the program is Updater for Avira products.
File version 126.96.36.199.
Author Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright © 2000 - 2016 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG and its Licensors..
This file does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.
avupdate.exe has a digital signature. Today most legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to avupdate.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA - G2
This application does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.