avupdate.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if avupdate.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
This program is normally found on disk in C:\ProgramData\Innovative Solutions\AVBase_SAVAPI4\avupdate.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is c28ee70758e1b3c02b792e7c7d32ad68.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of nowadays' computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the program is Updater for Avira products.
File version extracted from the file 126.96.36.199.
Maker Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.
Copyright notice Copyright © 2000 - 2016 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG and its Licensors..
This program does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.
avupdate.exe has a digital signature. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to avupdate.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Innovative Solutions Grup SRL
Certificate's issuer name: GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - SHA256 - G2
This executable does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.