avupdate.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if avupdate.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
This application is normally found in C:\ProgramData\Innovative Solutions\AVBase\avupdate.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is f648e8416e8502dd7181681f5a3f9eab.
This program is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of modern PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the file is Updater.
File version stored as a property UPDATER_VERSION_STRING.
Company name Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.
Intellectual property rights notice ï?½ 2000 - 2014 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG and its Licensors.
avupdate.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.
avupdate.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in avupdate.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Innovative Solutions Grup SRL
Certificate's issuer name: GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - SHA256 - G2
This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.