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Program info

Estimated safety rating


service_update.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if service_update.exe is on your system, 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 purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Yandex\YandexBrowser\\service_update.exe

The default name and directory where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yandex\YandexBrowser\\service_update.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is ea9d3bedd15ddb09b44a11c83b86cb3e.

Is running as a service


This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full power of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description


The description written in the program is Yandex.

File version

File version extracted from the file





 Copyright © 2012-2016 YANDEX LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Legal copyright notice Copyright © 2012-2016 YANDEX LLC. All Rights Reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


service_update.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from service_update.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.

Certifier email

The name of the organization or individual signing this is:

Certifier name


Digitally signed by: YANDEX LLC

Issuer name

 GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2

Certificate's issuer name: GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.