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The application Fwupdate.exe file belong to the LG Tools which is required to update feature for LG CD/DVD. LG Firmware Update is a software that runs the auto-update feature for LG CD/DVD writer rom and Fwupdate.exe is the executable file for this program. It is a legitimate file for LG electronics but is not a core windows file.

What is fwupdate.exe?

Fwupdate.exe is a legitimate file for LG Tools by www.lg.com. It is kind of executable file that plays an important role for auto-update feature of LG Drives. This is not a system software for windows/linux operating system and can be removed easily.

FwUpdate Full Form LG Firmware Update

If you have LG CD/DVD rom hardware installed to the syste, then most probably you will see fwupdate file on to the operating system.

File Location and size of file

This file is located in C:\Program_Files\lg_fwupdate\ directory usually, but can also be found in some other sub folder of C:\. The size of this file is usually 548,864 bytes.

In most cases, it will be installed automatically on your system and is not harmful. However, sometimes Fwupdate.exe is likely to give some errors.

Why is Fwupdate.exe giving errors?

As it is an executable file, there is a possibility that harmful virus or malware can disguise as Fwupdate.exe and get into your computer. If the file is located anywhere except its default location, it is possibly a malware and should be removed instantly.

However, if the Fwupdate file is not a suspected virus and still giving you errors, you can fix them by preventing fwupdate.exe from running at startup.

Common Fwupdate.exe Error Message

Following are common errors that you might see on your Windows system:

  • fwupdate.exe file is missing
  • fwupdate.exe not found
  • fwupdate.exe failed to load

How to disable/remove Fwupdate?

If you are receiving an error message that fwupdate is not working or has been stopped then you can follow given steps to fix the error:

  • Press Win+R keys and type msconfig in the Run window
  • Hit Enter to open System Configurationwindow
  • Go to Services tab and find lgfw or fwupdate
  • Uncheck the box next to the program file and click on Apply
  • Reboot your system to apply the changes

In case you are still getting the errors from fwupdate file then you can also remove the program from your system. However, it is not advisable to do so if you are using an LG DVD rom/computer.

  • Press Win+R keys to open Run window
  • Type control panel and hit Enter
  • Find LG Toolkit or LG ODD Auto Firmware Updatein the Programs and Featureswindow
  • Right click on the program and select Uninstall
  • Reboot your system and check to confirm that the file has been deleted

Please make sure that if you are using LG blue-ray drive on your system, switching off the auto run feature or deleting the program will prevent all updates from getting installed automatically. This may cause trouble while playing the latest blue-ray disks. You will have to manually update it on a regular basis in C:\ Program Files (x86)\lg_fwupdate \fwupdate.exe to make sure it runs smoothly. The best option is to update the application from official website.

Also check other similar executable files:

atkexComSvc.exe – Asus, Aswidsagenta.exe, elbycdio.sys, rubyw.exeWSHelper.exe, mrt.exe  etc.



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