I have had this problem for a couple of weeks now and want to see if you guys might have a solution. When I start up windows I get this annoying pop up that says "Updater.exe can not be found". Usually I just x it out or 'cancel'. How do I get rid of this? It only shows up when I start/re-start my Laptop.
Althoug above will remove the malware u have. But sometimes even after removing the malware the error message may still apear.
In that case do as following:
1) Click on start --> run
2) type 'msconfig' and press enter
3)click on startup tab
4) look for a entry of 'updater.exe' and uncheck it
5) click ok and then restart the pc.
AVG is worse than Norton. End of story.
This seems to sound in relation to your Vista SP2 error that you've been having, perhaps you running that batch file wasn't such a smart idea. Microsoft update programs usually have the program abbreviation before them, such as msoupdate.exe (Microsoft Office). I agree with JBotAlan, get something other than AVG (in my opinion) or Norton. I'd go with Avast, it's free and does the job real well.
If you're a computer expert, you could use Comodo.
hunnyhiteshseth basically said it all.
One thing though, make sure you check your Startup folder for any residual programs that may have embedded themselves in your PC. Some of these things may or may not show up using the 'msconfig' (Startup Config Utility).