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What’s IObitMGUpgrade.exe (IObit MBR Guard Upgrade)? Is it safe or a virus?

IObitMGUpgrade.exe is an executable file developed by IObit Information Technology. It is associated with the app "IObit MBR Guard Upgrade" and is designed to upgrade the MBR (Master Boot Record) protection feature of the IObit program.

The Master Boot Record is a crucial part of a computer's boot process, and by upgrading its protection, the software aims to enhance the security of the system against potential threats such as boot sector viruses and other malicious attacks. The IObitMGUpgrade.exe process is responsible for implementing these upgrades and ensuring that the MBR is safeguarded from potential risks, ultimately contributing to the overall security of the computer system.

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Who makes IObitMGUpgrade.exe (IObit MBR Guard Upgrade)?

We’ve found IObit Information Technology should be the publisher of IObitMGUpgrade.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 28, 2024

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