74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove EasyUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #43,581
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.72 days
810.32 days >
Average installed length: 425.76 days


VersionDistribution 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%


What is EasyUpdate?

This is home page hijacker/malware detected by multiple antivirus vendors including AVG, Avast, ESET, Malwarebytes, McAfee and Symantec. Also known as SK.Enabler. The software uses various techniques to prevent anti-virus programs from detecting it. Within Internet Explorer the toolbar runs as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), in Google Chrome it is an extension and in Firefox it is an addon.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The primary executable is named EasyUpdate.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 717.62 KB (734,845 bytes). The installed file EasyUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in EasyUpdate.
EasyUpdate.exe (1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09 Trojan/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir TR/Downloader.A.988
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Agent-ASOC [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3601 Downloader.Generic13
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.50
Bkav FE W32.SauseiLTAR.Trojan
Commtouch SDK W32/Trojan.IDAE-2984
Comodo Security 17576 TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoad3.30962
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 W32/Agent.AFD!tr.dldr
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.AU
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.175.10776 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048ec4f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.08.11 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5600.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Agent.cojdgu
Norman 10.20140108 Suspicious_Gen4.FKQEC
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.96 Troj/Agent-AFFX
Symantec 1/8/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.08 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
VIPRE Antivirus 25218 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.729600.B
       View all 28 all detections
EasyUpdate has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove EasyUpdate.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PremiumSoft
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\quickset\easyupdate
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\quickset\easyupdate\easyupdate.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 717.62 KB

Program filesFiles installed by EasyUpdate

Program executable:EasyUpdate.exe (Malware detected)
  • (Malware detected) EasyUpdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • EasyUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WS_Booster-S-5094090275.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1024 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000125145%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000264%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000988%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:332
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove EasyUpdate?

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Or, you can uninstall EasyUpdate from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program EasyUpdate, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove EasyUpdate.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 13%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.97%
  Taiwan 10.34%
  Brazil 6.90%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  Colombia 3.45%
  Peru 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Lenovo 23.08%
Toshiba 15.38%
Acer 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 10.00%
LENOVO IdeaPad U310 10.00%
LENOVO 1068BAU 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b017c 10.00%
Acer Aspire 5735 10.00%

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SteveG (Expert)over a year ago
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