77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove EasylifeGadget Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

EasylifeGadget Updater

What is EasylifeGadget Updater?

EasylifeGadget Updater is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

About  (from BetterSoft)

THE PLUGIN AND OTHER SERVICES COLLECT AND STORES INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WEB PAGES YOU VISIT AND YOUR ACTIVITY ON THOSE PAGES, SUCH AS IMPRESSIONS, CLICKS AND SEARCH TERMS. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE PLUGIN AND OTHER SERVICES MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, AND IN SOME CASES INFORMATION (INCLUDING I...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in EasylifeGadget Updater.
EasylifeGadget Updater.exe (2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.05.25 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
avast! 2014.9-130526 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.730 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 16313 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.05.26.01 Adware.BHO.Agent
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8371 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5/26/2013 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.2013-26-05_1 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 13.5.22 Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.0.0 AdWare.BHO.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.FakeIcon.cw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!296040009449
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!296040009449
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.438 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
nProtect 13.05.24.04 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Sophos 4.89 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_DLOAD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 ADW_DLOAD
VIPRE Antivirus 18076 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.BetterSoft.348160
2844174011.dll (c2f772d5eb7fc69d24361c2c0ebc6eb5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.03.00 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.76 Adware/BetterSoft.A
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEKX
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 17373 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.BHO.Agent.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 9122 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 22 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.t
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.t
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56582 Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.cjedov
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 23944 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.187904
       View all 43 all detections
EasylifeGadget Updater 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 EasylifeGadget Updater.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\EasylifeGadget Updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\EASYLI~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 525.97 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EasylifeGadget Updater

Program executable:EasylifeGadget Updater.exe (Malware detected)
Updater
Path:C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\EasylifeGadget Updater\EasylifeGadget Updater.exe
MD5:2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 2844174011.dll
  • (Malware detected) EasylifeGadget Updater.exe - Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EasylifeGadget Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\schedule!3965101766.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • EasylifeGadget Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named schedule!2620036047.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

EasylifeGadget Updater.exe
Memory:1.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009770726%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052169%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045538%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:29,016
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:154 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove EasylifeGadget Updater?

Quickly and completely remove EasylifeGadget Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove EasylifeGadget Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall EasylifeGadget Updater 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 EasylifeGadget Updater, 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 EasylifeGadget Updater.
  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.
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.