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Should I remove Extended Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,858
United States Rank #2,360
Reach 0.4551%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.06 days
562.37 days >
Average installed length: 295.48 days

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Extended Update

What is Extended Update?

Extended Update is a potentially unwanted application that is triggered to run daily by bypassing Windows User Account Control (UAC).


Extended Update is a software program developed by Hoolapp. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named updatetask.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 96.51 MB (101,197,001 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 39% of users of Extended Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Extended Update.
updatetask.exe (8272d32ace355e4d4e85cb78530ae962) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17003 Application.Win32.Dealply.~A
ESET-NOD32 7.8847 a variant of Win32/DealPly.F
McAfee 5600.7210 Artemis!8272D32ACE35
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7210 Artemis!8272D32ACE35
Sophos 4.93 Generic PUA PJ
Vba32 AntiVirus SScope.Trojan.Kriptik.8607

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\updaterex\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\UpdaterEX\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 96.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Extended Update

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • DPInst32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At1' (runs daily at 02:26).
Network connections
  • UpdateTask.exe connects to ec2-54-225-201-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071624939%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00573918%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00142332%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Extended Update?

Quickly and completely remove Extended Update from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Extended Update 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 Extended Update, 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 Extended Update.
  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) 52%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.08%
Windows 8 25.36%
Windows XP 8.96%
Windows Vista 4.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 8 9.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.87%
Windows 8.1 8.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.00%
  Brazil 28.35%
  United Kingdom 7.42%
  Italy 4.69%
  Canada 2.96%
  Germany 2.59%
  Portugal 2.06%
  Australia 2.02%
  India 1.84%
  France 1.69%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  Russia 0.97%
  Spain 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.89%
Acer 19.89%
Dell 17.64%
ASUS 8.63%
Samsung 8.01%
Toshiba 6.63%
Lenovo 4.57%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Sahara 1.13%
Intel 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.47%
Positivo Positivo M... 5.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.30%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.59%


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