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Should I remove Extended Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,949
United States Rank #2,510
Reach 0.4332%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.92 days
646.70 days >
Average installed length: 339.79 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).

Overview

Extended Update is a software program developed by Hoolapp. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 8 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
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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 3.12.24.3 SScope.Trojan.Kriptik.8607
__searchresultsDx.dll (75e0f057c9fc088fdda0a751cc342d4b) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.81
ESET-NOD32 10201 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SearchAndMedia
VIPRE Antivirus 31910 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
dtuser.exe (541d52441b96386fd1928fc8e831820a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.81
ESET-NOD32 10201 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SearchAndMedia
VIPRE Antivirus 31916 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 16 all detections

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)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\updaterex\updateproc\updatetask.exe
MD5:8272d32ace355e4d4e85cb78530ae962
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) __searchresultsDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • __searchresultstb.dll (by IAC Search and Media) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • DPInst32.exe
  • (Malware detected) dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media) - DtUser
  • searchresultsDx64.dll
  • searchresultstb64.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.) (Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.) Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • __searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {11BF46C6-B3DE-48BD-BF70-3AD85CAB80B5}.
  • searchresultsDx64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Torch Media, Inc.)' with the class of {d4a1f3a7-8481-4e22-ab44-b86f7a60f9f2}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • __searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {c75a2d66-6d1d-4735-8f63-9d85dcc026a6}.
  • searchresultsDx64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Torch Media, Inc.)' with the class of {d4a1f3a7-8481-4e22-ab44-b86f7a60f9f2}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DigitalSite' (runs daily at 10:07).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Movies Toolbar\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE\dtuser.exe'.
Network connections
  • UpdateTask.exe connects to ec2-54-225-201-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com (54.225.201.206 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

UpdateTask.exe
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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Extended Update you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.66%
Windows 8 26.05%
Windows XP 8.72%
Windows Vista 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.04%
Windows 8 9.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.73%
Windows 8.1 8.59%
Windows 7 Professional 8.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.49%
  Brazil 27.16%
  United Kingdom 7.92%
  Italy 4.51%
  Canada 2.86%
  Germany 2.46%
  Australia 2.16%
  Portugal 1.99%
  India 1.89%
  France 1.65%
  Russia 1.42%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  Spain 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.93%
Acer 19.74%
Dell 17.80%
ASUS 8.44%
Samsung 8.10%
Toshiba 6.96%
Lenovo 4.45%
GIGABYTE 4.16%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Sahara 1.14%
Intel 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.36%
Positivo MOBILE 5.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.38%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.98%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.71%

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