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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,178
United States Rank #22,115
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.16 days
181.81 days >
Average installed length: 95.53 days


30.14.35 0.34%
30.14.34 0.34%
30.14.33 0.68%
30.14.30 1.03%
30.14.29 0.34%
30.14.27 0.68%
30.14.24 0.68%
30.14.23 0.34%
30.14.21 1.37%
30.14.20 0.68%
30.14.19 0.34%
30.14.17 0.34%
3.14.36 1.03%
3.14.35 1.37%
3.14.34 2.74%
3.14.33 2.74%
3.14.32 2.05%
3.14.31 3.77%
3.14.30 4.11%
3.14.29 3.77%
3.14.28 6.51%
3.14.27 3.77%
3.14.26 8.22%
3.14.25 6.85%
3.14.24 9.25%
3.14.23 5.14%
3.14.22 7.19%
3.14.21 3.77%
3.14.20 3.42%
3.14.19 2.74%
3.14.18 3.77%
3.14.17 5.14%
2.0.5 1.03%
2.0.3 4.45%

Feature Update Service GFF

What is Feature Update Service GFF?  (from GoforFiles)

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Feature Update Service GFF is a program developed by GoforFiles. The most used version is 3.14.24, 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 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, gffupdater.exe consumes on average about 8.41 MB of private system memory. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 8.86 MB (9,292,002 bytes). GFFUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 19% of users of Feature Update Service GFF come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Saudi Arabia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Feature Update Service GFF.
gffupdater.exe (10c7f833d6d01bb643e3a8f17c4ad144) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAuto
CAT-QuickHeal (Suspicious) - DNAScan
ESET-NOD32 7.9072 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.10249 Trojan
K7GW 13.173.10249 Trojan ( 0048e4cc1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7266 Artemis!10C7F833D6D0
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7266 Artemis!10C7F833D6D0
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.F47V0920
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.goforfiles.com
Help link: www.goforfiles.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 8.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Feature Update Service GFF

Program executable:gffupdater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:GoforFiles Application
GoforFiles Updater Application
Signed by:Righway Technologies
Path:C:\Program Files\goforfiles updater\gffupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by http://www.goforfiles.com/) - GoforFiles
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GFFUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoforFilesUpdate.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GFFUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GFFUpdater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.41 MB
21.09 MB average

How do I remove Feature Update Service GFF?

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Or, you can uninstall Feature Update Service GFF 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 Feature Update Service (GFF), 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 Feature Update Service GFF.
  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) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.88%
Windows 8 30.48%
Windows XP 8.22%
Windows Vista 3.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.25%
Windows 8.1 8.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.83%
  India 7.14%
  Saudi Arabia 4.22%
  Australia 3.57%
  Germany 3.25%
  Indonesia 3.25%
  Malaysia 2.92%
  Egypt 2.92%
  Turkey 2.60%
  MA 2.60%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Canada 1.95%
  DZ 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
Acer 18.63%
Dell 16.18%
Toshiba 10.78%
ASUS 7.84%
Samsung 5.88%
Lenovo 4.90%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Intel 0.98%
Sony 0.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.82%
Dell Latitude D630 3.05%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.29%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.29%


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