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Should I remove Feature Update Service YFD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #9,082
United States Rank #13,259
Reach 0.0486%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.75 days
169.48 days >
Average installed length: 89.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
20.14.35 0.15%
20.14.24 0.15%
2.14.35 0.73%
2.14.34 0.73%
2.14.33 1.76%
2.14.32 6.89%
2.14.31 6.01%
2.14.30 7.18%
2.14.29 5.43%
2.14.28 5.43%
2.14.27 4.55%
2.14.26 6.01%
2.14.25 8.36%
2.14.24 8.36%
2.14.23 7.18%
2.14.22 7.33%
2.14.21 4.99%
2.14.20 3.67%
2.14.19 3.52%
2.14.18 2.49%
2.14.17 1.32%
1.4.1 0.44%
1.4.0 7.18%
1.0.3 0.15%

Feature Update Service YFD

What is Feature Update Service YFD?

Installed with the YourFileDownloader program.

Overview

Feature Update Service YFD is a software program developed by YourFile Downloader. The most common release is 2.14.25, 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 yourfileupdater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 7.36 MB (7,719,376 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 22% of users of Feature Update Service YFD come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Feature Update Service YFD.
yourfileupdater.exe (20ef7eed836bb8f1c11c4e371a60bd52) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Downloader-UEO [PUP]
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 24728 Via Advertising (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.yourfiledownloader.com
Help link: www.yourfiledownloader.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader Updater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader Updater\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 7.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Feature Update Service YFD

Program executable:yourfileupdater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:YourFile Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\yourfiledownloader updater\yourfileupdater.exe
MD5:20ef7eed836bb8f1c11c4e371a60bd52
  • uninstall.exe (by http://yourfiledownloader.net) - YourFile Downloader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • YourFileUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Your File Updater.

How do I remove Feature Update Service YFD?

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Or, you can uninstall Feature Update Service YFD 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 (YFD), 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 YFD.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.71%
Windows 8 29.43%
Windows XP 8.20%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 8.1 10.67%
Windows 7 Professional 9.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.91%
  India 8.60%
  United Kingdom 4.30%
  Indonesia 3.33%
  Canada 2.77%
  Italy 2.77%
  MA 2.77%
  Philippines 2.08%
  Romania 2.08%
  DZ 1.80%
  Australia 1.80%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Belgium 1.66%
  Malaysia 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.40%
Dell 17.38%
Acer 17.17%
ASUS 9.23%
Toshiba 9.01%
Lenovo 4.94%
Samsung 4.72%
GIGABYTE 4.08%
Intel 1.50%
Sahara 1.07%
MSI 0.86%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.78%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.48%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 NoteBook ... 2.61%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.17%

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