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Should I remove GBUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.2.0.1973 16.67%
4.2.0.1887 16.67%
3.1.0.1218 16.67%
2.0.0.1758 16.67%
1.3.0.1395 16.67%
1.1.0.1083 16.67%

GBUpdate

What is GBUpdate?

GBUpdate is an malware/spyware program that installs on the user's PC from a set of bundled applications, mostly PUPs. Once installs, the software will integrate into the web browser and operating system and track the overall usage of the user's browsing behavior including recording what URLs the user visits and which advertisements are display and/or clicked on.

Overview

The most common release is 4.2.0.1973, 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 GBUpdate.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 717.61 KB (734,828 bytes). The installed file GBUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GBUpdate.
GBUpdate.exe (1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09 Trojan/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.22 TR/Downloader.A.988
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Agent-ASOC [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3601 Downloader.Generic13
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1418 Trojan.Win32.Agent.50
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.SauseiLTAR.Trojan
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/Trojan.IDAE-2984
Comodo Security 17576 TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Dr.Web 9.0.0.08 Trojan.DownLoad3.30962
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 W32/Agent.AFD!tr.dldr
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.AU
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.175.10776 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048ec4f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.08.11 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5600.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.Agent.cojdgu
Norman 10.20140108 Suspicious_Gen4.FKQEC
Panda Antivirus 14.01.08.11 Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.96 Troj/Agent-AFFX
Symantec 1/8/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.08 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
VIPRE Antivirus 25218 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.729600.B
       View all 28 all detections
GBUpdate 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 GBUpdate.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\setapp\gbupdate
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\setapp\gbupdate\gbupdate.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 717.61 KB

Program filesFiles installed by GBUpdate

Program executable:GBUpdate.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\setapp\gbupdate\GBUpdate.exe
MD5:1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb
  • (Malware detected) GBUpdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GBUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SW-Booster-S-5468593891.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GBUpdate.exe
Memory:1024 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000125145%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000264%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000988%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:332
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove GBUpdate?

Quickly and completely remove GBUpdate 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 GBUpdate 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 GBUpdate, 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 GBUpdate.
  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) 83%
Win XP 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  India 11.11%
  DZ 11.11%
  AL 11.11%
  PR 11.11%
  Egypt 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Common models
Gateway ZX6971 20.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 20.00%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 20.00%
Dell Inspiron N5010 20.00%

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