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Should I remove Playtopus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,984
United States Rank #2,753
Reach 0.1051%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.69 days
551.37 days >
Average installed length: 289.70 days

Playtopus

What is Playtopus?

Playtopus is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

Overview

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 main program executable is updatetask.exe.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Playtopus.
updatetask.exe (24a819a072d40b5821504fcbd0a67537) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140422 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
McAfee 5600.7153 Generic PUP.x
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Generic PUP.x
Trend Micro 10.465.22 ADW_DOWNWARE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 ADW_DOWNWARE

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playtopus.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DigitalSites\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PLAYTO~1\UNINST~1.DLL,ProcessRequest

Program filesFiles installed by Playtopus

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DigitalSites\updateproc\updatetask.exe
MD5:24a819a072d40b5821504fcbd0a67537

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DigitalSite' (runs daily at 10:07).

How do I remove Playtopus?

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Or, you can uninstall Playtopus 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 Playtopus, 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 Playtopus.
  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) 64%
Win XP 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,984

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.54%
Windows 8 16.84%
Windows Vista 12.56%
Windows XP 2.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.52%
Windows 8 10.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.96%
Windows 7 Professional 5.78%
Windows 8.1 2.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.12%
  Iran 2.45%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  Canada 1.18%
  Australia 0.45%
  Brazil 0.09%
  Chile 0.09%
  China 0.09%
  DZ 0.09%
  Egypt 0.09%
  France 0.09%
  Guatemala 0.09%
  MA 0.09%
  OM 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.44%
Dell 23.38%
Acer 12.38%
Toshiba 10.02%
ASUS 5.50%
Samsung 2.16%
Lenovo 1.77%
Gateway 1.18%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Apple 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.69%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.34%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.01%

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