77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Soft32 Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,994
United States Rank #14,356
Reach 0.0103%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 60.54 days
1215.29 days >
Average installed length: 638.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.3.0 0.69%
1.0.2.0 94.44%
1.0.1.3 2.08%
1.0.1.1 2.08%
1.0.1.0 0.69%

Soft32 Updater

What is Soft32 Updater?  (from I.T.N.T. S.R.L)

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Overview

Soft32 Updater is a program developed by I.T.N.T. S.R.L. The most used version is 1.0.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is soft32 updater.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 23.92 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.31 MB (1,374,666 bytes). Soft32 Updater.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 XP. While about 68% of users of Soft32 Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Soft32 Updater.
soft32 updater.exe (c6f8f7a7ca4f6ae5f5f5896aeab19411) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 21744 Soft32Downloader (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Soft32
URL: updater.soft32.com
Help link: updater.soft32.com/support
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Soft32\Soft32 Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Soft32\Soft32 Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Soft32 Updater

Program executable:soft32 updater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Soft32 Updater
Signed by:I.T.N.T. SRL
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\soft32\soft32 updater\soft32 updater.exe
MD5:c6f8f7a7ca4f6ae5f5f5896aeab19411
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • AccessFramework.dll - Soft32 Updater (AccessFramework)
  • NotifyIcon.dll - NotifyIcon
  • SearchFramework.dll - SearchFramework
  • Shared.dll - Shared
  • WebFramework.dll - WebFramework
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Soft32 Updater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{10DB1140-ABAF-4171-9365-EDA78CEE1BAC}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Soft32 Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Soft32 Updater.exe' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Soft32\Soft32 Updater\Soft32 Updater.exe /SILENT.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

soft32 updater.exe
Memory:23.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0039955146%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00192856%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00206695%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:179,464
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:442 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Soft32 Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall Soft32 Updater 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 Soft32 Updater, 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 Soft32 Updater.
  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) 74%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.86%
Windows XP 9.03%
Windows Vista 7.64%
Windows 8 3.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 6.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.59%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.16%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  France 1.99%
  India 1.99%
  Romania 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Italy 1.49%
  Hungary 1.49%
  Slovenia 1.00%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Portugal 1.00%
  Indonesia 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.16%
Hewlett-Packard 23.30%
Acer 20.39%
ASUS 8.74%
Toshiba 7.77%
Lenovo 3.88%
Samsung 1.94%
Sahara 1.94%
GIGABYTE 1.94%
Sony 0.97%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 1.77%
Dell Inspiron N5030 1.77%

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