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Should I remove TheBflix Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,580
United States Rank #25,058
Reach 0.0085%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.50 days
958.62 days >
Average installed length: 503.68 days

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TheBflix Updater

What is TheBflix Updater?

TheBflix Updater is the update program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.

Overview

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). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named ix_updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 581.93 KB (595,893 bytes). The installed file ix_updater.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
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TheBflix Updater.
ix_updater.exe (ce330970fb12f363d227b5aee578615e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0164 Trojan.DownLoad3.7994
NANO AntiVirus 0.22.8.49711 Trojan.Win32.DownLoad3.tffii
bhoclass.dll (4b35f6c1f932f52fa9901fbc47b432df) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Adware.MultiPlug!jIi3Hs0/X+0
AhnLab-V3 2013.05.22.05 Win-Trojan/Injector.M.142848
Avira AntiVir 7.11.79.166 ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Skodna.Generic.ADV
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/BHO.GFXI-8075
Comodo Security 16299 Application.Win32.AdWare.BHO.~A
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3865
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.575 VirTool.Win32.Injector.AMN (A)
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8361 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.43.0 Adware/MultiPlug
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/BHO.GB
G Data 22 Win32:Adware-gen
K7 AntiVirus 9.168.8730 Riskware
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Generic PUP.x!brl
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Generic PUP.x!brl
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9506 VirTool:Win32/Injector.DM
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.52214 Trojan.Win32.Bho.vgpfw
Sophos 4.89.0 CNav
Total Defense 37.0.10432 Win32/BHO.NFI
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
VIPRE Antivirus 17994 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TheBflix.exe (2096b76b1a5d4e5ce2bcb19c0fada911) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.GenUpdater!
ESET-NOD32 9395 Win32/GenUpdater
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.11103 Trojan ( 0048e3021 )
K7GW 9.175.11103 Trojan ( 0048e3021 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 Trojan.Dropper
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Win32/GenUpdater (ES)
Sophos 4.97.0 MultiPlug
updater.exe (681f09f63122b2a44dfc0f7e747e4788) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.98.18 TR/Agent.233472
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.12232
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!681F09F63122
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!681F09F63122
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
uninstall.exe (2628f4240552cc3b2ba04ee51078ae0c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.A
Comodo Security 17071 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8888 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/MultiPlug
runtime.dll (ddfdd5f85a5fde5b6b7b9b01643248ef) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.GenUpdater.gen
Comodo Security 17390 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9136 Win32/GenUpdater
VIPRE Antivirus 24046 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\thebflixupdater
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\ix_updater.exe" /uninstall /profilepath "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\profile.ini"
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 581.93 KB

Program filesFiles installed by TheBflix Updater

Program executable:ix_updater.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\thebflixupdater\ix_updater.exe
MD5:ce330970fb12f363d227b5aee578615e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) runtime.dll
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) bhoclass.dll - IEPlugin
  • (Malware detected) TheBflix.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bhoclass.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Bcool Class' with the class of {C24311F6-2B95-3386-A6CE-A5120EE696DA} (Bcool).
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ix_updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TheBflixUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 10:48 PM).
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TheBflixUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 18:06).
  • TheBflix.exe is scheduled as a task named 'OptimizerProUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 3:35 PM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TheBflix.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WxDFastUpdaterTask{A2D6B6BC-A7CB-4BAD-8746-0D1AB244C665}.
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TheBflixUpdaterLogonTask.
  • ix_updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TheBflixUpdaterLogonTask.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • updater.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TheBflixUpdater' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\updater.exe" /schedule /profilepath "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\profile.ini".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TheBflix.exe
Memory:1.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001348045%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001267%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,388
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:50 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TheBflix Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall TheBflix 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 TheBflix 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 TheBflix 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TheBflix Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.21%
Windows Vista 17.02%
Windows XP 12.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 6.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Sweden 7.41%
  Canada 3.70%
  Spain 3.70%
  France 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Croatia 3.70%
  Hungary 3.70%
  India 3.70%
  Saudi Arabia 3.70%
  United Arab Emirates 1.85%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Chile 1.85%
  Czech Republic 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Dell 15.79%
Sony 13.16%
Toshiba 10.53%
Lenovo 10.53%
GIGABYTE 7.89%
Acer 7.89%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE U500 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 2.38%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L755 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L40 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.38%

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