77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Upd Inst?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,728
Reach 0.0173%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.88 days
675.10 days >
Average installed length: 354.71 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0.1963 0.41%
4.3.0.1959 0.41%
4.3.0.1904 0.41%
4.3.0.1809 0.41%
4.3.0.1788 0.41%
4.3.0.1643 0.41%
4.3.0.1636 0.41%
4.3.0.1581 0.41%
4.3.0.1550 0.41%
4.3.0.1474 0.41%
4.3.0.1462 0.41%
4.3.0.1416 0.41%
4.3.0.1283 0.41%
4.3.0.1194 0.41%
4.3.0.1185 0.41%
4.3.0.1099 0.41%
4.3.0.1077 0.41%
4.3.0.1055 0.41%
4.2.0.1909 0.41%
4.2.0.1851 0.41%
4.2.0.1825 0.41%
4.2.0.1785 0.41%
4.2.0.1699 0.41%
4.2.0.1651 0.41%
4.2.0.1634 0.41%
4.2.0.1618 0.41%
4.2.0.1591 0.41%
4.2.0.1411 0.41%
4.2.0.1213 0.41%
4.2.0.1210 0.41%
4.2.0.1105 0.41%
4.1.0.1983 0.41%
4.1.0.1953 0.41%
4.1.0.1759 0.41%
4.1.0.1677 0.41%
4.1.0.1628 0.41%
4.1.0.1466 0.41%
4.1.0.1397 0.41%
4.1.0.1378 0.41%
4.1.0.1320 0.41%
4.1.0.1273 0.41%
4.1.0.1251 0.41%
4.1.0.1204 0.41%
4.1.0.1141 0.41%
4.1.0.1125 0.41%
4.1.0.1087 0.41%
4.1.0.1043 0.41%
4.0.0.1943 0.41%
4.0.0.1938 0.41%
4.0.0.1800 0.41%
4.0.0.1796 0.41%
241 versions

Upd Inst

What is Upd Inst?

Upd Inst is an adware program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising supported or affiliate revenue. In order to do so the program will display a number of different ad formats by injecting the ads directly in the user's browser based on either the activity of the user's past and present behavior or based on the context of the web page. Ads are displayed as banners, text-links, search related adverts or in many cases malvertising in order to get a user to download and install additional software, mostly bundled adware. This adware will also track and report back the user's surfing behavior including web pages and domains visited as well as the advertisements displayed and clicked.

Overview

The most used version is 4.3.0.1963, with over 49% 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 main program executable is Upd Inst.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 717.62 KB (734,838 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Upd Inst.
Upd Inst.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
Upd Inst 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 Upd Inst.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\superbapp\upd inst
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\superbapp\upd inst\upd inst.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 717.62 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Upd Inst

Program executable:Upd Inst.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\superbapp\upd inst\Upd Inst.exe
MD5:1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb
  • (Malware detected) Upd Inst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Upd Inst.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GS-Booster-S-3168119747.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Upd Inst.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 Upd Inst?

Quickly and completely remove Upd Inst 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 Upd Inst 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 Upd Inst, 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 Upd Inst.
  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) 65%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.90%
Windows 8 16.05%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows Vista 3.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.69%
Windows 7 Professional 13.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.20%
Windows 8.1 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

5.44% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 5.44%
  Taiwan 5.02%
  Saudi Arabia 5.02%
  Netherlands 4.18%
  Greece 4.18%
  Malaysia 3.77%
  United States 3.77%
  Hungary 2.93%
  Turkey 2.93%
  Belgium 2.51%
  Mexico 2.51%
  Sweden 2.51%
  Chile 2.09%
  Canada 2.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.84%
Acer 21.19%
ASUS 16.56%
Dell 12.58%
Toshiba 8.61%
GIGABYTE 7.28%
Lenovo 4.64%
Samsung 2.65%
NEC 1.32%
Sony 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.56%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.71%

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