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What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,617
United States Rank #9,288
Reach 0.0634%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.39 days
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Average installed length: 331.55 days

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Update for Codec Pack

What is Update for Codec Pack?

Update for Codec Pack uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

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During the installation process, the software may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you, such as country, language, version ID, setup ID, affiliate IDs, and installation date. Other than this information the software will not collect nor maintain any other personally or non-personally identi...  Read more


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. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 11.2 MB (11,745,994 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for Codec Pack.
updatetask.exe (ec63f649f7090f885ebd4770ffb92fcb) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1195
ESET-NOD32 7.8531 Win32/DownWare.E
Fortinet FortiGate 7/6/2013 W32/DownWare.E!tr
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.90 Troj/Mdrop-FAN
Trend Micro 10.465.06 ADW_DOWNWRE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.187 ADW_DOWNWRE
Vba32 AntiVirus SScope.Trojan.Kriptik.8607
Update for Codec Pack has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.installcore.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\dsite\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DSite\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 11.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update for Codec Pack

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Hoolapp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Go_Palikan' (runs daily at 5:43 PM).
Network connections
  • UpdateTask.exe connects to ec2-54-225-201-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • UpdateTask.exe connects to ec2-54-214-29-188.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071624939%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00573918%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00142332%
0.015104% average

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Or, you can uninstall Update for Codec Pack 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 Update for Codec Pack, 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 Update for Codec Pack.
  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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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.70%
Windows 8 18.88%
Windows XP 11.57%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.10%
Windows 7 Professional 9.63%
Windows 8 6.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.06%
  Brazil 17.41%
  Germany 12.21%
  Italy 7.64%
  France 6.37%
  United Kingdom 5.52%
  Poland 3.40%
  Spain 2.97%
  Argentina 2.55%
  Japan 2.44%
  Mexico 2.23%
  Russia 2.23%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  UA 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.92%
Acer 22.22%
Dell 16.76%
ASUS 10.36%
Samsung 6.78%
Toshiba 6.21%
Lenovo 3.39%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Intel 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.63%


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