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Should I remove Update for Codec Package?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,922
United States Rank #15,510
Reach 0.0244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.57 days
429.93 days >
Average installed length: 225.89 days

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Update for Codec Package

What is Update for Codec Package?

Update for Codec Package is the update mechanism for the Install Core software which is an installer which bundles legitimate applications with offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but may include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process.

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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

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. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for Codec Package.
updatetask.exe (ec63f649f7090f885ebd4770ffb92fcb) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0187 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 3.12.22.2 SScope.Trojan.Kriptik.8607
Update for Codec Package has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DSite\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\DOCUME~1\9335~1\APPLIC~1\DSite\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Update for Codec Package

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Hoolapp
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DSite\updateproc\updatetask.exe
MD5:ec63f649f7090f885ebd4770ffb92fcb

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 (54.225.201.206 port 80).
  • UpdateTask.exe connects to ec2-54-214-29-188.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com (54.214.29.188 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

UpdateTask.exe
Memory:4.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0197655569%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01041698%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00934857%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,383,232
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:15.04 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Update for Codec Package?

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Or, you can uninstall Update for Codec Package 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 Package, 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 Package.
  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) 55%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#13,922

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.62%
Windows 8 15.20%
Windows XP 14.33%
Windows Vista 5.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.95%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.24%
  India 14.80%
  Brazil 12.29%
  United Kingdom 8.10%
  Germany 6.42%
  Japan 5.03%
  France 4.19%
  Poland 3.35%
  Italy 2.23%
  Spain 1.96%
  UA 1.68%
  Turkey 1.68%
  Argentina 1.12%
  Australia 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.89%
Dell 22.39%
Acer 21.39%
ASUS 7.46%
GIGABYTE 5.97%
Samsung 5.47%
Intel 4.98%
Lenovo 3.98%
Toshiba 2.99%
Sony 1.49%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.25%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.44%
Dell XPS 8500 2.44%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.63%
Acer Aspire 3690 1.63%

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