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Should I remove Update for PDF Writer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,174
United States Rank #8,727
Reach 0.0412%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.18 days
506.93 days >
Average installed length: 266.35 days

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Update for PDF Writer

What is Update for PDF Writer?

Update for PDF Writer 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.

About  (from installCore)

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 primary executable is named updatetask.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 867.69 MB (909,836,928 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for PDF Writer.
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 PDF Writer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\dsite\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DSite\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 867.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update for PDF Writer

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: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 PDF Writer?

Quickly and completely remove Update for PDF Writer 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 Update for PDF Writer 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 PDF Writer, 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 PDF Writer.
  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) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.32%
Windows 8 13.99%
Windows XP 13.13%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.98%
Windows 7 Professional 12.46%
Windows 8 5.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.84%
  Brazil 12.03%
  Italy 7.97%
  India 6.96%
  Turkey 3.62%
  Mexico 3.33%
  Spain 2.75%
  Poland 2.61%
  United Kingdom 2.32%
  France 2.17%
  Germany 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Russia 0.87%
  UA 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.19%
Dell 21.89%
Acer 14.59%
Toshiba 7.57%
ASUS 6.49%
Samsung 5.14%
Lenovo 4.86%
Intel 2.70%
American Megatrends 2.16%
Sony 1.35%
Sahara 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.05%


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