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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,843
United States Rank #9,826
Reach 0.0507%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.72 days
80.34 days >
Average installed length: 42.21 days

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Update for PriceFountain

What is Update for PriceFountain?

This is the update service for the potentially unwanted software (PUP) PriceFountain.

About  (from DealPly Technologies)

PriceFountain is a shopping assistance service designated to enhance your online shopping experience and help you compare prices, products and services while browsing through third party e-commerce websites. As you browse online, PriceFountain may detect the product or service you are browsing for and automatically pre...  Read more

Overview

Update for PriceFountain is a software program developed by DealPly Technologies. 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 51 files and is usually about 312.37 MB (327,538,637 bytes). The installed file Adobe AIR 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of Update for PriceFountain come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for PriceFountain.
updatetask.exe (1245632d18b5337eb39be78659c0936d) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Adware.DealPly.Q
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic5
Avira 7.11.185.228 Adware/DealPly.Q.3
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14423 Adware.Win32.PriceMeter.45
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1620 Adware.DealPly.Q
CAT-QuickHeal 11.14.14.00 Adware.DealPly.r8 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Adware.Downware.8659
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.20.02 Adware.DealPly.Q
ESET-NOD32 8.10726 a variant of Win32/DealPly.S
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.DealPly.Q
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.DealPly
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.14021 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.14022 Trojan ( 0049c8161 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2920 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.DealPly
McAfee 5600.6941 Adware-PMeter
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Nofear.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.972 Adware.DealPly.Q
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Trojan.Win32.Delphi.dduzsj
nProtect 14.11.14.01 Adware.DealPly.Q
Panda Antivirus 14.11.20.02 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 DealPly Updater
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Dealply.Dvfx
Trend Micro 10.465.23 ADW_PRICEMETER
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 ADW_PRICEMETER
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.DealPly
VIPRE Antivirus 34794 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.DealPly.Win32.7
       View all 30 all detections
Update for PriceFountain 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

Displayed publisher: Update for PriceFountain
URL: www.pricefountain.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PriceMeterUpdater\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PRICEM~1\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 312.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update for PriceFountain

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Hoolapp
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PriceMeterUpdater\updateproc\updatetask.exe
MD5:1245632d18b5337eb39be78659c0936d
Additional files:
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP15.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • AppBar.ocx (by NewSoft) - AppBar ActiveX Control Module
  • AppleSoftwareUpdateIco.exe
  • ARPPRODUCTICON.exe
  • AutoEN.dll (by NewSoft Technology) - AutoEn Dynamic Link Library (AutoEn DLL)
  • Avi2Mpeg1.dll (by NewSoft) - NewSoft AVI2MPEG1 (AVI2MPEG1)
  • AviToMpeg2.dll - AviToMpeg2 Dynamic Link Library (AviToMpeg2 DLL)
  • BVidCap.dll - BVidCap Dynamic Link Library (BVidCap DLL)
  • CDIMgr.dll (by NewSoft Technology) - CDIMgr Dynamic Link Library (CDIMgr DLL)
  • DirSel.ocx - DirSel ActiveX Control Module
  • EmailModule.dll - Email Common Module Dynamic Link Library (E-mail Common Module)
  • EnhanceBar.ocx - EnhanceBar ActiveX Control Module
  • ExeBud32.dll
  • FioAll32.dll
  • FioBmp32.dll
  • FioExt32.dll
  • FioJpg32.dll
  • FioPcd32.dll
  • FioPct32.dll
  • FioPcx32.dll
  • FioPof32.dll
  • FioPsd32.dll
  • FioTga32.dll
  • FioTif32.dll
  • FioWmf32.dll
  • FullView.exe - FullView Application (FullView MFC Application)
  • GetPhotoBar.ocx - GetPhotoBar ActiveX Control Module
  • HTM.dll - HTM Dynamic Link Library (HTM DLL)
  • ICompose.exe - Presto! PhotoComposer (Presto! PhotoComposer, NewSoft Application)
  • iConvert.dll - iConvert Dynamic Link Library (iConvert DLL)
  • ImgButton.ocx - ImgButton ActiveX Control Module
  • InternetBar.ocx - InternetBar ActiveX Control Module
  • Ipm.dll - Ipm Dynamic Link Library (Ipm DLL)
  • ippcv.dll
  • ippcva6.dll
  • ippcvm6.dll
  • ippcvpx.dll
  • ippcvw7.dll
  • ippi.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives. Image processing. (ippi.dll is the ippi dispatcher)
  • ippia6.dll (by Intel) - ippia6.dll is an ippi dynamic library
  • ippim6.dll - ippim6.dll is an ippi dynamic library
  • ippipx.dll - ippipx.dll is an ippi dynamic library
  • ippiw7.dll - ippiw7.dll is an ippi dynamic library
  • ipps.dll - Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives. Signal processing. (ipps.dll is the ipps dispatcher)
  • ippsa6.dll - ippsa6.dll is an ipps dynamic library
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0)
  • template.exe
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PriceFountainUpdateVer' (runs daily at 15:53).

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Or, you can uninstall Update for PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain, 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 PriceFountain.
  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 8 45%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,843

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.77%
Windows 8 44.94%
Windows XP 4.21%
Windows Vista 3.65%
Windows 8.1 0.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.83%
  Brazil 10.74%
  France 6.91%
  India 5.93%
  Italy 5.56%
  Poland 5.19%
  Germany 3.70%
  United Kingdom 2.72%
  Canada 2.35%
  Mexico 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Sweden 1.60%
  Australia 1.36%
  Russia 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.12%
Acer 22.95%
Dell 17.83%
ASUS 9.84%
Lenovo 4.51%
Toshiba 4.10%
Samsung 3.89%
GIGABYTE 3.28%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 0.82%
Sony 0.82%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.76%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.65%
ASUS All Series 2.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.74%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.28%

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