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Should I remove UpdateAdmin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
89% remove it11% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,210
United States Rank #2,263
Reach 0.1480%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.04 days
207.62 days >
Average installed length: 109.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.2011 15.35%
2.0.2003 4.67%
2.0.1999 10.64%
2.0.1993 4.04%
2.0.1885 65.26%
2.0.1884 0.05%

Other programs by Download Admin

UpdateAdmin

What is UpdateAdmin?

Download Admin, part of Tightrope Interactive, is a software installer that will bundle additional software, mostly potentially unwanted software such as web toolbars and PC optimizer utilities. The UpdateAdmin software is part of the installer that will check for and install new updates on the user's PC.

From the site: "We’re able to offer free software because we are advertiser supported. When you install software, it gives our advertisers a chance to speak to you. ALL OFFERS ARE OPTIONAL. There is no obligation to accept. Simply choose to decline the offer if you are not interested. If you are interested and choose to accept, you’ll help us to offer more free software in the future. Again, there is no obligation to accept any offers."

About  (from Download Admin)

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Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in UpdateAdmin.
updateadmin.exe (be8e0779649d22951a4124b0dc68ca78) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!BE8E0779649D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pity
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1107
UpdateAdmin has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DownloadAdmin
URL: www.downloadadmin.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\updateadmin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{07B4B423-E4DA-47D1-8327-B589EB4BEB58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by UpdateAdmin

Program executable:updateadmin.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\updateadmin\updateadmin.exe
MD5:be8e0779649d22951a4124b0dc68ca78

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updateadmin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateAdmin' (runs daily at 7:02 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • updateadmin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateAdmin' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\UpdateAdmin\UpdateAdmin.exe /RUN.

How do I remove UpdateAdmin?

Quickly and completely remove UpdateAdmin 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 UpdateAdmin 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 UpdateAdmin, 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 UpdateAdmin.
  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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WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 89%
Keep it 11%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,210

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.12%
Windows 7 38.00%
Windows Vista 3.61%
Windows XP 2.84%
Windows 8.1 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 25.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.10%
Windows 10 Home 11.22%
Windows 7 Professional 7.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.35%
  India 1.44%
  BD 1.09%
  United Kingdom 0.89%
  Taiwan 0.67%
  Czech Republic 0.64%
  Canada 0.61%
  Russia 0.58%
  UA 0.51%
  Germany 0.51%
  Thailand 0.48%
  Israel 0.42%
  Iran 0.42%
  Indonesia 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.23%
Dell 23.39%
Acer 13.45%
Toshiba 9.01%
ASUS 6.96%
Lenovo 4.90%
GIGABYTE 1.92%
Samsung 1.13%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 9.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.53%

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