25,416,194 programs installed

Should I remove Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,739
United States Rank #2,082
Reach 0.2949%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.66 days
550.40 days >
Average installed length: 289.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.6.53 43.40%
2.6.49 24.73%
2.6.48 9.48%
2.6.47 4.89%
2.6.43 17.50%

Other programs by Creative Island Media

Updater

What is Updater?

This is the updater program installed with the company's TubeDimmer software which is typically installed through a bundled offer and is potentially unwanted. The software is distributed through download sites that include various potentially unwanted software such as freedownloads.us.com (Download Admin), 7zip.tv, playfin.com as well as betterinstaller.com via Somoto Ltd.

Overview

Updater is a software program developed by Creative Island Media. The most common release is 2.6.53, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,558,359 bytes). The installed file 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 63% of users of Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Updater.
updater.exe (02c64a253f1ee84663510a7fc93f5b93) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Adware.Agent.NVF
Bitdefender 1.0.20.55 Adware.Agent.NVF
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodcab.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.11.06 Adware.Agent.NVF
F-Secure 11.2014-11-01_7 Adware.Agent.NVF
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Agent.NVF
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 AdWare.Agent
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.33 Adware.Agent.NVF
nProtect 14.01.10.01 Adware.Agent.NVF
VIPRE Antivirus 25278 SearchDonkey (fs)
Updater 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

Help link: www.tubedimmerapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\updater
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Updater\Uninstall.exe /ic=U2
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Updater

Program executable:updater.exe
Name:Updater
Updater service
Path:C:\ProgramData\updater\updater.exe
MD5:f2f7adcdba12ef49c9bcb77ab97f3fa6
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Updater' and executes as C:\ProgramData\Updater\updater.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Updater' which loads as C:\ProgramData\Updater\Updater.exe.

How do I remove Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall Updater 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 Updater, 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 Updater.
  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) 59%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.78%
Windows 8 21.60%
Windows Vista 9.97%
Windows XP 6.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.08%
Windows 8 8.88%
Windows 7 Professional 8.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.38%
Windows 8.1 7.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.31%
  United Kingdom 9.65%
  Canada 7.00%
  Germany 4.99%
  Australia 4.18%
  France 3.78%
  Italy 2.90%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Spain 0.64%
  Iran 0.32%
  MA 0.08%
  South Africa 0.08%
  TN 0.08%
  Belgium 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.34%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 16.76%
Toshiba 7.89%
ASUS 6.68%
Lenovo 4.71%
Samsung 3.18%
GIGABYTE 2.74%
Sony 2.63%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Medion 1.31%
Intel 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.39%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.25%
Gateway NE56R 0.83%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Tim2 months ago
Thanks ck My issue was related to the Websteroids one.
user comment
Random user3 months ago
after multiple attempts to remove updater, it refuses to be deleted. What a nuisance.
user comment
ck3 months ago
In your downloads or upgrades, watch out for TubeDimmer, Websteroids and Secure Web run by Steve Iverson of Creative Island Media LLC located at 640 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. They're attached to well known upgrades!! The bastards caught me!! Guys like Iverson should be held accountable for scamming and deceit!!