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Should I remove AffiliatedUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 448.69 days
912.28 days >
Average installed length: 479.33 days


What is AffiliatedUpdate?

AffiliatedUpdate is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AffiliatedUpdate.
UpdateTask.exe (a4c43c27be9c14280abf3edb5a582be7) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140304 Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.DealPly.O
ESET-NOD32 8.9428 a variant of Win32/DealPly.O
McAfee 5600.7202 Artemis!A4C43C27BE9C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Artemis!A4C43C27BE9C
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM05.Gen

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AffiliatedUpdate
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\AffiliatedUpdate\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\AFFILI~1\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by AffiliatedUpdate

Program executable:updatetask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At1' (runs daily at 02:26).

How do I remove AffiliatedUpdate?

You can uninstall AffiliatedUpdate 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AffiliatedUpdate, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AffiliatedUpdate.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 10 18.18%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  India 11.43%
  United Kingdom 11.43%
  France 8.57%
  Switzerland 2.86%
  Israel 2.86%
  Iran 2.86%
  Germany 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Intel 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Packard Bell 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Dell 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
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Sony VPCEB24EN 5.88%
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Packard Bell EasyNote TV4... 5.88%


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