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Extended Update

What is Extended Update?  (from installCore)

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Extended Update is a software program developed by installCore. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 38 files and is usually about 664.49 KB (680,440 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 85% of users of Extended Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Extended Update.
updatetask.exe (5f6f4ee3faa18ef7e386864cedf6dc06) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.07.17 PUP/Win32.Adload
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.DealPly.45
Dr.Web Trojan.Packed.28227
ESET-NOD32 8.10106 a variant of Win32/DealPly.S
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Shopper.cwzphd
Trend Micro 10.465.22 ADW_DEALPLY
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 ADW_DEALPLY
Extended Update 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: Extended Update
URL: www.installcore.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\updaterex\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\UpdaterEX\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 664.49 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Extended Update

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • atcliun.exe (by Cisco WebEx) - atcliun
  • ieatgpc.dll (by Cisco WebEx) - WebEx Download Module (Download Manager)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP.dll - adobecp
  • AdobeCP15.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • ARPPRODUCTICON.exe (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield
  • atgpcdec.dll (by WebEx Communications, Inc) - Download Decompress Library
  • atgpcext.dll (by WebEx Communications, Inc) - Download Extension Library
  • atinst.exe - atinst (Install for Vista)
  • atsc3cls.dll - ATSc3ClS Module
  • atscmgr.exe - AtMgr Module (Cisco WebEx Service)
  • C2RICONS.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • CVH.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler
  • CVHSHARED.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler Shared Dll
  • CVHSVC.EXE - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Service
  • dpinst64.exe - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • MAPICLIENT.DLL - Microsoft Virtual Office Simple Mapi Proxy Client
  • MAPISERVER.EXE - Microsoft Virtual Office Simple Mapi Proxy Server
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402)
  • OWSSuppFactory.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support for Virtual Office
  • OWSSuppPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support proxy/stub
  • ProtocolHandlerFactory.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler
  • ProtocolHandlerPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler proxy/stub
  • template.exe
  • VirtualOWSSuppHost.exe - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Host
  • VirtualOWSSuppHostPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Host proxy/stub
  • VirtualOWSSuppManager.exe - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Manager
  • VirtualOWSSuppManagerPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Manager proxy/stub
  • VirtualSearchHost.exe - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Host
  • VirtualSearchHostPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Host proxy/stub
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHost.exe - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Manager
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHostPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Manager proxy/stub
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • CVH.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{A39DACC4-31DF-466F-A88B-716DF45C2724}' (runs on registration).
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WSE_Vosteran' (runs daily at 3:32 PM).
  • CVHBS.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'UpdaterEX' (runs daily at 3:07 PM).
  • C2RICONS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9D0AF2A-4179-4A5C-A53B-BA0FF5C4894F}' (runs on registration).
  • CVHSVC.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{9CCF83FE-C6A1-43D4-AC4A-58785C8D2252}' (runs on registration).
  • OFFICEVIRT.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B23BCDA-6BDB-437D-B180-6439CB4337D7}' (runs on registration).
4 Services
  • CVHSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'cvhsvc' (cvhsvc) "Client Virtualization Handler Service (unlocalized description)".
  • CVHBS.EXE runs as a service named 'McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0201661432130199)' (0201661432130199mcinstcleanup).
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0265021448337632)' (0265021448337632mcinstcleanup).
  • atcliun.exe runs as a service named 'Optimizer Pro Crash Monitor' (70e6ca8c).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CVH.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler' and executes as C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MapsGalaxy Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MAPSGA~2\bar\1.bin\39srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003438751%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00028268%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006119%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,092
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:58 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Extended Update?

You can uninstall Extended Update 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 Extended Update, 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 Extended Update.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Extended Update you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 10 45%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.16%
Windows 10 44.94%
Windows Vista 5.59%
Windows XP 3.30%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.49%
Windows 8.1 24.01%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 10 Home 8.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.99%
  United Kingdom 3.08%
  Brazil 1.70%
  France 1.59%
  Australia 1.25%
  Germany 1.24%
  Russia 1.13%
  Canada 0.85%
  Italy 0.73%
  India 0.45%
  Turkey 0.32%
  Thailand 0.31%
  Netherlands 0.28%
  Iran 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.05%
Dell 25.31%
Acer 13.56%
Toshiba 8.74%
ASUS 8.19%
Lenovo 6.75%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.64%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.10%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.50%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.39%


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