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Should I remove GetnowUpdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,439
United States Rank #16,293
Reach 0.0293%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.23 days
419.64 days >
Average installed length: 220.49 days


VersionDistribution 0.87% 0.17% 1.21% 1.04% 1.73% 1.21% 1.73% 1.38% 2.42% 0.35% 0.52% 2.42% 3.29% 4.33% 16.09% 14.36% 7.44% 0.87% 1.38% 0.17% 0.35% 0.69% 0.17% 0.17% 0.17% 0.17% 6.57% 3.29% 0.87% 0.52% 2.42% 3.98% 2.42% 5.88% 1.56% 3.98% 1.56% 0.35% 0.52% 0.17% 0.17% 0.17% 0.52% 0.35%


What is GetnowUpdater?

Developed and distributed by SIEN group/LiveSoftAction SRL this adware application is designed to download and install additional potentially unwanted software offersings including the Iminent toolbar and others.

About  (from AppScion)

When it is installed, we provide the option to change the default search engine and home page to SearchTheWeb. Powered by metasearch technology, SearchTheWeb is a top-notch tool that compiles the best results from leading search engines: Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask. Furthermore, Iminent may add advertising to the page...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is getnowupdater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 63.26 MB (66,332,265 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • 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 GetnowUpdater.
getnowupdater.exe (56c046d831a3ba7d583ae74ae232acc2) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.04 PUP.Optional.LiveSoftAction
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0704
VIPRE Antivirus 31658 LiveSoftAction (fs)
GetnowUpdater 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

URL: www.appscion.com
Help link: www.iminent.com/aide
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\GetNowUpdater
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GetNowUpdater\inst\Bootstrapper\GetNowUpdaterUninstall.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 63.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GetnowUpdater

Program executable:getnowupdater.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • Qt5Concurrent.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Gui.dll
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5PrintSupport.dll
  • Qt5Qml.dll
  • Qt5Quick.dll
  • Qt5Sensors.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5WebKit.dll
  • Qt5WebKitWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • CrashSender1402.exe - CrashRpt (Crash Report Delivery Module)
  • adb.exe
  • qaxwidget.dll
  • qdeclarativeview.dll
  • icudt51.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin51.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc51.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • qgenericbearer.dll
  • qminimal.dll
  • qnativewifibearer.dll
  • qtsensors_dummy.dll
  • qtsensors_generic.dll
  • qwebview.dll
  • AdbWinApi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • AdbWinUsbApi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android ADB API (WinUsb)
  • icudt52.dll
  • icuin52.dll
  • icuuc52.dll
  • qquickwidget.dll
  • Qt5V8.dll
  • qtaudio_windows.dll
  • qtposition_positionpoll.dll
  • Qt5Positioning.dll
  • setup.exe (by Live Soft Action S.R.L) - SuperInstall
  • qoffscreen.dll
  • qsqlite.dll
  • qwindows.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • GetNowUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GetNowUpdater' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\GetNowUpdater\bin\GetNowUpdater.exe" /silent_startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001166687%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004110%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007557%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove GetnowUpdater?

You can uninstall GetnowUpdater 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 GetnowUpdater, 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 GetnowUpdater.
  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) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.69%
Windows 10 31.14%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 3.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.74%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 8.1 13.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.21%
  India 4.91%
  France 3.64%
  Canada 3.48%
  United Kingdom 3.32%
  Italy 3.32%
  Russia 3.01%
  Germany 3.01%
  Belgium 2.37%
  Hungary 2.22%
  Czech Republic 2.22%
  DZ 2.22%
  UA 2.06%
  Greece 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.29%
Acer 20.62%
Dell 19.49%
ASUS 11.02%
Toshiba 8.47%
Lenovo 7.91%
Intel 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Medion 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.91%
ASUS All Series 3.35%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.23%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.23%


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