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Should I remove Internet Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,775
United States Rank #2,411
Reach 0.2174%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.10 days
1271.59 days >
Average installed length: 668.12 days


2.6.57 58.16%
2.6.56 0.77%
2.6.52 39.51%
2.6.51 1.47%
2.6.50 0.02%
2.6.49 0.07%

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Internet Updater

What is Internet Updater?

Also known as WebShield, Internet Updater is a potentially unwanted software program. It is bundled by third party download manager including the Conduit Toolbar. It connects to the domain pullupdate.com to download various software updates as well as command data. This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.


The most used version is 2.6.57, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is InternetUpdaterService.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.42 MB (1,486,812 bytes). InternetUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Internet Updater.
InternetUpdaterService.exe (e3efa45e92b7f0b3dd9ddbb0b11cb24a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.128
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.11 PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater.A
Internet 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.pullupdate.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\internetupdater
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\InternetUpdater\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=2
Estimated size: 1.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Updater

Program executable:InternetUpdaterService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Internet Updater Service
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) InternetUpdaterService.exe - Internet Updater Service
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Au_.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • InternetUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'Internet Updater' (InternetUpdater) "Provides system level support for Internet Updater.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000716151%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004342%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002820%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:27,484
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:27.41 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Internet Updater?

You can uninstall Internet 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Internet Updater, 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 Internet 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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.13%
Windows 10 26.13%
Windows Vista 8.38%
Windows XP 5.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.77%
Windows 8.1 13.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.91%
Windows 7 Professional 7.56%
Windows 8 7.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.68%
  United Kingdom 11.02%
  Canada 10.76%
  Germany 6.82%
  Australia 4.50%
  France 3.79%
  Brazil 1.99%
  Italy 1.50%
  Spain 1.27%
  Iran 0.39%
  India 0.13%
  MA 0.07%
  Singapore 0.07%
  Poland 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.02%
Dell 22.84%
Acer 16.95%
Toshiba 9.98%
ASUS 8.80%
Samsung 3.32%
Lenovo 3.05%
Intel 0.88%
Medion 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.04%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.16%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.98%

comments5 comments

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Sissyover a year ago
It keeps coming back. I tried the things that were suggested the last time and it still won't go away.
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mik00rmover a year ago
This program is a joke, internet updater will simply not uninstall I have no idea how it got on my computer, just one day there it was its criminal how these soft ware companies bully you, they should be shut down for this kind of thing....
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Pingoopover a year ago
I can uninstall ok - but then it wants to reinstall. It appears to hide in TEMP - how can I remove it here?
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BNedlawover a year ago
Can't get this to uninstall, either with the normal Control Panel/Remove Program (craps out about 3/4 of the way through, and just stalls), or the Microsoft Fix-it tool shown above. There is no Program File for this (by either name it uses), much less a registry key to remove. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated,
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fluffyover a year ago
It keeps coming back!