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Should I remove MediaUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.57 days
46.36 days >
Average installed length: 24.36 days


1.3 100.00%



MediaUpdate is a program developed by KoreaMediaLab Co.,Ltd. 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 MediaUpdate.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 580.31 KB (594,235 bytes). MediaUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of MediaUpdate come from Korea, it is also popular in the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MediaUpdate.
MediaUpdate.exe (5e9f9dd8b917c60f97138a68a36ba141) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!5E9F9DD8B917
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0626
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
VIPRE Antivirus 31938 Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\MediaUpdate
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\MediaUpdate\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 580.31 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaUpdate

Program executable:MediaUpdate.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\MediaUpdate\MediaUpdate.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) MediaUpdate.exe - MediaUpdate
  • Uninstall.exe - MediaUpdate Installer
  • MediaUpdateSetup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove MediaUpdate?

You can uninstall MediaUpdate 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 MediaUpdate, 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 MediaUpdate.
  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) 50%
Win XP 17%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Connected N 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from Korea
Which countries install it?
  Korea 55.56%
  United States 44.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.00%
Intel 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
To be filled by O.E.M To ... 20.00%
Samsung Samsung DeskTop S... 20.00%
HP ProBook 4411s 20.00%
BIOSTAR Group H61MLV 20.00%


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