84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove PennyBeeUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,802
United States Rank #19,466
Reach 0.0123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.64 days
77.93 days >
Average installed length: 40.94 days


VersionDistribution 2.07% 11.57% 0.83% 3.31% 0.83% 2.07% 0.83% 0.83% 1.24%


What is PennyBeeUpdate?

PennyBee (DealPly) is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. It will communicate with the remote servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on.


The most common release is, with over 15% of all installations currently using this version. 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
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PennyBeeUpdate.
updatetask.exe (1c18983dcb4d1fdf1688a22368da8051) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3285 Mypopshop
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.DealPly.BS
ESET-NOD32 8.10540 a variant of Win32/DealPly.S
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM05.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1003
VIPRE Antivirus 33792 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
PennyBeeUpdate 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: PennyBeeUpdate
URL: pennybee.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pennybee\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PennyBee\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by PennyBeeUpdate

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PennyBee' (runs daily at 2:08).

How do I remove PennyBeeUpdate?

You can uninstall PennyBeeUpdate 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 PennyBeeUpdate, 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 PennyBeeUpdate.
  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) 43%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.59%
Windows 10 42.56%
Windows XP 4.13%
Windows Vista 3.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.31%
Windows 8.1 22.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows 8 5.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.60%
  India 9.82%
  Brazil 6.32%
  Italy 5.61%
  Germany 4.91%
  France 4.21%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  Canada 3.86%
  Sweden 3.16%
  Netherlands 2.81%
  Poland 2.11%
  Australia 1.75%
  Russia 1.75%
  Japan 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.07%
Acer 22.81%
Dell 16.96%
ASUS 9.94%
Toshiba 8.77%
Lenovo 3.51%
Samsung 2.34%
Intel 1.75%
Medion 1.75%
MSI 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.48%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 660s 1.74%


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