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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,268
United States Rank #29,811
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.22 days
1009.51 days >
Average installed length: 530.42 days

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TheBflix Updater

What is TheBflix Updater?

TheBflix Updater is the update program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 ix_updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 581.93 KB (595,893 bytes). The installed file ix_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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TheBflix Updater.
ix_updater.exe (ce330970fb12f363d227b5aee578615e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoad3.7994
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.DownLoad3.tffii
bhoclass.dll (4b35f6c1f932f52fa9901fbc47b432df) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.MultiPlug!jIi3Hs0/X+0
AhnLab-V3 2013.05.22.05 Win-Trojan/Injector.M.142848
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Skodna.Generic.ADV
Commtouch SDK W32/BHO.GFXI-8075
Comodo Security 16299 Application.Win32.AdWare.BHO.~A
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3865
Emsisoft Anti-Malware VirTool.Win32.Injector.AMN (A)
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8361 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/MultiPlug
F-Prot W32/BHO.GB
G Data 22 Win32:Adware-gen
K7 AntiVirus 9.168.8730 Riskware
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Generic PUP.x!brl
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Generic PUP.x!brl
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9506 VirTool:Win32/Injector.DM
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Bho.vgpfw
Sophos 4.89.0 CNav
Total Defense 37.0.10432 Win32/BHO.NFI
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MULTIPLUG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MULTIPLUG
VIPRE Antivirus 17994 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TheBflix.exe (2096b76b1a5d4e5ce2bcb19c0fada911) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.GenUpdater!
ESET-NOD32 9395 Win32/GenUpdater
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.11103 Trojan ( 0048e3021 )
K7GW 9.175.11103 Trojan ( 0048e3021 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 Trojan.Dropper
MicroWorld-eScan Win32/GenUpdater (ES)
Sophos 4.97.0 MultiPlug
updater.exe (681f09f63122b2a44dfc0f7e747e4788) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Agent.233472
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.12232
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!681F09F63122
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!681F09F63122
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
uninstall.exe (2628f4240552cc3b2ba04ee51078ae0c) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.A
Comodo Security 17071 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8888 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.A
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/MultiPlug
runtime.dll (ddfdd5f85a5fde5b6b7b9b01643248ef) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.GenUpdater.gen
Comodo Security 17390 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 9136 Win32/GenUpdater
VIPRE Antivirus 24046 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\thebflixupdater
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\ix_updater.exe" /uninstall /profilepath "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\profile.ini"
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 581.93 KB

Program filesFiles installed by TheBflix Updater

Program executable:ix_updater.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) runtime.dll
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) bhoclass.dll - IEPlugin
  • (Malware detected) TheBflix.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bhoclass.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'wxDfast Class' with the class of {515EBF87-005C-773A-5F20-AAABC7A474D0} (wxDfast).
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ix_updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TheBflixUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 10:48 PM).
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TheBflixUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 18:06).
  • TheBflix.exe is scheduled as a task named 'OptimizerProUpdaterRefreshTask' (runs daily at 3:35 PM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TheBflix.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TheBflixUpdaterTask{13056FFF-BF75-4BFD-B4A0-A3CDFFDA8D9E}.
  • ix_updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OptimizerProUpdaterTask{DC133AD0-5599-49EF-9537-DFECDC87A85A}.
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TheBflixUpdaterLogonTask.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • updater.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TheBflixUpdater' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\updater.exe" /schedule /profilepath "C:\ProgramData\TheBflixUpdater\profile.ini".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001348045%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001267%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,388
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:50 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TheBflix Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall TheBflix 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TheBflix Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TheBflix 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TheBflix Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.12%
Windows Vista 14.93%
Windows XP 8.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.73%
Windows 7 Professional 10.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.46%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.71%
  Sweden 6.33%
  Australia 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Croatia 3.80%
  India 3.80%
  United Arab Emirates 2.53%
  Canada 2.53%
  Spain 2.53%
  France 2.53%
  Hungary 2.53%
  JO 2.53%
  Saudi Arabia 2.53%
  South Africa 2.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.91%
Dell 25.53%
Lenovo 10.64%
Toshiba 8.51%
Acer 8.51%
American Megatrends 4.26%
Sony 2.13%
Intel 2.13%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.67%


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