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35% remove it65% keep it
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VersionDistribution 92.86% 7.14%



Update is a program developed by Security Update. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 7.7 MB (8,072,382 bytes). Update.dll 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 21% of users of Update come from India, it is also popular in Pakistan and the United States.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\update
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Update\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update

  • Uninstall.exe - Update (Update Installer)
  • Update.dll - Update BHO
  • Update64.exe - Update exe
  • Update-bg.exe
  • UpdateGui.exe
  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • ButtonUtil64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Update.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Update' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311041113} (CrossriderApp0030413).

How do I remove Update?

You can uninstall Update 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 Update, 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 Update.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Update you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 35%
Keep it 65%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.69% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 20.69%
  Pakistan 17.24%
  United States 13.79%
  United Arab Emirates 10.34%
  Qatar 6.90%
  Philippines 6.90%
  Saudi Arabia 6.90%
  TT 3.45%
  RS 3.45%
  AF 3.45%
  Greece 3.45%
  Romania 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Acer 11.54%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Sony 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
LENOVO 20079 7.69%
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.69%
Dell Inspiron N4050 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 5523 3.85%
ASUSTeK U30Jc 3.85%


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