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What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 526.92 days

Update for MetaCrawler

What is Update for MetaCrawler?

MetaCrawler was a metasearch engine that blended web search results from Google, Yahoo!, Bing (formerly Live Search), Ask.com, About.com, MIVA, LookSmart and other search engines


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. The setup package generally installs about 1 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for MetaCrawler.
updatetask.exe (67403fbc6a36fc12d7dfe7d0bd5bef58) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
ALYac Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:Delf-TPT [Trj]
Avira ADWARE/DealPly.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
ESET-NOD32 9.11167 a variant of Win32/DealPly.M potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
G Data 15.4.25 Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
K7 AntiVirus 13.194.14945 Trojan
K7GW 13.194.14947 Trojan ( 004941751 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.DealPly
McAfee 5600.6796 Artemis!67403FBC6A36
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 BehavesLike.Win32.FakeAlert.ch
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Strictor.67547
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.DealPly.difblc
Norman 10.20150413 Suspicious_Gen5.AYGAX
Panda Antivirus PUP/MultiToolbar.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.2f6
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adware.Wnwa
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0ELT14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0ELT14
VIPRE Antivirus 37492 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 25 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Update for MetaCrawler
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\MetaCrawler\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\METACR~1\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Update for MetaCrawler

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At3' (runs daily at 5:27 PM).

How do I remove Update for MetaCrawler?

You can uninstall Update for MetaCrawler 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 for MetaCrawler, 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 for MetaCrawler.
  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) 38%
Win XP 8%
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows XP 23.08%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.08%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 7 Starter 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.78%
  India 11.11%
  Argentina 11.11%
  Vietnam 5.56%
  Brazil 5.56%
  UA 5.56%
  Russia 5.56%
  Greece 5.56%
  Japan 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%
  Hungary 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Lenovo 27.27%
Intel 9.09%
Dell 9.09%
Alienware 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Common models
Positivo Positivo M... 12.50%
MSI MS-7697 12.50%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 12.50%
LENOVO 2471AA2 12.50%
HP-Pavilion VG251AA-ABU H... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard CQ1-3108L... 12.50%


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