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Should I remove Update for PDF Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,074
United States Rank #10,959
Reach 0.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.55 days
488.14 days >
Average installed length: 256.48 days

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Update for PDF Reader

What is Update for PDF Reader?

Update for PDF Reader uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from installCore)

During the installation process, the software may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you, such as country, language, version ID, setup ID, affiliate IDs, and installation date. Other than this information the software will not collect nor maintain any other personally or non-personally identi...  Read more


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 2 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for PDF Reader.
updatetask.exe (cd043eb9f60a095302936524ae86a5e9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/InstallCore.E
Comodo Security 16548 Application.Win32.InstallCore.k
ESET-NOD32 7.8529 Win32/InstallCore.BD
Fortinet FortiGate 7/6/2013 Riskware/InstallCore
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.90 Install Core
Trend Micro 10.465.06 ADW_DWNWARE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.187 ADW_DWNWARE
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.NSAnti.84992.F
Update for PDF Reader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.installcore.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\dsite\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DSite\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Update for PDF Reader

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Volonet Ltd
updatetask.exe for Funmoods is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The...

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Go_Palikan' (runs daily at 5:43 PM).

How do I remove Update for PDF Reader?

You can uninstall Update for PDF Reader 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 PDF Reader, 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 PDF Reader.
  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) 66%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.01%
Windows XP 12.18%
Windows 10 8.97%
Windows Vista 6.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.28%
Windows 7 Professional 8.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.74%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.90%
  India 8.87%
  Italy 6.83%
  Brazil 3.92%
  United Kingdom 3.92%
  Germany 2.56%
  Turkey 2.56%
  United Arab Emirates 2.22%
  Poland 2.22%
  France 1.88%
  Russia 1.88%
  Belgium 1.71%
  UA 1.02%
  Greece 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.76%
Dell 20.48%
Acer 17.06%
ASUS 9.56%
Toshiba 7.85%
Lenovo 3.07%
Intel 2.73%
Sahara 1.71%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Samsung 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.80%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.53%


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