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Average installed length: 96.22 days

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Update for PriceFountain

What is Update for PriceFountain?

This is the update service for the potentially unwanted software (PUP) PriceFountain.

About  (from DealPly Technologies)

PriceFountain is a shopping assistance service designated to enhance your online shopping experience and help you compare prices, products and services while browsing through third party e-commerce websites. As you browse online, PriceFountain may detect the product or service you are browsing for and automatically pre...  Read more


Update for PriceFountain is a software program developed by DealPly Technologies. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. 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 150 files and is usually about 312.37 MB (327,538,637 bytes). The installed file pricefountainupdateverupdate.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of Update for PriceFountain come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update for PriceFountain.
updatetask.exe (1245632d18b5337eb39be78659c0936d) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Adware.DealPly.Q
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic5
Avira Adware/DealPly.Q.3
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.PriceMeter.45
Bitdefender Adware.DealPly.Q
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.DealPly.r8 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.8659
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.DealPly.Q
ESET-NOD32 8.10726 a variant of Win32/DealPly.S
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.DealPly.Q
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.DealPly
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.14021 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.14022 Trojan ( 0049c8161 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.DealPly
McAfee 5600.6941 Adware-PMeter
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Nofear.dh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.DealPly.Q
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Delphi.dduzsj
nProtect Adware.DealPly.Q
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 DealPly Updater
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
Tencent Win32.Adware.Dealply.Dvfx
Trend Micro 10.465.23 ADW_PRICEMETER
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 ADW_PRICEMETER
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.DealPly
VIPRE Antivirus 34794 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.DealPly.Win32.7
       View all 30 all detections
Update for PriceFountain 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: Update for PriceFountain
URL: www.pricefountain.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PriceMeterUpdater\updateproc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PRICEM~1\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe /Uninstall
Estimated size: 312.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update for PriceFountain

Program executable:updatetask.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Hoolapp
Additional files:
  • pricefountainupdateverupdate.exe
  • updater.exe
  • synctask.exe
  • syncversion.exe
  • ProductUpdate.exe
  • Sync.exe
  • pricefountainupdatever.exe
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP15.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • AppBar.ocx (by NewSoft) - AppBar ActiveX Control Module
  • AppleSoftwareUpdateIco.exe
  • AutoEN.dll (by NewSoft Technology) - AutoEn Dynamic Link Library (AutoEn DLL)
  • Avi2Mpeg1.dll (by NewSoft) - NewSoft AVI2MPEG1 (AVI2MPEG1)
  • AviToMpeg2.dll - AviToMpeg2 Dynamic Link Library (AviToMpeg2 DLL)
  • awt.dll (by Oracle) - Java(TM) Platform SE 8 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • bci.dll (by Oracle)
  • BVidCap.dll - BVidCap Dynamic Link Library (BVidCap DLL)
  • CDIMgr.dll (by NewSoft Technology) - CDIMgr Dynamic Link Library (CDIMgr DLL)
  • dcpr.dll
  • decora_sse.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U92 (Java Deployment Library)
  • DirSel.ocx - DirSel ActiveX Control Module
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • EmailModule.dll - Email Common Module Dynamic Link Library (E-mail Common Module)
  • EnhanceBar.ocx - EnhanceBar ActiveX Control Module
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • eulares.dll (by McAfee) - McAfee Integrated Security Platform Installer (EULA Resource Library)
  • eulaTextres.dll
  • ExeBud32.dll
  • FioAll32.dll
  • FioBmp32.dll
  • FioExt32.dll
  • FioJpg32.dll
  • FioPcd32.dll
  • FioPct32.dll
  • FioPcx32.dll
  • FioPof32.dll
  • FioPsd32.dll
  • FioTga32.dll
  • FioTif32.dll
  • FioWmf32.dll
  • fontmanager.dll
  • FullView.exe - FullView Application (FullView MFC Application)
  • fxplugins.dll
  • GetPhotoBar.ocx - GetPhotoBar ActiveX Control Module
  • glass.dll
  • glib-lite.dll
  • gstreamer-lite.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • HTM.dll - HTM Dynamic Link Library (HTM DLL)
  • ICompose.exe - Presto! PhotoComposer (Presto! PhotoComposer, NewSoft Application)
  • iConvert.dll - iConvert Dynamic Link Library (iConvert DLL)
  • ImgButton.ocx - ImgButton ActiveX Control Module
  • instprog.dll (by McAfee) - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Installation Progress Notification Library)
  • instrument.dll
  • InternetBar.ocx - InternetBar ActiveX Control Module
  • Ipm.dll - Ipm Dynamic Link Library (Ipm DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • McCtxMenuFrmWrk.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'McCtxMenuFrmWrk' with a class of {CCA9EFD3-29ED-430A-BA6D-E6BBFF0A60C2}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Price Fountain' (runs daily at 7:56 PM).
  • PriceFountainUpdateVerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CCAFD21-BF0F-2F37-6C97-1B4EE31714BD}' (runs daily at 2:17 PM).
  • ProductUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00C3F50B-2513-D1F4-53F4-737C4560187F}' (runs daily at 20.03).
  • syncversion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61431473-88FE-1573-BE89-54C644B9BA46}' (runs daily at 19:40).
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{224ED8B7-AA09-4BF2-4755-2C39DC4D024A}' (runs daily at 21:06).
  • SyncTask.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0447F97D-D3F0-1515-76D1-54D9BFB2116A}' (runs daily at 01:03).
  • Plus 2 more

How do I remove Update for PriceFountain?

You can uninstall Update for PriceFountain 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 PriceFountain, 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 PriceFountain.
  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 Update for PriceFountain you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.55%
Windows 7 41.37%
Windows XP 4.04%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 16.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.36%
Windows 8.1 14.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.19%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.87%
  Brazil 8.83%
  France 7.98%
  Italy 6.41%
  Poland 5.36%
  India 4.45%
  Germany 4.19%
  United Kingdom 2.68%
  Mexico 2.68%
  Indonesia 2.35%
  Canada 2.29%
  Spain 1.77%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.37%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 16.33%
ASUS 12.41%
Lenovo 6.04%
Samsung 5.09%
Toshiba 3.71%
Intel 1.06%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.45%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.72%
HP HP Notebook 3.72%
ASUS All Series 3.15%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.15%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.01%


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