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Should I remove UpdateAdmin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
89% remove it11% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,742
United States Rank #2,241
Reach 0.1463%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
452.56 days >
Average installed length: 237.78 days


2.0.2103 5.06%
2.0.2011 27.44%
2.0.2003 4.27%
2.0.1999 9.30%
2.0.1993 3.54%
2.0.1885 50.36%
2.0.1884 0.03%

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What is UpdateAdmin?

Download Admin, part of Tightrope Interactive, is a software installer that will bundle additional software, mostly potentially unwanted software such as web toolbars and PC optimizer utilities. The UpdateAdmin software is part of the installer that will check for and install new updates on the user's PC.

From the site: "We’re able to offer free software because we are advertiser supported. When you install software, it gives our advertisers a chance to speak to you. ALL OFFERS ARE OPTIONAL. There is no obligation to accept. Simply choose to decline the offer if you are not interested. If you are interested and choose to accept, you’ll help us to offer more free software in the future. Again, there is no obligation to accept any offers."

About  (from Download Admin)

Recommend free software offers to consumers during the installation of your application. Consumers get the chance to accept relevant and interesting offers in a safe and clearly disclosed environment. DownloadAdmimTM can place your product in front of relevant users through large-scale media buys and a broad network of...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in UpdateAdmin.
updateadmin.exe (be8e0779649d22951a4124b0dc68ca78) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!BE8E0779649D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pity
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1107
UpdateAdmin has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DownloadAdmin
URL: www.downloadadmin.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\updateadmin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{07B4B423-E4DA-47D1-8327-B589EB4BEB58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by UpdateAdmin

Program executable:updateadmin.exe (Malware detected)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updateadmin.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateAdmin' (runs daily at 8:49 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • updateadmin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named UpdateAdmin.
Startup File (User Run)
  • updateadmin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateAdmin' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\UpdateAdmin\UpdateAdmin.exe /RUN.

How do I remove UpdateAdmin?

You can uninstall UpdateAdmin 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 UpdateAdmin, 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 UpdateAdmin.
  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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 89%
Keep it 11%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.12%
Windows 7 34.43%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Windows XP 2.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 19.89%
Windows 10 Home 19.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.08%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows 10 Pro 5.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.29%
  India 1.77%
  United Kingdom 1.34%
  BD 1.01%
  Germany 0.85%
  Italy 0.85%
  Canada 0.68%
  Czech Republic 0.59%
  Taiwan 0.57%
  Russia 0.54%
  UA 0.49%
  France 0.47%
  DZ 0.47%
  Egypt 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.76%
Dell 23.37%
Acer 13.91%
Toshiba 8.46%
ASUS 7.60%
Lenovo 5.35%
Samsung 1.58%
Intel 0.67%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 8.73%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.69%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.59%


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