84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,787
United States Rank #2,198
Reach 0.2165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 59.29 days
1312.50 days >
Average installed length: 689.62 days


2.6.53 60.26%
2.6.49 18.13%
2.6.48 6.02%
2.6.47 3.40%
2.6.43 12.18%

Other programs by Creative Island Media


What is Updater?

This is the updater program installed with the company's TubeDimmer software which is typically installed through a bundled offer and is potentially unwanted. The software is distributed through download sites that include various potentially unwanted software such as freedownloads.us.com (Download Admin), 7zip.tv, playfin.com as well as betterinstaller.com via Somoto Ltd. This is also include with the Websteroids adware program.


The most common release is 2.6.53, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,558,359 bytes). The installed file updater.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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Updater.
updater.exe (75f6314f4cf9d8e2b9b7620e5937ff2a) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Adware.Agent.NUR
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.WebApp
Bitdefender Adware.Agent.NUR
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NUR
ESET-NOD32 8.9942 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.WebApp.A
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_WebApp
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Adware.Agent.NUR
G Data 14.8.24 Adware.Agent.NUR
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Agent
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NUR
nProtect Adware.Agent.NUR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.F47V0326
VIPRE Antivirus 30266 Injekt (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.injekt.com
Help link: www.tubedimmerapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\updater
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Updater\Uninstall.exe /ic=U2
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Updater

Program executable:updater.exe
Updater service
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Updater' and executes as C:\ProgramData\Updater\updater.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Updater' which loads as C:\ProgramData\Updater\Updater.exe.

How do I remove Updater?

You can uninstall Updater 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 Updater, 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 Updater.
  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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.54%
Windows 10 22.92%
Windows Vista 9.86%
Windows XP 4.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.10%
Windows 8.1 10.99%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.74%
Windows 8 6.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.55%
  United Kingdom 9.48%
  Canada 8.32%
  Germany 6.38%
  France 4.55%
  Australia 4.00%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Italy 1.61%
  Spain 0.99%
  Iran 0.46%
  Belgium 0.09%
  Singapore 0.06%
  Norway 0.06%
  India 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.71%
Dell 22.18%
Acer 16.56%
Toshiba 10.15%
ASUS 8.38%
Samsung 3.58%
Lenovo 2.45%
Intel 0.85%
Medion 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%

comments3 comments

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Timover a year ago
Thanks ck My issue was related to the Websteroids one.
user comment
Random userover a year ago
after multiple attempts to remove updater, it refuses to be deleted. What a nuisance.
user comment
ckover a year ago
In your downloads or upgrades, watch out for TubeDimmer, Websteroids and Secure Web run by Steve Iverson of Creative Island Media LLC located at 640 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. They're attached to well known upgrades!! The bastards caught me!! Guys like Iverson should be held accountable for scamming and deceit!!