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Should I remove yupdater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,607
United States Rank #38,822
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.34 days
423.07 days >
Average installed length: 222.29 days



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 main program executable is UpdateTask.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 504.72 KB (516,832 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of yupdater come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • 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 yupdater.
UpdateTask.exe (0ade82e9c3573c4804a86dc7e3a85a21) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Trojan.Generic.14751842
AhnLab-V3 2015.07.03 PUP/Win32.Dealply
ALYac Trojan.Generic.14751842
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.DealPly
Arcabit Trojan.Generic.DE11862
AVG 2016.0.3015 DealApp
Avira ADWARE/DealPly.A.12530
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Yupdater.81
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.14751842
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.14751842
ESET-NOD32 9.11878 a variant of Win32/DealPly.AT potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Trojan.Generic.14751842
G Data 15.8.25 Trojan.Generic.14751842
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16440 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16439 Adware ( 004c52ac1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.DealPly
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.14751842
nProtect Trojan.Generic.14751842
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM05.1.Malware.Gen
SUPERAntiSpyware 9688 Adware.DealPly/Variant
       View all 20 all detections
yupdater has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove yupdater.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\yupdater\UpdateProc
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\yupdater\UPDATE~1\UPDATE~1.EXE /Uninstall
Estimated size: 504.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by yupdater

Program executable:UpdateTask.exe (Malware detected)
  • (Malware detected) UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'yupdater' (runs daily at 11:17 PM).

How do I remove yupdater?

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Or, you can uninstall yupdater 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program yupdater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 yupdater.
  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.
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Win 8 56%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.25%
Windows 7 40.63%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.45%
Windows 8 6.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.52%
  France 14.29%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  Germany 4.76%
  Austria 2.38%
  Canada 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Philippines 2.38%
  Sweden 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.59%
Lenovo 24.14%
Acer 13.79%
Dell 10.34%
ASUS 10.34%
Medion 10.34%
MSI 3.45%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.90%
LENOVO 20351 6.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.45%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 3.45%
MSI MS-7917 3.45%


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