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Old 07-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default What is this update?

When I start up the computer I get this question that askes if I want to install this thing called Qupdater. What the heck is this? All my updates are automatic, except this one.

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Old 07-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: What is this update?

This is about all I could find on a Google search. I don't think I would install it until I knew a lot more about it.

File Behavior

QUPDATER[n].EXE has been seen to perform the following behavior:
  • Can communicate with other computer systems using HTTP protocols
  • This Process Deletes Other Processes From Disk
  • Executes a Process
  • This process creates other processes on disk
  • Enables the system to use a Communications Proxy Server
  • The Process is polymorphic and can change its structure
  • Adds a Registry Key (RUN) to auto start Programs on system start up
QUPDATER[n].EXE has been the subject of the following behavior:
  • Executed as a Process
  • Created as a process on disk
  • Deleted as a process from disk
  • Added as a Registry auto start to load Program on Boot up
Country Of Origin

The filename QUPDATER[n].EXE was first seen on Jun 5 2007 in the following geographical regions of the Prevx community:
  • Korea, Republic of on Jun 5 2007
  • Spain on Jun 5 2007
  • China on Oct 2 2007
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: What is this update?

Dang boatdog, that was some good info. Thanks. What is this Google thing you used? Just kidding! Should have gone there to look. But thanks again.

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This is about all I could find on a Google search. I don't think I would install it until I knew a lot more about it.

File Behavior


QUPDATER[n].EXE has been seen to perform the following behavior:
  • Can communicate with other computer systems using HTTP protocols
  • This Process Deletes Other Processes From Disk
  • Executes a Process
  • This process creates other processes on disk
  • Enables the system to use a Communications Proxy Server
  • The Process is polymorphic and can change its structure
  • Adds a Registry Key (RUN) to auto start Programs on system start up
QUPDATER[n].EXE has been the subject of the following behavior:
  • Executed as a Process
  • Created as a process on disk
  • Deleted as a process from disk
  • Added as a Registry auto start to load Program on Boot up
Country Of Origin


The filename QUPDATER[n].EXE was first seen on Jun 5 2007 in the following geographical regions of the Prevx community:
  • Korea, Republic of on Jun 5 2007
  • Spain on Jun 5 2007
  • China on Oct 2 2007
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Found more info.

Qupdate Categorized as:

Adware

Software that is designed to launch advertisements, frequently pop-up ads, on a user’s computer and/or to redirect search results to promotional Web sites. Adware programs are often built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.

Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.

Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.

Detecting Qupdate

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Qupdate.

PC is working very slowly
Qupdate can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Qupdate.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Qupdate can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Qupdate may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Qupdate may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
Qupdate may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam, and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
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None of the below, thank goodness. Thanks again.

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Found more info.

Qupdate Categorized as:

Adware

Software that is designed to launch advertisements, frequently pop-up ads, on a user’s computer and/or to redirect search results to promotional Web sites. Adware programs are often built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.

Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.

Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.

Detecting Qupdate

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Qupdate.

PC is working very slowly
Qupdate can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Qupdate.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
Qupdate can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Qupdate may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
Qupdate may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
Qupdate may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam, and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: What is this update?

Run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and see if it still pops up when you start your computer.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:04 AM   #7
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Run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and see if it still pops up when you start your computer.
Installed Malwarebytes and got rid of it myself.....
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