What is InstallIQUpdater.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the InstallIQUpdater.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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InstallIQUpdater.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with InstallIQUpdater
InstallIQUpdater.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as InstallIQ Updater belongs to software InstallIQ Updater by W3i (

Description: InstallIQUpdater.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. InstallIQUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,179,648 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 1,176,064 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The InstallIQUpdater.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. InstallIQUpdater.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with InstallIQUpdater.exe occur, you may also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as InstallIQUpdater.exe. Therefore, you should check the InstallIQUpdater.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

All I know is this is a nightmare pop up which I can't remove and Rightmedia which I also can't remove. Free downloads for antispyware are no good I need a free antimalware download which I can't find yet. My PC is so slow it took 11 hours to run Spybot and my PC has 100% cpu most of the time so useless. Am using a notebook now.
this is a package launcher typically used by freeware providers like GIMP, to install, launch, and provide update options to the user. It's not a program you would typically install as a user. I don't like to have things run for no good reason, so for GIMP, I check and do updates manually.
  Unique Operator  
First, click on Start all programs scroll to Install IQUpdater open click on uninstall, you'er done. That's what I did. Then go to Click on Freeware click on Malware Destroyer click on Download save to file then open and install and run. I use this all the time and it works.
I know that this is messing with my computer and I have tried numerous times to uninstall it and it wont go away
  Cheri Netzlaw  
I have a malware application with a module that recommends and lets me control which installed apps should start on machine startup, and which can be delayed. It recommends delaying IIIQUpdater, but when I do so it persistently reinserts itself into my startup lineup. I'm going to remove it since it has no apparent dependencies on my machine, and see whether this helps my machine's "batting average" (about .600) of success on daily autojob restarts.
  Phil - Win XP SP3, Lenovo T61p  
10000000000000% virus!!!
I think I downloaded it with a program called fileviewer and it changed my google updates to none. came with freeware programs
  Tracy Scanlon  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of InstallIQUpdater.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think InstallIQUpdater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think InstallIQUpdater.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving InstallIQUpdater issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with InstallIQUpdater. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the InstallIQUpdater.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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