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What is UpdateTask.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 UpdateTask.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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UpdateTask.exe file information

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

The process known as Ask Toolbar belongs to software Extended or Dealply by DealPly Technologies (www.dealply.com) or MyAppsCloud or Ask.com (www.ask.com) or MY POP SHOP LTD.

Description: UpdateTask.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The UpdateTask.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 95,232 bytes and 22 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/updatetask.exe.html 
UpdateTask.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to ask for help from Support or uninstall DealPly Technologies Ltd or Extended software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If UpdateTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 464,384 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 134,824 bytes or 94,208 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The UpdateTask.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. UpdateTask.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to ask for help from Support or uninstall Ask Toolbar software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Important: Some malware also uses the file name UpdateTask.exe, for example DealPly Updater or Generic PUA DG (detected by Sophos), and Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the UpdateTask.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Ask Toolbar has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.

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Best practices for resolving UpdateTask issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UpdateTask. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the UpdateTask.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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