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How to remove an UpdateTask error


UpdateTask.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if UpdateTask.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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UpdateTask.exe file information

The process known as Ask Toolbar belongs to software unknown by DealPly Technologies (www.dealply.com) or Ask.com (www.ask.com).

Description: The file UpdateTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 95,232 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/updatetask.exe.html 
UpdateTask.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.
It is possible to ask for help from Support or uninstall DealPly Technologies Ltd software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

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If UpdateTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 134,824 bytes. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. UpdateTask.exe is able to monitor applications.
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 7/Vista).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UpdateTask.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Win32:Agent-ASOG [Trj] (detected by Avast), and RDN/Generic PUP.x!br3 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the UpdateTask.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.



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