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Extended Update



Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Extended Update intrusion method

Extended Update gets installed on your PC along with free software. Extended Update copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is updatetask.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Extended Update and value updatetask.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name updatetask.exe or Extended Update. Also, it can create folder with name Extended Update under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Extended Update starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Extended Update immediately.

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How to remove Extended Update manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Extended Update, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Extended Update.

To get rid of Extended Update, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Extended Update Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Extended Update Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Extended Update related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Extended Update entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Extended Update won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Extended Update Removal Tool.

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Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Extended Update or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

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Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Extended Update

  • Click Uninstall button.

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Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Extended Update related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Extended Update extension from your browsers

Extended Update in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Extended Update. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with SpyHunter or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

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Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose Extended Update or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Extended Update removal use Extended Update Removal Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Extended Update and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Extended Update removal.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate Extended Update.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Extended Update are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Extended Update.

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