• Undesirable program


    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    Application Updater
  • Filename
  • Command
    %ProgramFiles%\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
  • Description

    Adware made by Spigot Inc. which comes bundled with other software.  For further information, read this detailed analysis of  Spigot's applicationupdater.exe.

  • File Location
    %ProgramFiles%\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    Application Updater
  • Display Name
    Application Updater
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • This entry has been requested 19,169 times.


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