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#1 Activa


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Quick question, is DTupdate.exe dangerous? I found this this morning in processes, last night some software I was installing tried to install a toolbar, which I denied access, then found this this morning, I don't want to get rid of something legitimate.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

It's a safe file., But as a toolbar it can go.

This file - DTUpdate.exe - is main executable of the DefaultTab Update Service. This app generally is a search bar - internet browseer add-on, which is installed commonly as a bundle with another applications. For more info check the source pages on http://www.mysearchresults.com/ or their policy on http://corp.mysearchresults.com/privacy-policy - See more at: http://systemexplorer.net/file-database/file/dtupdate-exe#sthash.7CSzqIDd.dpuf



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#3 gwaddell


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:55 AM



Although it appears to be legit software you should remove it.  Reportedly it scans your searches and then starts to target you with search results from dodgy sources also reports of slowing down your computer too. If you try to disable from add ins in Internet Explorer it will re-enable itself. Also the remove option under add-ins does work. You need to remove it via your control panel (look for DefaultTab program by LLC Search)  Then run a search in RegEdit for DTUpdate and DefaultTab and remove those keys



As a general rule of thumb, if you did not ask for it to be installed or gave permission for it to run treat it as a security risk / virus / hack. :radioactive:

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