Tuesday, 18 June 2013

What is DTUpdate.exe and how to remove it?

DTUpdate.exe - DefaultTab Update Service by Search Results, LLC

What is DTUpdate.exe?

DTUpdate.exe is a part of DefaultTab application/web browser add-on, developed by company Search Results, LLC. It's not essential for Windows and may cause problems. Once installed, it modifies your default search provider and may even change your home page. The worst part, however, is that DTUpdate.exe comes bundled with adware and toolbars that may monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted advertisements. Occasionally, it may redirect you to its partners websites full of ads and shady offers. This application runs automatically each time Windows starts. It creates a Windows service called DefaultTab Update Service which checks for DefaultTab updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. Please note that it may download additional adware onto your computer. This application has been discovered being bundled with the InstallIQ download manager which is flagged by adware by most antivirus programs. So, even tough, technically it's not a virus, I recommend you to remove DTUpdate.exe from your computer.

File name: DTUpdate.exe
Publisher: Search Results, LLC
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\dtupdate.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\dtupdate.exe
Startup file: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services 'DefaultTabUpdate'

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