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YourUpdater Removal Guide

YourUpdater by Installer Technology © (or other publisher) is a non-beneficial Windows updater program that has been flagged by the cyber security community for a variety of reasons. YourUpdater is recognized as adware by reputable sources and will be detected and removed by Antivirus and Anti-Malware products.


Once YourUpdater is installed it will appear on Windows tray or task bar. An icon for the YourUpdater program will be present. Various pop-ups on Windows desktop may also occur suggesting to update programs and drivers on your computer.

YourUpdater is recognized as adware because it serves pop-up advertisements across popular web browsers including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. YourUpdater ads usually say “Ads by YourUpdater” on them. Ads may also appear from third-party adware such as FindingDiscount that this program is known to bundle with.

YourUpdater bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware. Third-party objects that this adware bundlers with can cause additional symptoms and be difficult to detect and remove. Our YourUpdater removal guide will help you completely remove YourUpdater and other threats from your computer to ensure you that you and your computer are safe.

Threat Details

Names YourUpdater, YourUpdater virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Pop-up advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs with additional symptoms
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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YourUpdater Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual YourUpdater removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove this adware and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

YourUpdater Removal Steps

uninstall yourupdater windows

1. The first step to remove YourUpdater is to uninstall the program and other programs that it may have bundled with from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall this adware go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for YourUpdater and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found YourUpdater, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove YourUpdater is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer. View the table below to locate rogue browser attachments.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove YourUpdater is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. This software is free to use.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove YourUpdater is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool. This software is free to use.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove YourUpdater is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner. This software is free to use.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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