UpdateTask.exe Removal Guide

Do you know what UpdateTask.exe is?

UpdateTask.exe is a file which you can find on your computer after installing multiple programs. The file is signed by VeriSign, and there are over 30 different variants of the file UpdateTask.exe, which is responsible for searching for and download updates for specific programs. UpdateTask.exe runs a standard Windows process and is executed by Windows Task Scheduler. The size of the variations of the file varies from about 93 KB to 132 KB, and the file is usually created in a subfolder of the Program Files directory. If you are determined to remove UpdateTask.exe from the computer, bear in mind that you will not change much because other associated files should be removed from the computer as well.

If you have a malicious variation of UpdateTask.exe, the removal of the file and the program which has created it is a must. The file communicates with remote servers, which means that it can send and receive information, including dangerous additional files. If you do not want to risk your personal information stored on the computer and the data that use to access your online profiles and accounts, you should take immediate actions to remove the cause of the present issue.

UpdateTask.exe is associated with multiple programs, including programs such as Ask.com Toolbar, Support.com Toolbar, Pandora TV Toolbar, VirtualDJ Toolbar, Dictionary.com Toolbar, and some others. If you are aware of the file UpdateTask.exe, the odds are that you are aware of the changes made in your browsers, including toolbars added below the address bar or the new default home page and search provider of your Internet browsers. Do not wait but remove the unwanted search provider especially if it provides you with sponsored links that are not related to your browsing interests most of the time. The sooner you restore the settings of the browser, the sooner you can browse the Internet as usual. However, it is important to note that your operating system should be shielded from various computer threats; otherwise, you risk getting it infected with malware and spyware.

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to uninstall an unwanted program and fix your browsers. By following the steps provided you should manage to remove UpdateTask.exe from the computer; however, we recommend that you rely on a reputable spyware removal tool. In case you have the malicious versions of UpdateTask.exe, you should eliminate it from the computer as soon as you can and shield the system from many other harmful files and programs.

How to remove UpdateTask.exe

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Uninstall the unwanted toolbar or any other undesirable program.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and enter control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted program associated with UpdateTask.exe.

Fix your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Select the check box and click Reset.
  5. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox.
  3. Again click Reset Firefox.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and point to Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove unwanted extensions.
  3. Click Settings (left side).
  4. Under On startup, select the last section and click Set Pages.
  5. Set a new startup page.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.

In non-techie terms:

If you do not want to waste your time removing UpdateTask.exe from the computer, implement SpyHunter. Below you will find our instructions that will help you install the recommended program.