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What is InstallIQUpdater.exe?

InstallIQUpdater.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if InstallIQUpdater.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

InstallIQUpdater.exe file information

The process known as InstallIQ Updater belongs to software InstallIQ Updater by W3i (www.w3i.com).

Description: InstallIQUpdater.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. InstallIQUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,179,648 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,176,064 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/installiqupdater.exe.html 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The InstallIQUpdater.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. InstallIQUpdater.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If any problems with InstallIQUpdater.exe occur, you may also do the following:

  • visit the vendor’s support site
  • update to a possibly corrected version
  • uninstall InstallIQ Updater from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"

Recommended: Identify InstallIQUpdater.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as InstallIQUpdater.exe. Therefore, you should check the InstallIQUpdater.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

All I know is this is a nightmare pop up which I can't remove and Rightmedia which I also can't remove. Free downloads for antispyware are no good I need a free antimalware download which I can't find yet. My PC is so slow it took 11 hours to run Spybot and my PC has 100% cpu most of the time so useless. Am using a notebook now.
this is a package launcher typically used by freeware providers like GIMP, to install, launch, and provide update options to the user. It's not a program you would typically install as a user. I don't like to have things run for no good reason, so for GIMP, I check and do updates manually.
  Unique Operator  
First, click on Start all programs scroll to Install IQUpdater open click on uninstall, you'er done. That's what I did. Then go to emcosoftware.com. Click on Freeware click on Malware Destroyer click on Download save to file then open and install and run. I use this all the time and it works.
I know that this is messing with my computer and I have tried numerous times to uninstall it and it wont go away
  Cheri Netzlaw  
I have a malware application with a module that recommends and lets me control which installed apps should start on machine startup, and which can be delayed. It recommends delaying IIIQUpdater, but when I do so it persistently reinserts itself into my startup lineup. I'm going to remove it since it has no apparent dependencies on my machine, and see whether this helps my machine's "batting average" (about .600) of success on daily autojob restarts.
  Phil - Win XP SP3, Lenovo T61p  
10000000000000% virus!!!
I think I downloaded it with a program called fileviewer and it changed my google updates to none. came with freeware programs
  Tracy Scanlon  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of InstallIQUpdater.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments.
2 users think InstallIQUpdater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think InstallIQUpdater.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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