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Global Updater

Posted: October 31, 2014

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 56
First Seen: October 31, 2014
Last Seen: August 27, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Global Updater falls into the category of adware. Global Updater may come along with freeware you download from Internet and appears to be a browser toolbar. Global Updater is advertised as a tool to keep your software up-to-date and safe. Global Updater's work consists of constant display of pop-ups, windows and ads offering update for your software. Clicking on these ads may trick you into installing potentially unwanted programs. If you don't want the symptoms that come from Global Updater, you might want to consider removal of Global Updater.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathGlobal System Mechanic.lnkRegexp file mask%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Global System Mechanic_Logon