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Your Updater

Posted: February 5, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 1,686
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 16,734
First Seen: February 5, 2016
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Your Updater by Installer Technology is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that you should not keep on your PC. There are various good reasons not to authorize its installation or to delete it afterward. In theory, Your Updater should inform you when there is a new available version for your other programs. Allegedly, this way your PC should become more secure and reliable. Although the experts recommend keeping your applications updated at all times, this PUP is not the right tool for the job. First, nothing guarantees that the programs that Your Updater recommends to you are safe. For example, Your Updater may modify them or include additional suspicious tools in their installers. Second, this application is ad-supported. Your Updater may create many new commercial materials in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The third reason not to keep Your Updater is that it is not stable. The PUP may displays various error messages all the time. Without any doubt, the most annoying issue of this suspicious software is its possible interference with the performance of the browsers. While you may ignore its pop-up error messages and decline to install the suggested newer versions, it may be hard to neglect the commercial materials that may be displayed by Your Updater. You may find large amounts of pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, embedded videos and in-text ads whenever you go online. The distraction that they may cause is not even the most severe issue. The new ads may lead to annoying functionality problems with the browsers, including slower operating speed, freezes and crashes. The most threatening aspect from a security point of view is that Your Updater sometimes may redirect you to potentially unsafe sites. To prevent infections, you should not agree to install any software from its promoted pages. It is advisable to use advanced security software to eliminate this PUP.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-3453714949-3616722394-81632786-1001\$ROMR9YM.exe\$ROMR9YM.exe File name: $ROMR9YM.exe
Size: 4.19 MB (4195840 bytes)
MD5: 40900652b6f30cf5ddfb82cd0dcc70d9
Detection count: 6,963
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-3453714949-3616722394-81632786-1001\$ROMR9YM.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 6, 2021
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FBoxSetup\FBoxSetup.exe File name: FBoxSetup.exe
Size: 316.16 KB (316160 bytes)
MD5: 0bf1ebb0ace5cdf9fabb4c4d8ed57ff0
Detection count: 28
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FBoxSetup\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 18, 2020

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%APPDATA%\YourUpdater%ProgramFiles%\DownloaderYourUp%PROGRAMFILES%\FBoxSetup%PROGRAMFILES%\UpdateFiles%ProgramFiles%\Your_Updater%ProgramFiles%\YourHelper%PROGRAMFILES%\YourUpdater%ProgramFiles(x86)%\DownloaderYourUp%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FBoxSetup%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\UpdateFiles%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Your_Updater%ProgramFiles(x86)%\YourHelper%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\YourUpdaterFile name without pathYour_Updater.lnkHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Your_UpdaterSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Your_UpdaterSoftware\YourUpdaterHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Your_Updater