application updater.exe from spigot please help remove it

  patso 18 May 12
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Hi my avg firewall rules keep asking me if i want to allow or block application updater.exe i read on the web it is a virus but nobody knows how to get rid of it.i keep blocking it but how did i get it anfd how can i get rid of it.i have malwarebytes and acg full .windows 7 64 bit toshiba satellite c660 intel core i3 4 gig ram any help please Patso

  rdave13 18 May 12

Have a look here.

  buteman 18 May 12

Maybe give HitmanPro a run to see if it finds any problems.Download it in safe mode with networking.

  patso 18 May 12

hi rdave 13 i tried that link i dont seem to have the toolbar installed.i do have youtube downloader is it linked to that prog?some on web say it is i will uninstall and see what happens.malwarebytes didm=nt find anything so why would avg firewall ask to block?it must be somewhere on my system.thanks buteman where will i get hitman pro?

  buteman 18 May 12

rdave13

Hi I know you don't like WOT.But the results for your click here says it is a poor program to open.

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/spigot.com

Although WOT does not like it it does not mean that it is bad but you can't be to careful out there.

  buteman 18 May 12

If this does not find anything it may be a false positive from AVG.

http://www.surfright.nl/en

  patso 18 May 12

thanks again i have downloaded hitman pro am going to log off and scan in safe mode and i will post back later,matbe i will uninstall yt dloader as well and see,is avg firewall better than the windows one as i have only started using it recently and had very little probs with the windows one,thanks again

  buteman 18 May 12

Maybe switch the AVG Firewall of and use Windows Firewall Just to see if it finds any problems.I have tried the AVG Firewall before and found it to be a bit complicated for me.

But I would think that the AVG Firewall should be as good as the Windows 7 Firewall or possibly better.

Either one would do.

  rdave13 18 May 12

See if the toolbar is disabled in one of your browsers then enable it so you can uninstall from the toolbar. It's one of these programs that isn't malware but can be a nuisance. If still no luck do a search for Spigot then Dealio and delete the folders. Some info where the folder/s can be found, link.

Failing that see if Revo can get rid of it.

  patso 18 May 12

Ok thanks again for all the help I will do as suggested and will post back the results hoping its a false positive and glad to hear its just a rest programme. Hopefully ill get to the bottom me it. Thanks again

  patso 20 May 12

Hi again,i just found the folder its in windows C program files(x86)Application updater.can i just delete this without any problems to my system,i have added block it to firewall rules permanently as well. Thanks

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