I wrote this article to help you remove Extended Update. This Extended Update removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Extended Update has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program which no one needs on her/his computer. The main reason for being classified as PUP is the ability of Extended Update to enter the system without asking for any permission. Besides, the fact that there is no guarantee that the services provided by the application are trusted, is a real proof that FlashBeat should be removed from your PC as soon as possible. Otherwise, the PUP could be used for malware distribution and your personal security might be seriously threatened.
The file which represents Extended Update is updatetask.exe. As there is nothing suspicious in the name of this file, computer users are unlikely to identify it as a threat or an unreliable component. Actually, users would notice updatetask.exe only if they located the folder storing it. Nevertheless, Extended Update could be linked to a number of different applications, thus it is not possible to know which folder you will find updatetask.exe in. Still, in case you locate the file, you must delete it from the system as soon as possible.
The PUP is developed by Hoolapp and it is installed on the computer as a scheduled task which can circumvent Windows User Account Control. If you leave Extended Update on your PC, the PUP may be used for upgrading various software and services.
Another thing that you should know about Extended Update is that the program is capable of connecting to Internet without your permission and adding an exception in Windows Firewall, which cannot be deleted automatically. By using the free access to the web and its ability to install updates without your knowledge, Extended Update can be used for updating unreliable programs. In this case, the PUP could easily let other malware in your virtual machine. Thus, the removal of this adware application is highly recommended.
Be aware that the Extended Update removal is more complicated, due to the fact that most computer users do not know that this application even exists on their systems. As Extended Update is extremely clandestine, the manual removal of this program is not the best option for everyday compuer users.
In any case, if PUP, browser hijackers, or any other computer infections have been installed on your PC, you should know that disturbing, silently running update files may be active as well. Keep in mind that it might be hard to find the exact location of updatetask.exe, because the file can randomize its name.
However, in case you encounter the file on your virtual machine, you can try to remove it by using the instructions below. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will find and erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware at all times.
Extended Update Uninstall
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Extended Update from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.