Updaterec.com “Virus” Removal

I wrote this article to help you remove Updaterec.com. This Updaterec.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Updaterec.com website is a harbinger of bad news. The page`s appearance indicates the presence of adware program on your machine. Seeing it all the time means that your PC is no longer infection-free and you have to take action immediately. Even though adware parasites are considered among the least dangerous as well as easy to tackle, no virus should be underestimated. The adware lurking behind Updaterec.com will eventually go out of control. Trust us on this: you don’t want to deal with this infection if it goes out of hands. Take measures ASAP and don’t ignore the threat it poses.

The infection`s first task is to enter your machine. Like almost all parasites, the adware tricks you into allowing its installment. It relies on tactics like freeware bundles, spam email messages, malicious third-party pop-ups, corrupted pages, illegitimate websites, unverified coursed, bogus program updates, etc. The methods are many but none of them would work without one key ingredient – your carelessness. Yes, your haste and distraction are what infections pray for the most. Without it, they cannot get it as they cannot dupe you.

So, be vigilant. Double-check what you are giving green light to. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. Stay away from suspicious sites and don’t click on seemingly legitimate ads. During installation processes, don’t rush. Take the time to read the Term and Conditions and only then decide if you still want to continue the installment. Don’t be gullible and naïve. Don’t help hackers infect you. Remember that preventing an intruder from entering is much easier that dealing with it later on.

Once the adware sneaks into your machine, problems start pouring. It injects all of your browser with its pesky plugin, forcing them to serve crooks malicious purposes. Google Chrome, Internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox are not under the pest`s control. They are injected with ads which make your previously pleasant browsing experience impossible to endure. You are constantly flooded with countless commercials that cover whatever page you are trying to visit. Deals, coupons, banners, offers, best prices, video ads, price comparisons, etc. These incredibly obnoxious advertisements appear all the time, popping and blocking page content. Do you know why these pop-ups are so intrusive? It is not because they are meant to enhance your online shopping. Of course, not. They help crooks make effortless money.

Remove Updaterec.com
The Updaterec.com Virus

The ads are sponsored and used by hackers to boost web traffic to specific pages. By doing so, the cybercriminals gain profits via the pay-per-click mechanism. This why you are bombarded with commercials. Crooks make you their sponsor without you even realizing. And each of your click on an ad fills their pockets. But not only that. You are always one click away from more malware as well. As we mentioned, these advertisements are sponsored and very unreliable. Some of them are dangerous and may lead you to pages brimming with infections. Others may conceal threat directly in them and your single click is enough to get these threats on board. Of course, there are some perfectly safe ads displayed by the adware but there is no way of telling which is which unless you click. And clicking is too much of a risk and may result in you compromising your PC even more.

Aside from the avalanche of ads you have to put up with daily, you also suffer constant redirect to shady pages starting with the Updaterec.com one. This website becomes your online shadow and you cannot get rid of it. It goes without saying that the pages you are forced to visit are anything but safe. Stay away from everything generates by the parasites. Don’t click on the ads or anywhere on the website you end up on. Even if a commercial looks interesting or helpful and you think “this is exactly what I have been looking for”, ignore it.

Get ready for another trick of the adware. It spies on you and your online activities. It has access to your browsing related data and uses it to tailor ads that you will find appealing. It wants you to be at least termed to click on a pop-up. So, don’t be naïve. And keep in mind that it`s not only your browsing that is being spied on. Your private details are also in danger of being exposed to crooks. Don’t allow this. Delete the pest now. You lose nothing but you will gain a lot. To do so manually, use our removal guide below.

Updaterec.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


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.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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 MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Updaterec.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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