How to uninstall (remove) UpdateAdmin

What is UpdateAdmin?

UpdateAdmin is an application that helps users to manage the software updates. After the installation the program in fact starts searching for the outdated applications, however it is here where UpdateAdmin positive features end. Official information on UpdateAdmin states that the application is ad-supportive, nevertheless further it says that the displaying of advertisement is optional and can be declined by users. But users who’ve chosen to try UpdateAdmin out later on found out that the ads are unavoidable and make web browsing not a pleasant experience. Since this rogue program has more cons than pros, it’s better to remove UpdateAdmin ASAP.

UpdateAdmin

How UpdateAdmin gets on your PC?

UpdateAdmin can be freely downloaded from its official website. Nevertheless, its deceptive distribution is more widespread. The most frequent way that it uses to arrive on systems is called bundling, which is applied to the method of inserting malware into the usual software setups. If you want to avoid the infection you may make your system safe by paying more attention to the installation process. In fact you simply need to choose Advanced installation mode and make sure that you deselected everything that seems suspicious to you.

How to remove UpdateAdmin from your computer?

To uninstall UpdateAdmin remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have UpdateAdmin in their database. You can try to use them for removing UpdateAdmin.

Recommended Solution:

WiperSoft is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to UpdateAdmin – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Plumbytes Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as UpdateAdmin.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove UpdateAdmin

Or uninstall UpdateAdmin manually.

Step 1: Remove UpdateAdmin from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find UpdateAdmin.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find UpdateAdmin and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find UpdateAdmin, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate UpdateAdmin and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove UpdateAdmin from your browser.

Step 2: Remove UpdateAdmin from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find UpdateAdmin.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose UpdateAdmin.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable UpdateAdmin.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of UpdateAdmin:

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

updateadmin.exe
MsiExec.exe

Remove following folders

\users\user\appdata\Local\updateadmin\

About Tim Kas 651 Articles
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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