Is installiqupdater.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of installiqupdater.exe:









File purpose and description:

InstallIQUpdater.exe is a file which most likely found its way onto your system by you installing it yourself on your computer. The correct file location is also listed at the bottom of this page, and should always be checked to make sure you are looking at the same file and at the same folder. Spyware and virus programs often mimic a similiar name file in an attempt to fool you, so verify the file name and folder location. This InstallIQUpdater.exe file is a program which monitors your downloads and shows you advertisements. If this was on my computer I would get rid of this immediately as I do not run adware on my computer. This software automatically starts running everytime you reboot your PC. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
installiqupdater.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
You can find this file on your drive in folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\W3i\InstallIQUpdater\InstallIQUpdater.exe" /silent /autorun


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, installiqupdater.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of installiqupdater.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!