Open Software Updater

By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,804
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 15,255
First Seen: April 18, 2014
Last Seen: September 19, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Open Software Updater is a PUP (potentially unwanted program)/adware that may result in a variety of computer problems on a PC. Open Software Updater may be used for gathering the computer user's Internet surfing information such as the PC user's search requests, websites visited and time spent on those websites. Open Software Updater may then transmit these details to third-parties and use it for advertising and promotional or other unknown intentions. After installation, Open Software Updater may display targeted advertisements, in-text links and notifications with the goal to generate advertising income from clicks on advertisements. If the computer user clicks on these advertisements, he may get unwillingly rerouted to untrustworthy websites in an effort to raise their sales or page rank. Open Software Updater may propagate and access the computer as an optional program bundled with free software that PC users download and install from suspicious download websites.

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File System Details

Open Software Updater may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe 2847f41f74d090bdc7c90bb45350e808 977
2. OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe 1b99987dce0c7ecbd5dd9cb756f8122d 456
3. OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe 34ed33b78ee2bafc3b74ac20cfc8629a 414
4. OpenSoftwareUpdater.exe 1f6d26313e40c751825810fd1a7a9a51 17

Registry Details

Open Software Updater may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path


Open Software Updater may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\OpenSoftwareUpdater


Open Software Updater may call the following URLs:


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