YourFile Downloader by Via Advertising Group Limited (Signed)

Remove yourfileupdater.exe
Warning 17 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of yourfileupdater.exe.


There are 5 versions of yourfileupdater.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1, 0, 0, 4. yourfileupdater.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 299.7 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Via Advertising Group Limited by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program YourFileDownloader from Via Advertising Group Limited. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0048% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 9.16 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 13.03 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 913 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is yourfileupdater.exe?

The YourFile Downloader auto updater is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

About yourfileupdater.exe (from Via Advertising Group Limited)

YourFileDownloader is designed to make your download experience easier and quicker than ever. Now you don’t have to spend your valuable time and energy for finding desired programs and get forwarded a


File name:yourfileupdater.exe
Product name:YourFile Downloader
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\yourfiledownloader\yourfileupdater.exe
Original name:YourFile.exe
Issued to:Via Advertising Group Limited
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, April 30, 2012
Expiration date:Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of YourFile Downloader.)
Via Advertising Group Limited
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YourFileDownloader provides the ability to download various software applications locally. It provides a list and search interface to locate and download appliations. The program does however automati...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of yourfileupdater.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'YourFile Update' runs on logon in the path '\YourFile Update'
  • The task 'Your File Updater' runs in the path '\Your File Updater'
  • The task 'YourFile DownloaderUpdate' runs on logon in the path '\YourFile DownloaderUpdate'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Your File Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\windows\Tasks\YourFile DownloaderUpdate.job'
  • Entry path '\YourFile DownloaderUpdate'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\YourFile Update.job'
  • Entry path '\YourFile Update'
  • Entry path '\Your File Updater'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Your File Updater.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\windows\Tasks\YourFile DownloaderUpdate.job'
  • Login entry path '\YourFile DownloaderUpdate'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\YourFile Update.job'
  • Login entry path '\YourFile Update'
  • Login entry path '\Your File Updater'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\YourFileDownloader\YourFileUpdater.exe'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 17 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UEO [PUP] 1, 0, 0, 4
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Downloader-UEO [PUP] 1, 0, 0, 4
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.YourFileDownloader.AMN (A) 1, 0, 0, 3
ESET NOD32 7.8227 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1, 0, 0, 3
ESET NOD32 7.8859 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1, 0, 0, 4
ESET NOD32 7.8772 a variant of Win32/YourFileDownloader.B 1, 0, 0, 4
Kingsoft 2012.12.21.213 Win32.Troj.Agent.(kcloud)
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud) 1, 0, 0, 4
nProtect 2013-01-12.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.245168.B
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0621 1, 0, 0, 4
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0812 1, 0, 0, 4
VIPRE Antivirus 14992 Via Advertising (fs)
VIPRE Antivirus 16022 Via Advertising (fs)
VIPRE Antivirus 16868 Via Advertising (fs) 1, 0, 0, 3
VIPRE Antivirus 21966 Via Advertising (fs) 1, 0, 0, 4
VIPRE Antivirus 21242 Via Advertising (fs) 1, 0, 0, 4
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Agent.245168

VersionsAll file variations of yourfileupdater.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
0f9ba32eba814bf475b9d6298d36b18d 876788200f5cedc0cc9a6e339679bf875fa20776 390.11 KB
4fc0eee4656ee24151a0a4468c557908 2b80dbf8a847e125d635a73999769f8aa2aa36c9 390.11 KB
171d04a2e8d48dc48faa83e32e28b226 e4d5509efa14dffc9e735cf02dc78983b9d0fd3f 239.42 KB
1793fbfa7113aa06d1d1de7de32ea42b 4787618a1313b3e5c2c9938c0c23efb5a2a3d2fa 239.42 KB
0f131210712f7005c3abe7a9fabf47ba 132cfeadab18529d75527e643503fe83a6c142ec 239.42 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.84%
Windows 8 Pro 6.90%
Windows 7 Professional 3.45%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.45%
Windows 8 2.30%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.15%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 28.74% of YourFile Downloader.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Acer 21.95%
Dell 19.51%
Sony 14.63%
Toshiba 4.88%
Alienware 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
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