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    Question installiqupdater.exe malware? or legit?

    I am suddenly getting a popup to install this and cannot find out what it actually is and would like to know if it's ok to install? Does anyone know?

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    Seems to be malware. Better run Malwarebytes antimalware to make sure your computer has not been affected. Of course, do not accept the installation offer.

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    I also would be very suspiscious of this, very! As Rui states, MalwareBytes would be a good starting point. Did you close these through Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)?
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    SuperAntiSpyware says it's bad - trojan injector.

    Don't click any part of the popup - it could trigger the payload - just shutdown your computer normally, wait one minute then restart - hopefully, with no further popups.

    Once restarted, run your A/V and Malwarebytes.

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    Thanks all for your comments. However, I did run malwarebytes and I have no infections. Hmmmmmm. I guess it would only show up if I actually ran the exe. ?? I'll go with the answer in SuperAntiSpyware.... now to figure out why I am constantly asked to download this. Something must be running in the background, Yes?

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    Normally, these popups happen on a website that's been infiltrated or by a clean website that has it's adverts loaded from a different server and an advert has been modified to point to the malware loader. Try cleaning out all your browser caches - temporary Internet files, etc. Next time you visit the site, the browser is forced to collect new data, this may now be clean.

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    Ah, very good. will do all of that. thanks.

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    Malwarebytes Rec

    Before doing any scan, always update the signature files first. MalwareBytes constantly updates its software on a daily basis. This will insure intercepting and cleaning any new/revised malware.

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    I had the same thing happen not long ago with a newspaper I read...

    I closed it with TaSK MANAGER and after a vfew days it stopped popping up...
    I guess the site got it cleaned up or whatever was causing it..
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    Well,after much searching for iqupdater I finally found my answer: here at http://www.w3i.com/index.aspx
    it's not exactly malware, which is why it didn't show up there after many runs for many days. Thought you all just might be interested in what I found by going to this website. It may have come from playing games somewhere and not the big bad wolf that I thought it was. Thanks for all the great suggestions though. Really appreciated your responses.

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