What is PluginUpdate.exe?
PluginUpdate.exe is an executable file that is involved in the launching of various programs. You should execute these files only if you have no doubt that the file is not corrupted. PluginUpdate.exe has been associated with SupTab which is a potentially unwanted program that can also be classified as adware. It may seem harmless, but we assure you it is not. Although SupTab can not severely damage your computer itself it is usually bundled with browser hijackers or other potential threats. SupTab is not compatible with all browsers, but it does work on Internet Explorer. If you want to remove PluginUpdate.exe and other SupTab components keep reading the article to find out how.
How does PluginUpdate.exe work?
As it has already been mentioned, PluginUpdate.exe usually gets access to your computer via SupTab. This adware comes bundled with other free software and because of that you may install more programs than you originally wanted. To avoid having to deal with unwanted applications you should always pay attention to the installation process and choose Custom Installation in order to deselect all unnecessary software.
Just like any other adware program SupTab could be quite bothersome. The application is advertised as a useful tool that you can use to improve you Internet Explorer called Lightning newtab for IE. It even has its own Facebook page. However, its distribution method should make you think twice about the truthfulness of the advertisement. SupTab is often bundled with a browser hijacker called Awesomehp.com. It can use SupTab to disguise itself and remain in your computer system as long as possible.
SupTab may not be a virus itself, but it does open your computer to a possibility of being infected by one. Therefore we suggest to remove SupTab and all of its components including PluginUpdate.exe.
How to delete PluginUpdate.exe?
You can uninstall PluginUpdate. exe by removing SupTab. There are two ways you can do that. You can delete SupTab manually via Control Panel or by using a malware removal tool. If you choose the first option you can use the instructions provided below. However, we recommend the second option for a couple of reasons. First of all, if SupTab has allowed a malicious program to infect your PC removing it will not be enough. Secondly, if you download a reliable anti-spyware tool like SpyHunter you will be able to scan your computer for any possible threats and eliminate them completely. And last, but not least, SpyHunter will prevent future attacks of any possible online threats.
1. Open Start menu
2. Go to Control Panel
3. Select Add or remove programs
4. Remove SupTab
Windows 7 and Vista
1. Press Windows key or click on Start
2. Select Control Panel
3. Click on Uninstall a program
4. Uninstall SupTab
1. Move cursor to the Charm bar
2. Click Settings
3. Go to Control Panel
4. Click on Uninstall a program
5. Remove SupTab