What does the DTUpdate.exe file do?
The DTUpdate.exe process is also known as DefaultTab Update Service or, as the case may be, DefaultTabUpdate and is a part of DefaultTab. This software is produced by Search Results. An obsolete or defective version of DTUpdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DefaultTab Update service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DefaultTab Update service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DTUpdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DTUpdate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DTUpdate.exe DefaultTab Update service
DTUpdate.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DTUpdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 107,520 bytes.
It is the DefaultTabUpdate service: DefaultTab Update Service.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This DTUpdate.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DTUpdate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about DTUpdate?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall DefaultTab
To remove DefaultTab Update service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DefaultTab in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DTUpdate.exe (DefaultTab Update service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of DefaultTab Update service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DefaultTab Update service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DTUpdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.