Do you know what BenchUpdater is?
BenchUpdater is a potentially unwanted program sometimes classified as adware, because it usually arrives bundled with adware applications. It is considered an adware helper by computer security specialists and the general piece of advice is to remove BenchUpdater from the system. Naturally, the same applies to other applications related to it as well. The problem is that although adware programs are not direct computer security threats, they could be used by malevolent third parties for malware distribution and you definitely cannot ignore that.
Since BenchUpdater is an adware helper it usually updates adware applications it is bundled with. It is known that BenchUpdater usually arrives with Gigantic Savings, Scorpion Saver, Deal Dropper and other applications from the same group. All of these adware programs are installed on your browser and your computer with your permission. If you do not remember having installed any of these programs, it means that they ALSO have arrived bundled with freeware that you have downloaded from third party file hosting websites.
It shows that users are responsible for a number of security issues, although getting infected with malware is definitely not your main objective when you browse the Internet. Nevertheless, you should exercise caution when installing new programs on your computer especially if they are downloaded NOT from official websites. It is easy to install a number of unwanted programs if you go through the installation process automatically without checking any additional features.
If it happens that you get BenchUpdater and other related applications installed on your computer, an add-on will be added to your browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer), and then each time you access online shopping website, you will be presented with coupons and discount offers in various forms of online advertising (mainly pop-ups). Pop-ups can slow down your Internet speed, and they can also be embedded with corrupted content.
That is not BenchUpdater’s fault. The thing is that adware application do not generated ads content on their own. They rely on third party advertising network for that, and thus they are particularly vulnerable for malicious exploitation. Should you click on a corrupted pop-up, you could be redirected to a website that is related to malware distribution. Malware infection may not be a definite outcome of having adware on your PC, but it is one of the risks that you should not ignore.
To remove BenchUpdater from your PC you need to uninstall any program that it could be related to. If you are not sure which programs should not be allowed to remain on your PC, scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a licensed antimalware tool that would help you safeguard your system against other potential threats.
Manual BenchUpdater Removal
- Slide your mouse cursor across the desktop to the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove undesirable applications.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted programs.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall adware applications.
In case you have any question about BenchUpdater or how to remove it, leave me a comment below.
In non-techie terms:
BenchUpdater is an application that helps adware programs to update themselves. It is recommended to remove BenchUpdater from the system, because it could be related to potential security risks, and your system security should be your utmost priority.
Aliases: Bench Updater.