What is installiq updater?

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What is installiq updater?
InstallIQ Updater is tied to certain application downloads. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

InstallIQ, developed by W3i, helps companies market and distribute computer applications to users. The InstallIQ Updater is part of this program.

What It Does

The InstallIQ installation manager suggests applications for your computer through screens that appear while you're installing other applications. The Updater accesses the Internet to find updates for applications you've installed via InstallIQ, and it helps you manage those updates. It also keeps track of installation history.


W3i, based in St. Cloud, Minn., says InstallIQ has resulted in 500 million application installs as of the time of publication. Developers use the program to distribute and make money from music and video players, social media apps and games, among other applications.


InstallIQ and its Updater have been criticised as promoting adware and might trigger flags from anti-spyware or anti-malware programs on your computer. You should be able to remove it by using the "Uninstall a Program" utility in your computer's Control Panel.

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