What is InstallIQ updater for, why is it on my Windows XP machine and do I really need it? I searched Google, but I have been unable to find out any usable information.
InstallIQ is a software toolkit that developers can use to package their software, allowing users to download and run a single file to install the packaged software. The most common example is InstallShield, but there are others. InstallIQ seems to be aimed at developers who want to increase revenue by bundling their software with assorted crapware, some of which is of dubious value and questionable quality. Fortunately, software that is usually packaged with InstallIQ (like Digsby) may also be available in less annoying packaging. My advice is to identify which software on your system was installed with InstallIQ, uninstall it along with all crapware that came with it, find alternative installation methods for the software you need and use that instead. This HowToGeek post has some examples.
Also, as a general rule, always perform custom installs and disable installation of anything extra that you don't really need. That includes most browser toolbars, which are almost all terrible.
Windows XP Users:
Click the Start Menu Select the Control Panel Select the Add or Remove Programs Locate this product from the "Currently Installed Programs" list Click Change/Remove
Vista and Windows 7 Users: Click the Start Menu Select the Control Panel Under the Programs heading, click Uninstall a program Locate this product from the "Programs and Features" list Click Uninstall
Even easier in Windows 7 Click Start menu, select "Search" (immediately above start) type 'Intalliqupdater' which will appear on list with the option to "uninstall' just click this and then follow the prompts.
more info if you follow this link (at bottom of page)
My advice is to just uninstall it.
The InstallIQ updater has a tab that shows Installed Programs as well. This is how to know what programs to uninstall.
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