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3% remove it97% keep it
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What is 8498?

Gigabyte Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Gigabyte programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 6 files.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GBTUpd\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{4E25C468-7745-4051-8B37-4A2C6635BA8B}
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by 8498

  • GBTUpd.exe
  • RunUpd.exe
  • UnInstGBTUpd.exe
  • PreRun.exe (by PreRun)
  • SetKey.exe
  • UpdSettingDlg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GBTUpd\PreRun.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\UpdManager\PreRun.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RunUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\RunUpd.exe'.
  • GBTUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\GBTUpd.exe'.

How do I remove 8498?

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Or, you can uninstall 8498 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 8498, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove 8498.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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