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Should I remove CHIP Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,849
United States Rank #43,546
Reach 0.1221%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.17 days
358.94 days >
Average installed length: 188.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.44 4.08%
2.43 2.33%
2.42 27.83%
2.41 2.28%
2.40 5.78%
2.39 21.53%
2.38 0.53%
2.37 0.18%
2.35 4.32%
2.34 3.68%
2.33 13.19%
2.32 1.58%
2.31 5.66%
2.30 1.46%
2.29 1.81%
2.28 2.16%
2.27 0.06%
2.26 1.46%
2.25 0.06%
2.23 0.06%

CHIP Updater

What is CHIP Updater?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

The free tool scans the PC automatically detects the version number installed on your computer or laptop and compares these programs, then follow with the frequently updated CHIP download archive. To keep your computer up-to-date: Never miss feature, be kept up to date and always safe. The CHIP Updater for you automa...  Read more

Overview

CHIP Updater is a program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most used version is 2.42, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is chipupdater.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 6.99 MB (7,331,879 bytes). AbUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 88% of users of CHIP Updater come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Abelssoft
URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Systemtools\CHIP Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Systemtools\CHIP Updater\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 6.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CHIP Updater

Program executable:chipupdater.exe
Name:CHIP Updater
Path:C:\systemtools\chip updater\chipupdater.exe
MD5:501ae825df4f452bf4241e16d20ce908
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by Ascora) - AbFlexTrans
  • AbSettings.dll - AbSettings
  • AbStartManager.dll - AbStartManager
  • AbApi.dll - AbApi
  • AbCommons.dll (by Ascora) - AbCommons
  • AbGui.dll - AbGui
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll - AbSettingsKeeper
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll - AbWpfRegistration
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • closeapp.exe
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 4.0)
  • XDMessaging.dll (by TheCodeKing) - TheCodeKing.Net.Messaging (XDMessaging Library)
  • XDMessaging.Transport.IOStream.dll (by TheCodeKing) - XDMessaging.Transport.IOStream
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • RemoveService.exe - RemoveService
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • nunit.framework.dll (by NUnit.org) - NUnit
  • nunit.mocks.dll (by NUnit.org)
  • StartTaskScheduler.exe (by Ascora / Abelssoft) - StartTaskScheduler
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CHIPUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Updater scan_0' (runs daily at 08:58).

How do I remove CHIP Updater?

Quickly and completely remove CHIP Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CHIP Updater 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 CHIP Updater, 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 CHIP Updater.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,849

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.67%
Windows 8 35.98%
Windows Vista 3.67%
Windows XP 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.96%
Windows 8.1 21.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 88.50%
  Austria 5.60%
  Switzerland 1.89%
  United States 1.36%
  United Kingdom 0.77%
  France 0.53%
  Spain 0.24%
  Netherlands 0.24%
  Luxembourg 0.18%
  Czech Republic 0.12%
  Poland 0.12%
  Greece 0.06%
  DK 0.06%
  Russia 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 27.80%
Acer 22.76%
ASUS 10.76%
Hewlett-Packard 10.20%
Dell 9.08%
GIGABYTE 7.51%
Lenovo 3.70%
Samsung 2.80%
Toshiba 2.58%
American Megatrends 1.68%
Intel 1.12%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.16%
MEDION MS-7800 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.77%
MEDION MS-7797 3.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.17%
ASUS All Series 2.58%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net

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