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Should I remove DirectUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,552
United States Rank #44,387
Reach 0.0018%


4.7.6 4.00%
4.7.0 52.00%
4.6.6 36.00%
4.6.5 4.00%
4.6.3 4.00%


What is DirectUpdate?  (from WildUP - William Levra-Juillet)

DirectUpdate is a dynamic DNS updater that runs as a NT service with remote (web) administration. It integrates with many of the free or pay DNS services and you can automatically update multiple DNS accounts as soon as your IP changes. In addition, the program can perform local actions upon IP change, including FTP up...  Read more


DirectUpdate is a software program developed by WildUP - William Levra-Juillet. The most common release is 4.7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 22.97 MB (24,084,989 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 57% of users of DirectUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.directupdate.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DirectUpdate

  • DUTelnet.dll - [email protected] Telnet IP Detection plug-in ([email protected] - Telnet IP Detection)
  • DUSnmp.dll - [email protected] SNMP IP Detection plug-in ([email protected] - Tools)
  • DUServ.dll - [email protected] ddns services ([email protected] - Ddns services)
  • DUTools.dll - [email protected] tools library
  • DUCmd.exe - [email protected] command ([email protected] - CommandLine)
  • DUControl.exe - [email protected] control ([email protected] - Control tool)
  • DUConvert.exe - [email protected] convert ([email protected] settings converter)
  • DUInstall.dll - [email protected] Install ([email protected] - Install)
  • DUInstall64.dll
  • DUEngine.exe - [email protected] engine ([email protected] service engine)
  • DUAdmin.exe - [email protected] admin ([email protected] - Administration module)
  • DUSDK.dll - [email protected] SDK ([email protected] - SDK)
  • SockEx.dll (by Nicolas Romantzoff) - Nicroman's SockEx (SockEx)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DUEngine.exe runs as a service named 'DirectUpdate motor' (DirectUpdate) "Past uw dynamische domein namen aan".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DUControl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DUControl' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate v4\DUControl.exe".

How do I remove DirectUpdate?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.00%
Windows 8 32.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 10 Pro 4.17%
Windows 8 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  France 8.57%
  Italy 5.71%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Finland 2.86%
  Austria 2.86%
  Portugal 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Turkey 2.86%
  Poland 2.86%
  Malaysia 2.86%
  Hungary 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Acer 15.79%
ASUS 10.53%
Lenovo 5.26%
Alienware 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 2350 6.25%
FOXCONN P45A01 6.25%
Compaq-Presario AY028AA-A... 6.25%
Gigabyte P35-DS3P 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 620 6.25%
ASUSTeK N750JK 6.25%


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