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19% remove it81% keep it
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United States Rank #41,469
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Average installed length: 22.15 days

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HP Drivers Update Utility

What is HP Drivers Update Utility?  (from DGTSoft)

HP Drivers Update Utility updates your drivers for HP devices automatically with just several clicks. It will scan your system first then download and install HP official drivers to let your HP device work properly. Guaranteed to be fully compatible with all versions of Windows including Windows 7.


HP Drivers Update Utility is a software program developed by DGTSoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 14.93 MB (15,652,065 bytes). The installed file update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 53% of users of HP Drivers Update Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dgtsoft.com/drivers-update-utility/hp-drivers-update-utility.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP Drivers Update Utility\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HP Drivers Update Utility\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Drivers Update Utility

  • DriverUpdateUtility.exe - DGTSoft Drivers Update Utility (Drivers Update Utility Series)
  • DriverBackUp.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • update.dll
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • driverlib.dll (by Hise software) - Wise Drivers (
  • KillTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverUpdateUtility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD02E5D2-A12F-4F68-B572-8581BA4F5C12}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DriverUpdateUtility.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ASUS Drivers Update Utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS Drivers Update Utility\DriverUpdateUtility.exe.

How do I remove HP Drivers Update Utility?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.37%
Windows 8 22.22%
Windows XP 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.63%
Windows 7 Professional 29.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%
Windows 8 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.49%
  Egypt 4.65%
  Spain 4.65%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  Italy 4.65%
  BD 2.33%
  China 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Greece 2.33%
  Croatia 2.33%
  India 2.33%
  Mexico 2.33%
  Saudi Arabia 2.33%
  Slovakia 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 81.48%
Acer 7.41%
ASUS 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.81%
HP G62 Notebook PC 11.11%
HP EliteBook 2540p 7.41%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 7.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%

Publisher URL: www.dgtsoft.com


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