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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 42.86% 14.29%
0.9.17 42.86%

M1-SK Software Updater WS


M1-SK Software Updater WS is a program developed by Mitchell 1. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 7.9 MB (8,282,972 bytes). M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe 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 89% of users of M1-SK Software Updater WS come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mitchell1.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\M1-SK\M1-SK Software Updater WS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1D7C37F3-CAA4-4F14-879F-865D6E627458}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by M1-SK Software Updater WS

  • M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe - M1SK Software Updates Launcher
  • M1-SKInstallerUtil.exe (by Snap-on) - Mitchell1InstallerUtil
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • CommonContracts.dll - CommonContracts
  • XmlHelper.dll (by Snap-on) - XmlHelper
  • Common.dll - Common
  • M1-SKWorkstationUpdater.exe
  • Workstation.exe
  • WorkstationCommunicator.dll
  • WorkstationContracts.dll
  • WorkstationController.dll
  • WorkstationServiceClient.dll
  • WorkstationServices.dll
  • WorkstationServicesHost.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Workstation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named M1SKSoftwareUpdatesWS.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'M1SKHostUpdates' which loads as "C:\Program Files\M1-SK\M1-SK Software Updater Host\M1SKSoftwareUpdates.exe" M1SKSoftwareUpdatesHost.

How do I remove M1-SK Software Updater WS?

Quickly and completely remove M1-SK Software Updater (WS) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall M1-SK Software Updater WS 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 M1-SK Software Updater (WS), 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 M1-SK Software Updater WS.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 43%
Automatically starts? 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 57.14%
Windows 8 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8.1 42.86%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Canada 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 40.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 500-223w 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 3646 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 700-209 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 570 16.67%
ASUSTeK CM1630 16.67%
MSI MS-7680 16.67%


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