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Quest Updater


Quest Updater is a software program developed by Quest Software. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 744 KB (761,856 bytes). The installed file updater.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 51% of users of Quest Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\quest software\quest updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{43806A44-9F1D-445B-9EFC-649CCA02EEF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 744 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Quest Updater

  • updater.dll (by Dell, Inc) - Updater Library (Check for product updates)
  • updater.net.dll (by Dell) - Updater Library for .NET
  • questupdateragent.exe (by Dell, Inc) - Updater Agent (Notify if updates are available)
  • questupdater.exe (by Dell) - QuestUpdater
  • questtech.dll

How do I remove Quest Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Quest 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 Quest 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 Quest 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 Quest Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 44%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.00%
Windows 8 44.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N 12.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.28%
  Egypt 7.69%
  Belgium 5.13%
  Germany 5.13%
  Italy 5.13%
  Brazil 2.56%
  PS 2.56%
  France 2.56%
  Russia 2.56%
  Greece 2.56%
  Portugal 2.56%
  Iran 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Croatia 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.00%
Dell 32.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Sony 4.00%
Samsung 4.00%
NEC 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Apple 4.00%
Acer 4.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 12.00%
Sony VPCF23S1E 4.00%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 4.00%
NEC Computers SAS Powerma... 4.00%
LENOVO 2716W2D 4.00%

About Quest Software

Quest manufactures software used by IT professionals in a variety of industries and although they are best known for TOAD, used by database professionals, they offers other products that develop, manage, monitor and protect packaged and custom software applications, as well as associated software infrastructure components, such as databases, application servers, operating systems and hypervisors.
Publisher URL: www.quest.com


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