77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove SW Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #787
United States Rank #1,420
Reach 1.0147%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.50 days
427.89 days >
Average installed length: 224.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2.9 2.16%
2.2.6 3.66%
2.2.4 5.79%
2.2.2 5.50%
2.2.1 0.05%
2.2.0 3.11%
2.1.26 0.58%
2.1.25 8.57%
2.1.24 0.02%
2.1.23 0.44%
2.1.22 0.38%
2.1.21 29.97%
2.1.20 0.02%
2.1.19 0.49%
2.1.17 6.35%
2.1.16 0.60%
2.1.15 3.34%
2.1.14 2.03%
2.1.13 0.05%
2.1.11 2.32%
2.1.9 2.92%
2.1.7 1.74%
2.1.6 6.46%
2.1.5 0.27%
2.1.4 2.66%
2.1.3 0.08%
2.1.2 0.09%
2.1.1 0.01%
2.1.0 0.01%
2.0.24 0.85%
2.0.23 0.11%
2.0.21 1.05%
2.0.20 2.45%
2.0.19 1.01%
2.0.18 2.00%
2.0.17 0.04%
2.0.16 0.18%
2.0.15 1.67%
2.0.14 0.96%
2.0.12 0.03%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Samsung Electronics

SW Update

What is SW Update?

Samsung Updater is a program designed to manage all installed Samsung programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.

About  (from Samsung Electronics)

Find easy ways to install and maintain the latest software, protect your computer, and back up your music, movies, photos, and files. Plus, learn how to share music, videos, and pictures between your computer and other devices, such as your mobile phone and TV. The best way to keep up-to-date with product releases, so...  Read more

Overview

It is typically pre-installed with most new Samsung computers. The most common release is 2.1.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named _797702F876D6C0B583612C.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 10.39 MB (10,898,432 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{F5B5BA56-8FEB-494B-84E6-C8DA9C2BEE50}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A3DF0A87-9214-4926-A7AA-1B79D42A8D1F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SW Update

Program executable:_797702F876D6C0B583612C.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{F5B5BA56-8FEB-494B-84E6-C8DA9C2BEE50}\_797702F876D6C0B583612C.exe
MD5:e78558206ce1402894f2ba6ffdc07b8a
Additional files:
  • _797702F876D6C0B583612C.exe
  • _01B1EB2B7CC692B803AC61.exe
  • _06E009EE0D05B5D1DF1C0F.exe
  • _0E6694641AC4D4E1672A49.exe
  • _0F83158923413E3AACB220.exe
  • _12EAA4087956896EAEFFB5.exe
  • _1C8317B497375134593763.exe
  • _295ACF4484CEBB580DF28C.exe
  • _2C17F076662D6862293ACA.exe
  • _303DDA9AC3FDF7511A7140.exe
  • _31985848E032E24C8061D9.exe
  • _46CF1748F346F5C08A2460.exe
  • _4741C8478BBE4F39C9F179.exe
  • _476346F232AF4CF2FC4A66.exe
  • _48A8F4EDC8CA9A0E9C03FB.exe
  • _4A6CCA3BB6C9BAE2640BA8.exe
  • _4E8FE32955229F4D8182E8.exe
  • _59494389FADBC059B4FE03.exe
  • _5C507AD7372472D4D3096C.exe
  • _5C5AF6FE6AA65F1C4B626A.exe
  • _6B19F8CD74011688CDD73D.exe
  • _73253BF8ECA541F8CF2A6B.exe
  • _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
  • fwupdateedo2.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Co) - HP Digital Imaging (FWUpdateEDO2)

How do I remove SW Update?

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

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#787
 
REACH
~1.01%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 81.88%
Windows 7 17.94%
Windows XP 0.07%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 34.75%
Windows 8 19.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.61%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.26%
  Brazil 8.40%
  Italy 7.36%
  United Kingdom 7.08%
  Germany 5.17%
  France 3.60%
  Canada 2.55%
  Poland 2.19%
  Turkey 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Australia 1.55%
  Chile 1.54%
  Norway 1.31%
  Korea 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 96.37%
Intel 2.02%
Acer 0.61%
Hewlett-Packard 0.40%
Dell 0.24%
ASUS 0.20%
Lenovo 0.08%
GIGABYTE 0.05%
Toshiba 0.02%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 10.14%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 7.47%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 5.75%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 4.09%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 4.07%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 3.93%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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Pandorover a year ago
I have tried several time the procedure here described but the program is automatically reinstalled at the next re boot