77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Smart Driver Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,071
United States Rank #40,097
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.91 days
351.35 days >
Average installed length: 184.61 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0 100.00%

Smart Driver Updater v3.0

What is Smart Driver Updater?

This is an application designed to check the computer's installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.

About  (from Smart PC Solutions)

With just one click Smart Driver Updater will search your entire computer and any associated hardware devices and recommend suitable driver updates. The programs extensive driver database contains thousands of product drivers which are constantly updated ensuring users only download the most up to date drivers. Product...  Read more

Overview

Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is SmartDriverUpdater.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 18.51 MB (19,410,125 bytes). SmartDriverUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Smart PC Solutions, Inc
URL: www.smartpctools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Solutions\Smart Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Smart PC Solutions\Smart Driver Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Driver Updater v3.0

Program executable:SmartDriverUpdater.exe
Name:Smart Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Solutions\Smart Driver Updater\SmartDriverUpdater.exe
MD5:655ff23c1d52352d7fb5380ad9fb53e3
Additional files:
  • SDUSchedule.exe - Smart Driver Updater Schedule
  • SDULauncher.exe - Smart Driver Updater
  • SmartDriverUpdater.exe
  • SDUSmartScan.exe - Smart Scan
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SDULauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Smart Driver Updater' and executes as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Solutions\Smart Driver Updater\SDULauncher.exe.

How do I remove Smart Driver Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Driver Updater v3.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Smart Driver 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 Smart Driver Updater v3.0, 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 Smart Driver Updater.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.48%
Windows 8 11.39%
Windows XP 8.86%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.86%
Windows 8 Pro 5.06%
Windows 10 Home 2.53%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.09%
  Iran 8.99%
  United Kingdom 6.74%
  Canada 5.62%
  Portugal 4.49%
  Croatia 3.37%
  Hungary 3.37%
  India 3.37%
  Poland 3.37%
  Belgium 2.25%
  Brazil 2.25%
  Indonesia 2.25%
  IQ 2.25%
  Malaysia 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.21%
Dell 18.97%
Acer 18.97%
GIGABYTE 8.62%
ASUS 5.17%
Toshiba 5.17%
Intel 3.45%
Compaq 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.62%
HP ProBook 4530s 4.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.08%
Acer Aspire 8942G 3.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 3.08%


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