74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #380
United States Rank #344
Reach 1.9328%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.95 days
470.67 days >
Average installed length: 247.30 days


4.3.7 25.27%
4.3.6 9.29%
4.3.5 0.05%
4.3.3 12.64%
4.3.1 10.04%
4.3.0 0.78%
4.2.7 10.51%
4.2.6 2.31%
4.2.5 0.22%
4.2.1 7.33%
4.2.0 0.34%
4.1.7 6.54%
4.1.6 0.61%
4.1.5 0.79%
4.1.4 3.01%
4.1.1 6.50%
4.1.0 1.11%
4.0.1 2.63%

Other programs by EPSON

Software Updater

What is Software Updater?  (from EPSON)

Epson Software Updater, formerly named Download Navigator, analyzes the Epson software (drivers, utilities, firmware, etc...) already installed on your computer and provides updates if available. Your Epson product must be turned on and connected to a computer with Internet access.


Software Updater is a software program developed by EPSON. The most common release is 4.3.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 9 files and is usually about 5.26 MB (5,515,776 bytes). 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 52% of users of Software Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.epson.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\epson software\download navigator
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D60071DB-459C-465C-92EF-336E65F1A436}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Software Updater

  • epsdnavi.exe (by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) - Epson Download Navigator
  • epsdnrud.exe (by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) - EPSON Software Updater
  • e_prlgr7.dll - EPSON Printer Driver
  • epsdnlmw32.exe - EPSDNLMW
  • epsdnlmw64.exe
  • e_upwj01.dll - E_UPWJ01
  • osasoi.dll - OSASOI
  • e_upnfle.dll - EPSON (EPSON Boost DLL)
  • epsdneul.exe (by Seiko Epson) - Epson EULA Navi (Epson EULA Navi for x86)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • epsdnavi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F4A4547-B06E-43C2-B201-CFC86F1631BA}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • epsdnavi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EPSDNAVI.EXE' and executes as C:\Program Files\EPSON Software\Download Navigator\EPSDNAVI.EXE.

How do I remove Software Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Software 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 Software 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 Software 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 Software Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.95%
Windows 8 44.11%
Windows Vista 4.39%
Windows XP 2.50%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.28%
Windows 8.1 19.61%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.55%
  Germany 10.38%
  United Kingdom 8.25%
  France 4.71%
  Italy 4.12%
  Australia 2.74%
  Canada 2.15%
  Brazil 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Spain 0.95%
  Mexico 0.86%
  Sweden 0.80%
  Japan 0.67%
  Austria 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.22%
Dell 20.06%
Acer 18.05%
ASUS 11.09%
Toshiba 8.15%
Lenovo 5.10%
Samsung 4.25%
Medion 1.03%
Intel 0.98%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.07%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%


Epson Corporation is an electronics company and one of the largest manufacturers of computer printers, information and imaging related equipment and manufactures inkjet, dot matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops and other associated electronic components.
Publisher URL: www.epson.com

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Scottover a year ago
EPSDNAVI.EXE or "Software Updater" is poorly conceived utility. EPSON should be ashamed. The application behaves and looks extremely suspicious and is precisely what I admonish my clients to NEVER authorize. Very very bad form EPSON!