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Should I remove Universal Pointer Device Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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05.01.1298 12.50%
05.00.02-901 25.00%
04.01.10-2340 12.50%
04.01.10-2283 50.00%

Universal Pointer Device Driver


Universal Pointer Device Driver is a software program developed by Touch-Base Ltd. The most common release is 04.01.10-2283, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named dcu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 33.3 MB (34,921,856 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of Universal Pointer Device Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\updd
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UPDD\x64\uninstall.exe UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 33.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Universal Pointer Device Driver

Program executable:dcu.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\updd\dcu.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Setup Application (Updd Setup Program)
  • TBCURSOR.EXE - TBcursor Application (TBcursor MFC Application)
  • TBALT.EXE - TBLRB Application (TBLRB MFC Application)
  • QT-MT336.DLL (by Trolltech AS) - Qt
  • setup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • setup.exe runs as a service named 'tbupddwu' (tbupddwu) "Universal Pointer Device Driver".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TBDAEMON.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'tbdaemon' which loads as C:\Program Files\UPDD\tbdaemon.exe.
  • AIDAEMON.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'aidaemon' which loads as C:\Program Files\UPDD\aidaemon.exe.

How do I remove Universal Pointer Device Driver?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows Vista Business 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  France 9.09%
  Sweden 9.09%
  Greece 9.09%
  SY 9.09%
  Netherlands 9.09%
  Croatia 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Intel 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 20.00%
HP ProBook 4740s 20.00%
Gateway ZX6971 20.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 20.00%
HP Compaq Pro 4300 SFF PC 20.00%


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