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Should I remove UpdateStar Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,039
United States Rank #23,256
Reach 0.0359%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.73 days
434.58 days >
Average installed length: 228.34 days


8.1.0 0.20%
8.0.0 1.79%
7.0.0 63.89%
6.2.0 12.70%
6.0.0 7.14%
5.0.0 10.52%
4.1.0 3.37%

UpdateStar Drivers

What is UpdateStar Drivers?

UpdateStar is a freeware software application recognizing and providing update information for approximately 1.3 million software programs. Implementing a social computing aspect, the update database is maintained by the users. UpdateStar uses advertising to refinance the free service and shares ad revenue 50/50 with the software authors via their Share program. The software search engine at http://www.updatestar.com/ is actually built on top of UpdateStar’s user generated software and up-to-date program database. Via the ad revenue sharing program Share, UpdateStar allows and motivates developers to use the UpdateStar website as a download mirror to participate from ad revenue created on their program’s webpages.


The most used version is 7.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 drivers.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,221,129 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: client.updatestar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UpdateStar Drivers
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UpdateStar Drivers\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by UpdateStar Drivers

Program executable:drivers.exe
Name:UpdateStar Drivers
Path:C:\Program Files\UpdateStar Drivers\drivers.exe
Additional files:
  • Resource.dll - UpdateStar Drivers
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • drivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named drivers.
Startup File (User Run)
  • drivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateStar Drivers' and executes as C:\Program Files\UpdateStar Drivers\drivers.exe.

How do I remove UpdateStar Drivers?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.47%
Windows 8 23.21%
Windows Vista 5.75%
Windows XP 4.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.09%
Windows 7 Professional 12.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.70%
Windows 8.1 9.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 59.45%
  United States 9.84%
  Italy 1.97%
  France 1.77%
  Austria 1.38%
  Taiwan 1.18%
  DK 1.18%
  United Kingdom 1.18%
  MA 0.98%
  Russia 0.98%
  DZ 0.98%
  Canada 0.98%
  Poland 0.98%
  Brazil 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 20.79%
Hewlett-Packard 17.92%
Acer 17.56%
Dell 10.75%
ASUS 9.68%
Toshiba 5.38%
Samsung 5.02%
Lenovo 3.23%
Sahara 1.43%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Intel 1.43%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.29%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.35%
ASUS All Series 2.35%
MEDION P6630 1.76%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.76%


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