42,359,831 programs installed

Should I remove DriverUpdate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #712
United States Rank #337
Reach 1.2013%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.89 days
321.32 days >
Average installed length: 168.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2.40266 1.18%
2.2.38893 0.01%
2.2.38892 0.06%
2.2.38826 0.03%
2.2.38825 0.04%
2.2.38275 11.89%
2.2.37049 0.13%
2.2.36930 0.03%
2.2.36929 1.49%
2.2.36927 0.26%
2.2.36450 0.27%
2.2.36428 0.22%
2.2.35877 0.44%
2.2.35415 24.79%
2.2.34456 0.01%
2.2.32539 0.31%
2.2.32366 0.01%
2.2.31096 0.39%
2.2.30718 0.19%
2.2.30452 36.42%
2.2.29726 4.16%
2.2.29317 0.14%
2.2.26803 0.01%
2.2.25627 3.47%
2.2.25582 0.01%
2.2.25581 0.45%
2.2.25578 0.74%
2.2.25526 3.61%
2.2.25461 0.04%
2.2.24471 0.88%
2.2.24449 0.21%
2.2.23798 0.10%
2.2.23781 0.10%
2.2.23777 0.01%
2.2.22862 3.21%
2.2.22793 0.06%
2.2.21932 1.05%
2.2.21642 0.74%
2.2.20803 0.53%
2.2.16918 1.37%
2.2.16796 0.03%
2.2.14752 0.30%
2.2.14197 0.01%
2.2.13867 0.03%
2.2.13436 0.01%
2.2.13221 0.01%
2.2.12567 0.05%
2.2.4163 0.06%
2.2.4160 0.01%
2.2.4130 0.10%
2.2.4118 0.05%
59 versions

DriverUpdate

What is DriverUpdate?  (from SlimWare Utilities)

Updating System Drivers makes your computer run better. It prevents device errors and can even lend quicker repairs to future problems. SlimDrivers and DriverUpdate allow you to remove and update obsolete driver versions to prevent conflicts and maximize computer stability. Having a slimmed down update process makes it...  Read more

Overview

DriverUpdate is a program developed by SlimWare Utilities. The most used version is 2.2.30452, 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. 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 programs's main executable is DriverUpdate.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.03 MB of memory. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 26.97 MB (28,280,755 bytes). driverupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 80% of users of DriverUpdate come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
DriverUpdate has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.driverupdate.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{069A06F9-10B2-444A-8455-DC6131666772}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DriverUpdate

Program executable:DriverUpdate.exe
Name:DriverUpdate
Signed by:SlimWare Utilities Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe
MD5:2caad58eb61e17f7a349dd79abc69854
DriverUpdate is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software...
Additional files:
  • driverupdate.exe - DriverUpdate
  • mdp.exe - SlimCleaner+ (MiniDump Poster)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • driverupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverUpdate Daily Scan' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 23:05).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • driverupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • driverupdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverUpdate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot.
Network connections
  • driverupdate.exe connects to ec2-50-19-111-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com (50.19.111.73 port 80).
  • driverupdate.exe connects to ec2-50-19-111-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com (50.19.111.73 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

DriverUpdate.exe
Memory:8.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029899555%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00087772%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00211224%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:40
70 average

How do I remove DriverUpdate?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.16%
Windows 8 22.11%
Windows Vista 12.28%
Windows XP 9.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.31%
Windows 8.1 9.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.82%
Windows 8 6.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.22%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  Canada 4.84%
  Australia 4.31%
  Germany 0.45%
  New Zealand 0.45%
  Iran 0.27%
  Israel 0.25%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Sweden 0.22%
  Netherlands 0.20%
  France 0.19%
  Brazil 0.18%
  Italy 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.32%
Dell 28.52%
Acer 13.10%
Toshiba 10.43%
ASUS 5.12%
GIGABYTE 3.33%
Lenovo 2.20%
Samsung 1.81%
Intel 1.30%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.18%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.41%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.31%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.78%

About SlimWare Utilities

SlimWare Utilities produces cleaning and optimization programs whose products center on using crowd-sourced feedback to generate reviews and evaluations of other programs.
Publisher URL: www.slimwareutilities.com

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KityKatinLVover a year ago
I think Should I Remove It? is a great program because when you click on any program on the list it will tell you who it belongs to and what it does and when it was downloaded. Last night this program showed 120 programs and I deleted everything that was marked red or yellow. Then this morning I see that quite a few had reinstalled themselves. But 18 programs had not. So I was happy with that. I will just keep deleting and maybe eventually those other programs will give up and stay away. :)