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9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

iQmetrix Update Manager


iQmetrix Update Manager is a software program developed by iQmetrix. 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 IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. 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 84% of users of iQmetrix Update Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iQmetrix.com
Help link: Support.RetailiQ.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iQmetrix\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7495A7CD-D6AD-4543-A06D-52CBFBD88AC9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by iQmetrix Update Manager

Program executable:IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\iQmetrix\IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService.exe
Additional files:
  • IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.BootstrapLauncher.exe - IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation (IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.BootstrapLauncher)
  • IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService.exe - IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService
  • IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.Bootstrapper.exe - IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation Bootstrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService.exe runs as a service named 'iQmetrix Installation Manager Service' (IQ.Core.UpdateFoundation.WindowsService).

How do I remove iQmetrix Update Manager?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.22%
Windows 8 39.02%
Windows XP 9.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.50%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.87%
  Canada 11.29%
  India 3.23%
  Australia 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.00%
Acer 20.00%
Lenovo 17.50%
Toshiba 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
ASUS 2.50%
Samsung 2.50%
Intel 2.50%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 7010 10.26%
Gateway SX2110G 7.69%
Dell Vostro 3550 5.13%
Dell Vostro 420 Series 2.56%
Dell Vostro 3400 2.56%
Dell Vostro 260 2.56%


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