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Should I remove Software Version Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #217
United States Rank #225
Reach 3.1906%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.78 days
229.64 days >
Average installed length: 120.66 days


VersionDistribution 44.04% 26.70% 28.29% 0.71% 0.09% 0.01% 0.08% 0.01% 0.02% 0.05%

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Software Version Updater

What is Software Version Updater?

The program is distributed by Amonetize ltd., a program bundling/installation monitization platform. "We provide our own installer software component. Our installer easily integrates with any Windows software product. The installer component offers users which are installing one of our software partners’ products, the opportunity to install some of our advertisers’ software in addition to that installation. The exact additional software offering our installer offers is determined by our sophisticated ad server back-office technology, taking into consideration the users’ profile, the advertisers’ targeting parameters and the software publishers’ restrictions."

Software Version Updater is the updater program which runs with Windows in the background as a scheduled task. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the bundled software the platform has included.

About  (from Amonetize ltd)

The visitor experience only differs during the install process. Once the product is installed, visitors will enjoy the same experience and entertainment, regardless of the product through which they were recruited. Additionally, visitors are always respected and protected by Amonetize Network and all of our products op...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Software Version Updater.
updater.exe (a1ab5a4f345136dbb9c51e0622416a7c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8944 a variant of Win32/Amonetize.I
Malwarebytes v2013.10.28.11 PUP.Optional.Amonetize.A
VIPRE Antivirus 22592 Amonetize (fs)
Software Version Updater 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.amonetize.com
Help link: www.amonetize.com/how-it-works
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater\Updater.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 728.11 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Version Updater

Program executable:updater.exe (Malware detected)
Software version updater
Software version updater (updater.exe) is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if...

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AmiUpdXp.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AmiUpdXp.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SwvUpdtr' and executes as C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\SwvUpdater\Updater.exe /reg.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SwvUpdater\Updater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.6400000000%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.54178218%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.09821782%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Software Version Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall Software Version 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 Version 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 Version Updater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.47%
Windows 8 17.56%
Windows XP 9.50%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.99%
Windows 8 6.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.66%
  Germany 4.20%
  Canada 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Italy 3.15%
  Brazil 2.08%
  MA 1.81%
  Spain 1.50%
  France 1.45%
  India 1.22%
  Australia 1.14%
  Russia 1.10%
  DZ 1.03%
  Netherlands 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.62%
Acer 17.67%
Dell 16.31%
Toshiba 8.05%
ASUS 7.74%
Lenovo 4.44%
Samsung 3.03%
Sony 3.01%
American Megatrends 2.34%
Intel 1.43%
Medion 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.78%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.52%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.27%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Pissed off at amonetize/tidynetworks or %$*&!2 months ago
SVU reinstalls itself after I uninstall it. !!! Awgg...
user comment
Sundance6 months ago
I have security essentials and it accepts SVU with no warning.