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Should I remove Sonic Update Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,082
United States Rank #1,902
Reach 0.2573%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.16 days
565.25 days >
Average installed length: 297.00 days


3.0.0 52.77%
2.80 9.06%
2.9 38.17%

Typically installed together

Sonic Update Manager

What is Sonic Update Manager?

Sonic Update Manager is a program designed to manage all installed Sonic programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


Sonic Update Manager is a software program developed by Sonic Solutions. The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named dmdimpls.dll. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,061,888 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Sonic Update Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com?lang=ENU
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\sonic\update manager\dimpls
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{30465B6C-B53F-49A1-9EBA-A3F187AD502E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic Update Manager

Program module:dmdimpls.dll
Name:Sonic dmdimpls
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\sonic\update manager\dimpls\dmdimpls.dll

How do I remove Sonic Update Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Sonic 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 Sonic 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 Sonic 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 Sonic Update Manager.

Win XP 82%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 86.52%
Windows 7 10.31%
Windows Vista 2.38%
Windows 8 0.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 86.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.21%
Windows 7 Professional 2.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.61%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.84%
  Germany 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Canada 2.63%
  Italy 2.23%
  France 2.15%
  Japan 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Australia 0.80%
  Israel 0.80%
  Taiwan 0.64%
  Switzerland 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.64%
Hewlett-Packard 22.44%
Lenovo 8.14%
Sahara 7.89%
American Megatrends 6.54%
Intel 4.07%
Acer 1.48%
Toshiba 0.99%
ASUS 0.86%
Gateway 0.62%
Compaq 0.49%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.77%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 2.64%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.51%
Dell Dell DM051 2.25%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 2.11%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 1.98%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.


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