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Should I remove ALTools Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
47% remove it53% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,776
United States Rank #5,575
Reach 0.1445%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.41 days
454.67 days >
Average installed length: 238.89 days


v12.9 0.04%
v12.6 0.04%
v12.11 0.04%
v12.10.5.1 0.07%
v11.4.28.1 28.55%
v11.4 19.73%
v10.4.26.1 3.83%
v10.4 14.26%

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ALTools Update

What is ALTools Update?

ALTools Update is the automatic updater service for most ALTools products including the ALZip program.

About  (from ESTsoft)

ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZipā€™s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.


ALTools Update is a software program developed by ESTsoft. The most common release is v11.4.28.1, with over 84% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named alupdate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 2.57 MB (2,697,534 bytes). The installed file ALUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of ALTools Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and France.
ALTools Update has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: advert.estsoft.com/?event=200904224447205
Help link: www.altools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALUpdate
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALUpdate\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 2.57 MB
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by ALTools Update

Program executable:alupdate.exe
Name:ALTools Updater
ALTools Automatic Updater Program
Path:C:\Program Files\estsoft\alupdate\alupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • ja-jp.dll - ALTools Update Language (Japanese)
  • en-us.dll - ALTools Update Language (English)
  • ko-kr.dll - ALUpdate Language (Korean)
  • ALAd.dll - ALAd Dynamic Link Library
  • AZMain.dll - ALZip Extract Component (ALZip Dynamic Link Library)
  • ALUpdateEx.dll - ALTools Updater DLL (ALTools Automatic Updater DLL)
  • ALUpExt.exe - ALUpdate helper (ALUpdate helper program)
  • ALUpProduct.exe - ALTools Updater (ALTools Automatic Updater Program)
  • unins000.exe - ALUpdate Setup (ALTools Update Installation Program)
  • ezt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ALUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13D97960-6687-45B9-AF7A-E68AA886C45D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ALTools Update?

You can uninstall ALTools Update 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ALTools Update, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ALTools Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.00%
Windows 10 25.10%
Windows XP 8.49%
Windows Vista 7.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.87%
Windows 7 Professional 12.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.38%
Windows 8.1 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.64%
  Japan 15.66%
  France 8.74%
  Germany 3.69%
  Italy 3.62%
  Canada 3.01%
  BD 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.43%
  Thailand 1.91%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Egypt 1.33%
  India 1.29%
  Australia 1.20%
  Czech Republic 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.86%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 15.62%
ASUS 10.65%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 4.71%
Samsung 3.92%
NEC 3.27%
Intel 1.50%
Sahara 1.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.77%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 3.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.48%

About (from ESTsoft Corp.)

With the vision 'Company that enhances the life quality', ESTsoft pours every bit of effort to enhance the life quality through software innovation.
Publisher URL: www.estsoftinc.com


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