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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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What is ALUpdate?

ALUpdate is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


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 7 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,628,273 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.estsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALUpdate\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALUpdate\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ALUpdate

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)
  • AZMain.dll - ALZip Extract Component (ALZip Dynamic Link Library)
  • ALUpExt.exe - ALUpdate helper (ALUpdate helper program)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)

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 ALUpdate?

You can uninstall ALUpdate 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 ALUpdate, 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 ALUpdate.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.62%
Windows XP 20.30%
Windows Vista 18.80%
Windows 10 11.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 12.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.03%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.84% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 18.84%
  United States 14.49%
  Germany 11.59%
  Italy 6.52%
  Spain 4.35%
  Austria 3.62%
  DZ 3.62%
  Canada 2.90%
  TN 2.90%
  Argentina 2.17%
  Czech Republic 2.17%
  Japan 2.17%
  Australia 1.45%
  Brazil 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.25%
Acer 19.18%
Dell 16.44%
ASUS 10.96%
Medion 5.48%
Sahara 2.74%
Samsung 2.74%
Toshiba 2.74%
Compaq 1.37%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.77%
Acer Aspire M3100 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.89%
ASUSTeK N73SV 1.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.89%

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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