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Should I remove Advanced Driver Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,259
United States Rank #6,135
Reach 0.1750%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.34 days
452.47 days >
Average installed length: 237.74 days


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4.5.1086.17247 0.46%
2.7.1086.17247 0.12%
2.7.1086.17187 0.43%
2.7.1086.16994 0.26%
2.7.1086.16810 0.12%
2.7.1086.16665 2.32%
2.7.1086.16640 0.03%
2.7.1086.16531 6.41%
2.7.1086.16493 7.22%
2.1.1086.16469 5.04%
2.1.1086.16452 0.09%
2.1.1086.16287 0.17%
2.1.1086.16092 0.03%
2.1.1086.16076 1.33%
2.1.1086.16024 10.73%
2.1.1086.15929 0.20%
2.1.1086.15901 1.19%
2.1.1086.15780 1.30%
2.1.1086.15649 2.58%
2.1.1086.15577 0.09%
2.1.1086.15323 0.03%
2.1.1086.15261 5.07%
2.1.1086.15131 32.15%
2.1.1086.15065 1.48%
2.1.1086.15023 0.29%
2.1.1086.14958 0.38%
2.1.1086.14630 5.97%
2.1.1086.14563 5.48%
2.1.1086.14392 0.14%
2.1.1086.14371 0.49%
2.1.1086.11897 8.12% 0.06%

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Advanced Driver Updater

What is Advanced Driver Updater?

Distributed under the alias The Phone Support Pvt. Ltd., this is a driver update software which checks for new available drivers on the user's PC. If ADU is an evaluation or trial version, it may contain limited functionality.

About  (from Systweak Inc)

Advanced Driver Updater has an extensive database which consists of the latest and most updated drivers in the market. It scans your system and displays a list of outdated drivers. All you need to do to update to the most recent ones is click a button. A backup of the old drivers is taken automatically and the newest...  Read more


The most used version is 2.1.1086.15131, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is adu.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 16.23 MB (17,017,092 bytes). SYSADUCheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
Advanced Driver 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.systweak.com/adu
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 16.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Driver Updater

Program executable:adu.exe
Name:Advanced Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\advanced driver updater\adu.exe
Additional files:
  • ADUHelper.dll - Systweak Advanced Driver Updater
  • adusys.dll
  • AsInvoker.exe - Advanced Driver Updater - UAC Launcher
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll - Advanced Driver Updater
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • KillAduProcesses.exe - Advanced Driver Updater - Install Helper
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • SYSADUCheckUpdate.exe - Advanced Driver Updater - Checking for Updates
  • SYSADUNewScheduler.exe - Advanced Driver Updater - Scheduler
  • systweakasp.exe - Advanced System Protector
  • adusetup.exe - Advanced Driver Updater
  • adusetup_ashampoo.exe
  • aduuninstall.exe
  • SSDPTstub.exe - Systweak Support Dock
  • Network.dll
  • aduasp.exe - ASP
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • adu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AdvancedDriverUpdater_UPDATES' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 20:17).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AdvancedDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • adu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ADUDReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\adu.exe -rem.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ADUDReminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\adu.exe -rem.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Advanced Driver Updater\adu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004039579%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00028407%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011989%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Advanced Driver Updater?

You can uninstall Advanced Driver 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Advanced Driver Updater, 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 Advanced Driver Updater.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.35%
Windows 10 29.37%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 4.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.62%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 8.1 8.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.55% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 31.55%
  United States 21.90%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  Australia 3.23%
  Netherlands 2.88%
  Italy 2.54%
  Canada 2.46%
  Austria 2.38%
  France 1.74%
  Brazil 1.58%
  Sweden 1.58%
  Belgium 1.55%
  Spain 1.30%
  Russia 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.91%
Acer 17.05%
Dell 16.34%
Medion 12.34%
ASUS 9.70%
Toshiba 5.54%
Lenovo 2.91%
Intel 2.85%
Samsung 2.80%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

About Systweak Inc

Advanced System Optimizer is a software utility for Windows that has utilities for optimization, speedup, cleanup, memory management, etc.
Publisher URL: www.systweak.com

comments3 comments

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Jerryover a year ago
To me, Advanced Driver Updater has showed to be reliable and helpful. Not all driver updater do a good job - I used DriverMax before for example but it would replace brand drivers with third party Acme-like companies driver "equivalent" and create problems. In contrasts, never had such problem with ADU. ADU has NEVER come by default with PowerBudle for me (the warning is misleading) - it is true that there a choice to do so however.
user comment
Charleyboyover a year ago
Keep getting the error message to "Check Internet and Firewall settings" reported by other users also. Systweak Support cannot solve this without you giving them unfettered access to your system remotely and at their convenience. Get a refund/
user comment
GBDickover a year ago
I have been using Advanced Driver Updater by Systweak for more than six months and have found it to be an invaluable programme