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Should I remove Alienware Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,487
United States Rank #10,071
Reach 0.0127%


3.1.0 0.80%
3.0.1 2.40% 18.40% 0.40% 1.20% 16.40% 2.00% 0.40% 4.80% 7.60% 5.20% 15.60% 6.80% 18.00%

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Alienware Update


Alienware Update is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is dellupdate.exe. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 2.35 MB (2,459,111 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Alienware Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: dell.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Alienware Update\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FE901F1A-B3D5-4BCE-AAFB-694DC51DC522}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Alienware Update

Program executable:dellupdate.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\alienware update\dellupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • DellUpServiceAdmin.exe - Dell Update Windows Service Admin
  • ExtApi.dll - Dell Update External API Library
  • DellUpService.exe - Dell Update Windows Service
  • ShellExecute.exe - Dell Update Shell Executer
  • Core.dll - Dell Update Core Library
  • Clarity.dll - Dell Command | Update (Dell Clarity Library)
  • DellUpTray.exe - Dell Update
  • BackgroundCopyManager3_0.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BackgroundCopyManager3_0'.
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Synaptics.DSHID.dll (by Synaptics) - Synaptics DSHID for CDCIApi (CDCIApi (Synaptics.DSHID))
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.5)
  • ServiceTagPlusPlus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DellUpService.exe runs as a service named 'Alienware Update Service' (DellUpdate) "Downloads and installs updates for your Dell device".

How do I remove Alienware Update?

You can uninstall Alienware 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 Alienware 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 Alienware Update.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.20%
Windows 7 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 82.40%
Windows 10 Pro 14.00%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.20%
Windows 8.1 1.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.80%
Windows 10 Enterprise 0.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.75%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  Canada 1.72%
  Australia 1.23%
  Germany 1.23%
  France 0.98%
  Belgium 0.49%
  Brazil 0.49%
  Spain 0.49%
  Netherlands 0.49%
  Poland 0.49%
  Sweden 0.49%
  DK 0.25%
  Ireland 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 99.20%
Dell 0.80%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 17 R4 21.16%
Alienware Alienware 15 R3 12.03%
Alienware Alienware Auror... 11.20%
Alienware Alienware Auror... 9.96%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 6.64%
Alienware Alienware Auror... 6.64%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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