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Should I remove Auto Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,943
United States Rank #16,943
Reach 0.0124%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.39 days
513.11 days >
Average installed length: 269.60 days

Auto Updater

What is Auto Updater?

Auto Updater is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


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 AutoUpdater.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.74 MB (10,210,112 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdater.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.
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Auto Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Auto Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Auto Updater

Program executable:AutoUpdater.exe
Name:Auto Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Auto Updater\AutoUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • SHDocVw.dll
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • AutoUpdater.exe - Auto Updater
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Installer.exe - Installer
  • AxSHDocVw.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AutoUpdaterTask' (runs daily at 19:04).

How do I remove Auto Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Auto Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Auto 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Auto Updater, 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 Auto Updater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.24%
Windows 8 21.84%
Windows Vista 8.05%
Windows XP 2.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.98%
Windows 7 Professional 8.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.36%
Windows 8.1 5.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.60%
  France 8.17%
  United Kingdom 8.17%
  Canada 4.33%
  Australia 3.37%
  Brazil 3.37%
  India 2.40%
  MA 2.40%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Greece 1.44%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  DZ 0.96%
  Russia 0.96%
  Sweden 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.35%
Dell 23.93%
Hewlett-Packard 21.37%
Samsung 5.98%
Toshiba 5.13%
Lenovo 3.42%
ASUS 2.56%
Intel 1.71%
Sony 1.71%
Compaq 0.85%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.63%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.63%
Gateway SX2110G 1.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.75%


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