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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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United States Rank #25,271
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Autostar Updater

What is Autostar Updater?

Autostar 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.

About  (from Meade)

The open architecture of the Meade Autostar permits the update of operating software, the loading of events such as comets, satellites, and minor planets, and allows you to share or "clone" this information with other Autostars.


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 AU2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 19.65 MB (20,608,667 bytes). The installed file mySKYUpdate.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.meade.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Meade\AutostarSuite\Updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Meade\AUTOST~1\Updater\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\Meade\AUTOST~1\Updater\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 19.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autostar Updater

Program executable:AU2.exe
Name:AU2 Application
Autostar Update Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Meade\AutostarSuite\Updater\AU2.exe
Additional files:
  • AU2.exe - AU2 Application (Autostar Update Application)
  • mySKYUpdate.exe - mySKY update (mySKY updater)
  • wuwinstaller.exe
  • BuildTour.exe
  • ConvertAVI.exe
  • copyinf.exe
  • MFC42.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • MSVCRT.DLL - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library
  • Squeeze2.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Autostar Updater?

You can uninstall Autostar 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 Autostar 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 Autostar Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.42%
Windows 10 30.12%
Windows Vista 8.43%
Windows XP 6.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.75%
Windows 7 Professional 11.25%
Windows 10 Home 11.25%
Windows 8.1 8.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.32%
  United Kingdom 9.43%
  Canada 3.77%
  South Africa 2.83%
  Belgium 2.83%
  Italy 2.83%
  France 1.89%
  New Zealand 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  CY 0.94%
  Norway 0.94%
  Russia 0.94%
  Sweden 0.94%
  MM 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Dell 24.07%
Acer 12.96%
ASUS 11.11%
American Megatrends 9.26%
Samsung 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
MSI 1.85%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite P75 1.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 1.61%
Sony VGN-CR220E 1.61%
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 1.61%


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