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Should I remove Avast Driver Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,958
United States Rank #5,907
Reach 0.0315%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.84 days
83.76 days >
Average installed length: 44.01 days


2.5.6 6.45%
2.5.5 0.48%
2.4.0 0.32%
2.3.3 16.94%
2.3.2 10.16%
2.3.1 28.39%
2.2.3 37.26%

Avast Driver Updater


Avast Driver Updater is a software program developed by AVAST Software. The most common release is 2.2.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 avast driver updater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 27.76 MB (29,111,183 bytes). The installed file Avast Driver Updater.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 86% of users of Avast Driver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avast Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Avast Driver Updater\UninstallStub.exe" --log {18720a54-6c82-4bf3-91b2-d7dcce723557}
Estimated size: 27.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Driver Updater

Program executable:avast driver updater.exe
Name:Avast Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\avast driver updater\avast driver updater.exe
Additional files:
  • DrvRst.exe - Avast Driver Updater Application (Avast Driver Updater 64-bit Driver Restore Helper)
  • UninstallStub.exe - AVAST Uninstall Stub
  • UnifiedLogger.dll (by SlimWare Utilities) - UnifiedLogger (SlimWare UnifiedLogger)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Avast Driver Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Avast Driver Updater Scan' (runs daily at 4:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Avast Driver Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Avast Driver Updater Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Avast Driver Updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Avast Driver Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Avast Driver Updater\Avast Driver Updater.exe" -boot.

How do I remove Avast Driver Updater?

You can uninstall Avast 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 Avast 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 Avast Driver Updater.

Win 10 74%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.24%
Windows 7 24.15%
Windows Vista 0.97%
Windows XP 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 47.74%
Windows 10 Pro 16.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.26%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows 8.1 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.52%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  France 3.16%
  Italy 1.43%
  Netherlands 0.92%
  Spain 0.61%
  Singapore 0.61%
  Canada 0.51%
  South Africa 0.51%
  Germany 0.31%
  Switzerland 0.20%
  Czech Republic 0.20%
  DK 0.20%
  Finland 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.22%
Acer 17.48%
ASUS 15.42%
Dell 14.91%
Lenovo 7.46%
Toshiba 3.60%
Intel 1.03%
Medion 1.03%
MSI 1.03%
Sahara 1.03%
Alienware 0.51%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 8.20%
ASUS All Series 5.46%
LENOVO 80XM 3.83%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com


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