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Should I remove BlackBerry Device Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,881
United States Rank #2,963
Reach 0.3529%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.58 days
725.17 days >
Average installed length: 381.02 days


VersionDistribution 11.98% 0.30% 0.40% 7.59% 5.38% 7.79% 0.58% 3.26% 6.44% 0.32% 5.45% 1.70% 4.79% 11.46% 3.58% 20.96% 1.64% 1.61% 1.52% 0.72% 0.06% 0.59% 0.45% 0.26% 0.45% 0.22% 0.03% 0.10% 0.13% 0.06% 0.12% 0.10%

Other programs by Research In Motion

BlackBerry Device Software Updater

What is BlackBerry Device Software Updater?

BlackBerry Device Software 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 Research In Motion)

Keep your BlackBerry smartphone software up to date and running smoothly with automatic alerts that prompt you when updates are available. BlackBerry® Desktop Software for PC coordinates the link between your smartphone, tablet, email accounts, calendars and more. With BlackBerry Desktop Software, managing this link is...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is NPWebSLLauncher.dll. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 24.62 MB (25,818,112 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Archivos comunes\Research In Motion\BBWebSLLauncher\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{38676C9C-270F-43D1-926A-E45DE8820A6B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Device Software Updater

Program module:NPWebSLLauncher.dll
Name:RIM Handheld Application Loader
BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
Signed by:Research In Motion
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\BBWebSLLauncher\NPWebSLLauncher.dll
Additional files:
  • BBWebSLLauncher.dll - RIM Handheld Application Loader (BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In)
  • NPWebSLLauncher.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPWebSLLauncher.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPWebSLLauncher.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPWebSLLauncher.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'RIM WebSL Launcher' with a plugin key of '@RIM.com/WebSLLauncher,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove BlackBerry Device Software Updater?

You can uninstall BlackBerry Device Software 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 BlackBerry Device Software 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 BlackBerry Device Software Updater.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BlackBerry Device Software Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.41%
Windows 10 16.61%
Windows Vista 9.00%
Windows XP 7.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.95%
Windows 7 Professional 15.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.80%
  Canada 9.79%
  United Kingdom 9.76%
  Italy 3.91%
  Indonesia 3.79%
  South Africa 3.32%
  France 3.27%
  Saudi Arabia 2.29%
  Germany 2.14%
  Mexico 2.04%
  Venezuela 2.04%
  India 1.93%
  Spain 1.92%
  United Arab Emirates 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.86%
Dell 26.79%
Acer 15.86%
Toshiba 9.27%
ASUS 6.87%
Samsung 3.47%
Lenovo 2.05%
Intel 1.87%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Sony 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.96%

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a Canadian telecommunication company known as the developer of the BlackBerry smartphone and tablet.
Publisher URL: www.rim.com


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